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Grilled Coffee Marinated Flank Steak
Grilled Coffee Marinated Flank Steak
Grilled Coffee Marinated Flank Steak
Grilled Coffee Marinated Flank Steak
Grilled Coffee Marinated Flank Steak

PREP TIME 10 mins
COOK TIME 10 mins
TOTAL TIME 20 minutes + 24 hours marinating time
Serves: 8


  • Coffee Marinade:
  • 2 quarts cold coffee (14 cups, 5 oz each)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 16 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 cup cracked peppercorns
  • 2 tbsp kosher salt

  • Grilled Flank Steak:
  • 1 flank steak (about 2 lb)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp smoked sea salt


1. Coffee Marinade: Brew 1 carafe of strong coffee (14 cups) in CRUX 14-Cup Coffee Maker to make 2 quarts. Turn Coffee Maker off and allow carafe and coffee to cool completely.

2. Whisk together coffee, brown sugar, mustard, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, shallots, garlic, peppercorns and salt.

3. Grilled Flank Steak: In resealable bag, combine 2 cups Coffee Marinade with flank steak. Marinate in fridge for 24 hours, or freeze for up to 1 month (if frozen, thaw completely in fridge). Pour remaining marinade into resealable bags; freeze for future use.

4. Preheat grill to medium-high heat; grease grate well. Remove steak from marinade; shake off any excess marinade and discard. Brush steak with oil.

5. Grill steak, turning once, for about 10 minutes or until medium-rare. Sprinkle with salt. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing thinly across the grain.


  • The marinade also works well for rib-eye, skirt or sirloin steaks, as well as for pork chops, ribs or chicken.
  • Serve steak with grilled corn and asparagus if desired.

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