Coffee Rubbed Steak
1 tablespoon ground espresso coffee
1/2 tablespoon onion powder
1/2 tablespoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
3/4 pound grass-fed strip steak, fat removed (about 3/4-inch thick)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 medium tomatoes, sliced
Mix coffee with onion powder, paprika, salt, chili powder and brown sugar. Spread on both sides of the steak, pressing the spice on.
Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the steak and saute 5 minutes, watching to make sure the spices do not burn. Turn the steak over and cook another 5 minutes. A meat thermometer should read 125 degrees for medium-rare and 145 degrees for medium.
Remove meat to a cutting board and pour pan juices over the steak. Let rest while finishing the potatoes. Slice and serve. Serve tomatoes on the side. Makes 2 servings.
Per serving: 322 calories (34 percent from fat), 12.0 g fat (2.8 g saturated, 6.7 g monounsaturated), 96 mg cholesterol, 41.6 g protein, 14.2 g carbohydrates, 2.9 g fiber, 690 mg sodium.