Dinner’s Under $10 – Espresso Meat Rub!

You may be surprised to find how delicious it is to use espresso as a meat rub! It has the capability to provide bolder flavors to the meat that will be subtle upon cooking.


Your browser may not support display of this image.Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. Coarse ground espresso
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. Salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. Black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. Cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. Garlic powder


  1. Preheat the broiler in your oven, and place the espresso grounds on a cookie sheet covered with aluminum foil. Broil the espresso grounds for one minute, and watch carefully.
  2. Stir together all of the ingredients in a small bowl, and rub them into your meat of choice. This rub works best with steak, pork, or chicken.
  3. Grill your meat to your preference, and enjoy!

Chuggin McCoffee is a coffee fanatic that has spent the entirety of his career cultivating and studying all of the best uses and brewing styles for optimal coffee and espresso flavor. His specialty site for all coffee needs, supplies, and Bodum French Presses can be found at www.thecoffeebump.com.

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1 Debbie October 13, 2009 at 5:22 pm

That rub sounds incredible! thanks.


2 LittlePeopleWealth October 14, 2009 at 4:26 pm

You're welcome 🙂


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