This coffee and brown sugar-crusted skirt steak recipe will help you kick start your work week after the long weekend. It's quick, easy and absolutely delicious.

Coffee and Brown Sugar-Crusted Skirt Steak

This spice mix is a great go to rub for the grill - it tastes equally great on pork chops, rack of lamb, and a filet of salmon.


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  • 1/4 c. finely ground espresso coffee (not instant)

  • 1/4 c. dark brown sugar, firmly packed

  • 1 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt

  • 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon

  • 1/8 tsp. ground ginger

  • 1/8 tsp. ground white pepper

  • 1/8 tsp. five-spice powder

  • Pinch cayenne pepper

  • 2 1/2 lb. skirt steak, cut into 4 pieces

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil


  • Heat grill to high.

  • Combine coffee, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger, white pepper, five-spice powder, and cayenne pepper in a bowl.

  • Remove steak from refrigerator and let come to room temperature, about 15 minutes. Rub steak with oil, and sprinkle with rub. Massage rub into meat.

  • Grill until charred and medium-rare, 2 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board, cover with foil and let rest 5 minutes before thinly slicing at an angle. Serve immediately.