Coffee and Brown Sugar Rub Recipe

An easy coffee and brown sugar flavored dry rub for wild game roasts and steaks – it's simple to make, and works with elk, venison and antelope

Coffee and Brown Sugar Rub Recipe
Using coffee grounds as a marinade adds a dark, rich flavor to your favorite wild game. (Nevada Foodies photo)
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Yields: Approximately ½ cup
Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup ground dark roast or espresso coffee
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Directions:

1. Mix the above ingredients together and rub all over roast. Cover and marinade for up to 24 hours.


Cooking Directions:


This dry rub recipe can be used for up to 2 pounds of meat. The amount of time depends on the thickness of your cut of meat.

1. When cooking with this marinade, heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and add 2 tablespoons of butter. Add meat to the skillet and sear on all sides.  Remember, you want a dark caramelized outer crust to develop. If you like medium-rare, remove your roast when the temperature range is about 130 to 135 degrees.

2. Let your roast rest for 10-15 minutes before carving. Finish with a pinch of kosher salt.

For more wild game rubs and marinades, visit NevadaFoodies.com.


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