Java Pepper Steak

The coffee in this recipe may seem unusual, but it beautifully balances the other flavours. If it’s too unconventional for your liking, it can be omitted.
Yield 4 Servings Prep. Time 5 min Cooking Time 12 min Total Time 17 min


Here are the following ingredients:

  • 4 tsp (20 mL) finely ground coffee (not instant), optional
  • 4 tsp (20 mL) pepper
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) ground cumin
  • 4 Beef Grilling Medallions (e.g. Rib Eye, Strip Loin or Top Sirloin), 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick (1-1/2 lb/750 g)

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Follow these cooking methods/directions:

  1. Combine coffee, pepper, cumin, and salt to taste in large sealable freezer bag. Shake each medallion separately in bag until evenly coated.

  2. Place medallions on lightly oiled grill over medium-high heat; close lid and cook, turning once, for 6 to 7 minutes per side for medium or to desired doneness.

  3. Remove to platter; tent with foil and let stand for 5 minutes.