Coffee Rub

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Not just for breakfast anymore, coffee is also a spice that adds a rich, deep, earthy flavor to food, especially red meats like chicken thighs, duck, beef and lamb. It’s the main ingredient in this Coffee Rub recipe, along with paprika and ground coriander that deliver a savory and slightly spicy flavor. Follow this recipe to the letter or customize it to your taste. Use a dark roast for more robust flavor and a lighter roast for a more subtle flavor.

 Match the rub you use to the meat you’re cooking. For ribs, pulled pork, chicken and brisket, we recommend Carolina-Style Rub. Texas-Style Rub is ideal for steak, chicken and pork plates. And for everything from rib eye steaks and prime rib to scallops and shrimp, you can’t go wrong with a little Cajun Rub.

1 Servings

Ingredients

Dry Rub
  • 2/3 cup ground coffee
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
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1. In a small bowl, combine ground coffee, brown sugar, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder and ground coriander. Mix with your fingers to make sure there are no clumps.
Hot TipPaprika - There are a number of varieties of paprika and they range in flavor from sweet and mild to pungent and hot. Most grocery stores carry mild paprika. You’ll find the more pungent variety at ethnic and gourmet markets.
2. Apply or rub a thin coating of the seasoning over the entire surface of the meat.
Hot TipYou can store this rub in an airtight container in a cool place for up to 6 months.
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