Coffee-Rubbed Rib-Eye Steak

Our red-wine pan sauce elevates this main to a restaurant-worthy centerpiece for a date-night dinner.


2 servings

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  • 1 tsp. instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ancho chile pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 (1 lb.) bone-in rib eye steak about 1" thick
  • 1/4 c. low-sodium beef broth
  • 1/4 c. red wine


In small bowl, mix coffee granules, ancho chile pepper, oregano, garlic powder, and 1/4 tsp. salt; rub all over both sides of steak.

Coat large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Add steak; cook about 5 min. per side for medium-rare, turning once. Transfer to plate. Add broth and wine to skillet; cook until reduced by half, 5−8 min. Pour over steak; slice.

Two Easy Variations

Savory twist: Replace the instant coffee with 2 tsp. ground cumin 

Extra decadent: Swirl 1 Tbs. butter into sauce once reduced

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