If I was forced to live on a deserted island, there would be two things that I would take with me. Coffee and steak. Caffeinated London Broil combines them both. It even involves grilling, which is always a major plus in my book.
The coffee flavor in this one isn’t overwhelming in this steak recipe. In fact other flavors from the marinade came out stronger, but the coffee flavor really came out on the edges. The coffee flavor was slightly woody, slightly nutty and overall this steak was one hundred percent delicious.
- Approximately two pounds of London broil steak
- ½ cup of coffee. Use a dark roast or espresso for best results.
- 1/3 cup of light corn syrup
- ¼ cup of Worcestershire sauce
- 3 tablespoons of ketchup
- 4 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 4 tablespoons of butter
- ¼ to ½ teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
- olive oil
- kosher salt
- Combine the marinade ingredients (everything except the steak, olive oil and salt) into a saucepan and cook slowly over medium heat until the brown sugar is dissolved and the marinade is completely mixed together.
- Take out a ¼ cup of the marinade and put it in a separate covered bowl in the fridge.
- Place the London broil in a ziploc bag and carefully pour in the marinade. Extra emphasis on the carefully or it can get messy.
- As your closing the bag, try to force out as much air as possible. Let it refrigerate for up to 24 hours.
- Turn the grill to medium-high heat.
- Drain the marinade from the bag.
- Pat the steak dry with paper towels.
- Rub the meat with the olive oil and season it with the salt.
- Cook the meat on the grill. Cook it to your preference, but I suggest medium-rare. It brought out the flavors of the marinade perfectly.
- Take the meat off the grill and put it on a cutting board. I know you’re going to want to eat it right then, but cover it loosely with foil and let the juices settle for five minutes.
- Slice thinly against the grain.
- Season if needed. Warm the marinade from the fridge. Serve and enjoy.
Twelve steps seems like a lot, but when you break it down between the creating the marinade and cooking the steak, it’s pretty simple overall.
This is by far the best coffee steak recipe that I’ve had yet. Thanks to my friend Faith Respler for being in charge of the kitchen on this project. She ensured that the steak came up perfect.
There is more in the works. Right now in the Daily Shot Of Coffee lab, we’re testing a Coffee Encrusted Steak. Keep an eye out for that recipe in the near future.
Photo by adactio.