Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


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This is a fabulous and savory rub for steak. It's a great idea to keep instant espresso on hand - you can use it in a lot of recipes. (You could use instant coffee granules in this recipe, but the flavor will be much milder.) You could also use a cup of liquid espresso, but you would need to reduce it by about half. Put the espresso in a small pan over medium-high heat and simmer until reduced. Let cool and add the spices and oil.


Flank Steak with Espresso Rub

Servings: 2 | Serving size: 4 ounces steak with sauce

Cooking Time: 60 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,7, 8.

This recipe makes great leftovers.

Serve with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes or Mashed Yams or Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes with Basil Oil


Serve with Parmesan Squash. or Pan Grilled Broccoli or Pan Grilled Asparagus or Zucchini with Sun Dried Tomatoes or Zucchini with Sun Dried Tomatoes - Low Sodium Version

1 Tbsp instant espresso powder
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
8 ounces flank steak
1/4 cup white wine
2 tsp unsalted butter
spray oil

Combine the espresso powder, olive oil, cumin, paprika, oregano salt and pepper. Rub the mixture on the flank steak filets. Place the filets on a plate and cover with plastic wrap. Put in the refrigerator and let rest for at least an hour (overnight is best).

When you're ready to cook, place a large skillet in the oven. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

When the oven is hot, spray the pan with oil and add the steak. Cook for about 8 minutes and turn. Cook for another 7 minutes.

Remove the pan from the oven. Place the steak on a cutting board to rest.

Place the skillet over medium-high heat and add the wine. Deglaze the pan by mixing the wine into the drippings and juice from the steak and reduce the mixture by about 1/2.

Add the butter and whisk until the sauce is smooth. Serve over the steak.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 4 ounces steak with sauce

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 278 Calories from Fat 141
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 16g 24%
    Saturated Fat 6g 30%
    Monounsaturated Fat 7g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 360mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
    Sugars 0g
Protein 25g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 6% Iron 17%
Vitamin K 9 mcg Potassium 510 mg
Magnesium 41 mg