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sw2geeks
01-28-2013, 12:04 AM
Got my hands on a 32-ounce cowboy steak this weekend. Decided to crust it with coffee and chili powder and it turned out great!

Here are some pics.

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More pics and recipe for Coffee Crusted Cowboy Steak (http://www.dfw.com/2013/01/27/745637/weekend-chef-coffee-crusted-cowboy.html) here.

That steak was mighty tasty! The coffee gives it a nice nice earthy flavor but is surprisingly not bitter.

Talal
01-28-2013, 12:07 AM
beatiful... im not a coffee man myself but that looks damn good..

i should try a tea crust !

sachem allison
01-28-2013, 12:10 AM
Years ago when I worked in Scottsdalke, Az, I cooked a charity dinner with Chef Robert McGrath and a few other James beard and food wine type chefs. Our course was a coffee and chili crusted tenderlion with a giant portion of baked green chili mac and cheese that was so good, you just wanted to slap someone. This looks awesome!

Johnny.B.Good
01-28-2013, 12:13 AM
It looks awesome Steve, but I avoid getting any grounds in my morning cup of coffee, so I'm not sure I could stomach a mouthful of them on a steak...

sw2geeks
01-28-2013, 01:19 AM
It looks awesome Steve, but I avoid getting any grounds in my morning cup of coffee, so I'm not sure I could stomach a mouthful of them on a steak...

Surprisingly you don't notice any coffee ground texture when you are eating the steak. But I did notice a lot of grounds when I smiled in the mirror :biggrin:

kalaeb
01-28-2013, 01:29 AM
What is the knife Steve?

Johnny.B.Good
01-28-2013, 01:33 AM
What is the knife Steve?

Good question.

Catcheside?

sw2geeks
01-28-2013, 01:41 AM
What is the knife Steve?
Something I picked up on eBay. No makers mark on it and it did not cost much.

AFKitchenknivesguy
01-28-2013, 11:58 AM
Mmmm breakfast steak.

franzb69
01-28-2013, 12:05 PM
Something I picked up on eBay. No makers mark on it and it did not cost much.

musta been stuff from pakistan then


Mmmm breakfast steak.

yeah mmmmm steak, always a good time to have steak. =D

rahimlee54
01-28-2013, 12:24 PM
If I use espresso grounds should I go a little lighter or just season liberally as usual?

Looks great.

Mike9
01-28-2013, 12:40 PM
That looks great I have to try that when the we thaw out.

sw2geeks
01-28-2013, 01:02 PM
If I use espresso grounds should I go a little lighter or just season liberally as usual?

Looks great.

Espresso should be fine. I would just season the same.

sw2geeks
01-28-2013, 01:06 PM
That looks great I have to try that when the we thaw out.

For some reason we are having a weather in the 70-80 temp range. We had a record low yesterday. Normally during the stock show we have cold, icy weather. Sort of like the weather we had at the Super Bowl when they played it down here a couple of years ago.

DeepCSweede
01-28-2013, 01:19 PM
Did you end up using Kona or something else? I have been using the Costco Kona blend but I will probably try a darker roast next time I do it.

sw2geeks
01-28-2013, 01:57 PM
Did you end up using Kona or something else? I have been using the Costco Kona blend but I will probably try a darker roast next time I do it.

I used a French roast out of one of my k-cups. It was pretty dark. I have a picture of it in the slide show that goes with the story.

NO ChoP!
01-28-2013, 08:59 PM
That looks amazing.

I usually add a touch of brown sugar to a coffee rub. Also, grinding down the beans to dust helps texturally....

sw2geeks
01-28-2013, 11:06 PM
That looks amazing.

I usually add a touch of brown sugar to a coffee rub. Also, grinding down the beans to dust helps texturally....

I have tried grinding it fine, but I find it does not crust as well. Surprisingly I have never found the coffee to leave a bitter taste when mixed with chili powder, don't know why? But I usually skip sweet rubs with beef, but I also normally drink my coffee black...

AFKitchenknivesguy
01-29-2013, 08:59 PM
I used a French roast out of one of my k-cups.

Scandalous!:bat:

mr drinky
01-30-2013, 12:17 AM
That looks really, really good. Reminds me of my last time I had a steak like that at Stephen Pyles.

k.

sw2geeks
01-30-2013, 01:32 AM
Had some relatives over last weekend and went to Tim Loves Woodshed and had 2 60oz porterhouse steaks. Got me in the big steak mood!

DeepCSweede
01-30-2013, 09:29 AM
Had some relatives over last weekend and went to Tim Loves Woodshed and had 2 60oz porterhouse steaks. Got me in the big steak mood!

My wife just doesn't understand that I could have a steak at least once a week if not more. Variation for me is how I season it before it goes on the grill and what sides I have with it.