Kanel - Caramelized Coffee Rub Recipes

Coffee Rub Strip Steaks

Got your tongs handy? Good. It’s grilling season, and this strip steak rubbed with Kanel's Caramelized Coffee Rub then seared to crispy perfection, won’t let you down. Whether you prefer the stovetop or barbecue method, you’ll get the most tender, juicy bite every time.



2 16-ounce boneless New York strip steaks (about 1 inch thick)
2 Tbsp Caramelized Coffee Rub
2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil


Rub the Caramelized Coffee Rub into the steaks set on a wire rack over a plate or baking sheet and chill uncovered 3–6 hours. Remove from the fridge and let steaks sit for 1 hour, which will help them cook quickly and more evenly.

Preheat your grill to high heat.

Place the steaks directly on the grill. For medium rare: cook 4-6 minutes, then flip the steaks and repeat on the other side. Grill for more or less time depending on your preferred doneness.

Transfer to a cutting board, and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

Best-Ever Beef Burger with Caramelized Coffee Rub

There are burgers, and then there’s this burger. Kanel's Caramelized Coffee Rub gives this summertime BBQ staple tons of earthy flavour, and just a hint of sweetness. Crispy on the outside, juicy and tender on the inside.



2 pounds ground beef
½ cup panko, breadcrumbs, or crushed saltine crackers
1 large egg
2 Tbsp milk
1-½ Tbsp Caramelized Coffee Rub


Preheat the grill to medium heat (350-400 degrees F.) If you are cooking on the stove, skip this step.

In a large bowl, mix all of the ingredients together by hand (do not overmix - stop once the ingredients look evenly distributed to keep the burgers juicy).

Divide the mixture into 6 (for large patties) or 12 (for thin patties).

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and press the meat firmly into patties (keep in mind they will shrink a bit when you cook them).

If you are cooking on the stove, heat a skillet to medium-high with a bit of oil.

For thick patties: Grill or fry the patties for 3-4 minutes per side, for thin patties: Cook on the griddle for 2 minutes per side.

Serve with your favourite toppings, and an ice-cold beer.

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