A stimulating rub for meat that is easily made with ingredients you probably already have. Excellent on porterhouse steaks, and pretty good on chicken and lamb.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
1 /3 cup
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven broiler. Place the ground coffee on a sheet of aluminum foil, and place about 6 inches from the heat source. Broil for about 45 seconds, shaking the foil about every 10 seconds, or whenever you see smoke.

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  • In a small bowl, stir together the coffee, black pepper, salt, cayenne pepper, and cumin. Rub into steaks, or pound in with a meat mallet. Grill as desired.

Nutrition Facts

11 calories; protein 0.5g; carbohydrates 2.1g; fat 0.3g; sodium 1443.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2006
This worked out GREAT! I rubbed it on chicken quarters & grilled it. The guys at the firehouse absolutely loved it...which was a surprise because when they saw me broiling the coffee & adding it to the mix I heard several cries of "I'm not eating that". So word to the wise...if you're making this for a picky eater assemble the ingredients out of sight. Read More
(25)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/03/2008
Good. Quite peppery according to my son but my husband and I enjoyed it. Used it on the rib-eyes. Read More
(14)
37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2006
This worked out GREAT! I rubbed it on chicken quarters & grilled it. The guys at the firehouse absolutely loved it...which was a surprise because when they saw me broiling the coffee & adding it to the mix I heard several cries of "I'm not eating that". So word to the wise...if you're making this for a picky eater assemble the ingredients out of sight. Read More
(25)
Rating: 3 stars
05/02/2008
Good. Quite peppery according to my son but my husband and I enjoyed it. Used it on the rib-eyes. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2005
I use Uncle Buc's Coffee meat rub on fish and beef over an open grill and my family just loves the result. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2008
an outstanding rub. I used whole crushed cumin for some extra zip. I used this on a pork cut in the Philippines called "Liempo" (a pork belly cut) that resembles a giant 10 ounce piece of bacon (though uncured). Put it on overnight and qued it the next day. It was unreal!! My guests (all Filipinos) could not believe how good it was and begged me for the recipe which I did not tell!! As they say here "Secret!!" Read More
(7)
Rating: 2 stars
04/15/2012
A good rub should be a blend of ingredients that all marry to form a unique flavor all its own. So many are kept secret for that very reason. This was not the case here unfortunately. While the coffee was not apparent at all the same can t be said for the cumin which was too bold. Too much pepper as well. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
06/09/2009
We tried this tonight with pork loin steaks. I made the rub as directed and then my husband spread some Miracle Whip on his. He grilled them slowly (20-30 min ) with mesquite. They were very good and not too spicy or peppery. The one with the Miracle Whip was especially moist. I put the leftover rub in a ziploc to use later. Very good! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2010
Suprising and delicious! We applied the rub and then froze it for later and it came out great! Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2007
Strong flavor but it still manages not to overpower the meat. The crust it created was yummy! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2006
Used this rub on a roast I slow smoked on the grill. People couldn't quite put their finger on one of the ingredients (the coffee) and they LOVED it. I will definately use this rub again. Read More
(3)
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