Cold weather rustic food doesn’t always have to be soups and stews. So this time around I’m going for something hearty and interesting with my semi-wet rustic rub. It’s sweet, salty, savory and full of spice. Annnnnd so easy to pull together. If you like things more spicy, add more cayenne pepper to your hearts desire. You can give or take any of the spices to make it to your perfect liking. I won’t judge 😉 Personally, my favorite part is the dark char on the outside from the dark brown sugar. I kinda wish every bite of the steak was the edge piece, haha!
2 top sirloins at about 1.5 inches thick
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/8 cup instant coffee or coffee grounds
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons dry mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Combine everything together in a bowl and generously rub all over the steaks. Let the steaks marinate in the fridge for at least an hour. Pull the steaks out and let it come to room temperature. Bring your grill to high heat and place the steaks on the grill with the cover closed for about 5 minutes. Turn the steaks over with tongs and let grill for another 5 minutes if you want the steak done medium. Remove from the grill and let them rest for 5 minutes before serving.