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Coffee-Rubbed Rib-Eye Steak Recipe is the Perfect Date Night Dinner

Red-wine sauce elevates this meaty main to a restaurant-worthy dinner for two

It’s fun to go out to dinner on date night, but it can get to be an expensive. And let’s face it, sometimes you can make a better meal at home — especially when it’s as easy to do as it is impressive. That’s why you’ve got to try this coffee-rubbed rib-eye steak recipe. We create a flavorful rub for the steak with instant coffee, chile pepper, oregano and garlic. Then we quickly cook the meat in a skillet. But what takes the dish from good to great is the red wine pan sauce we whip up and then pour over the steak. Its luscious rich flavor complements the steak perfectly. We guarantee, you and your date will fall in love with this dinner!

You can easily customize the sauce for the steak, too. For a little extra decadence, swirl a tablespoon of butter into it. Or, for a savory twist, replace the instant coffee with 2 teaspoons of ground cumin. Give this recipe a try on your next date night and leave us a comment.


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.



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