Try this coffee-infused dry rub for steaks and prime rib
By Jeff Ayers — / Death Wish Coffee Blog
PRIME RIB VERSUS RIBEYE STEAKS
For steak lovers, National Prime Rib Day is a holiday we rarely miss. This Coffee-Infused Dry Rub Recipe—for steaks and prime rib—will help us all celebrate together in tasty style.
Ribeye steak and a prime rib are very similar—both cuts are from the same section of beef. The only difference is that a prime rib is usually 2 to 5 pounds, and a ribeye steak is cut for the most tender parts to about 10 to 14 ounces. Either can have a bone in or out, and the steaks are generally better on the grill rather than in the oven, where you would cook a prime rib.
This easy and delicious coffee-infused rub uses Death Wish Instant Coffee, but you can substitute freshly ground Death Wish Coffee too—just make sure you grind it for espresso.
For Coffee-Infused Ribeye Dry Rub:
- 2 ribeye steaks
- 1 pouch Death Wish Instant Coffee (or about 1 and 1/4 tablespoons of ground coffee)
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1 teaspoon salt (Kosher salt will give you more flavor)
- 1 teaspoon coarse ground pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
- Sprinkle coffee-infused ribeye steak dry rub over both sides of each steak, patting the first layer of rub into the steaks and then applying a second layer.
- Grill steaks on a medium-high grill, turning over every 5 minutes until your desired temperature is reached.
- Take steaks off the grill and let rest for 5 minutes before cutting and serving.
BONUS: Serve the ribeye steaks with jalapeno butter!
- 1 fresh jalapeno, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup softened butter
Directions:1. Combine and place a spoonful on top of each finished steak.
For Coffee-Infused Prime Rib Dry Roast:
- Coffee-Infused Ribeye Dry Rub (see above)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Bone-in prime rib—two pieces
- Place the prime rib in a roasting pan, fat and rib side down.
- Brush the prime rib roast with olive oil, and then coat every side with the coffee-infused dry rub.
- Preheat oven to 425 F.
- Place the prime rib in the oven and roast for 15 minutes.
- Cut the oven back to 325 F and cook for an additional hour.
- *For medium-rare, cook the prime rib to an internal temperature of 120 F.
- Let the prime rib rest for at least 20 minutes before cutting and serving.