Bring a taste of the wide-open range to the table with our cowboy-inspired Coffee Chile Pepper Rub, which blends the flavors of robust espresso and smoky, spicy chiles with brown sugar and other spices.

Prep time: 60 min

Cook time: 10 min

Total time: 70 min

Coffee Chile Pepper Rubbed Ribeye
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods


Makes 4 servings

  • 4 (1-1/2 Lb.) Bone-In Rib-Eye Steaks, about 2 inches thick

  • 4 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil

  • 1/2 Cup Coffee Chile Pepper Rub


  1. An hour before cooking, remove steaks from refrigerator and let sit, covered, at room temperature.

  2. When ready to cook, rub each side of steak with 1 tablespoon Coffee Chile Pepper Rub.

  3. Heat heavy-bottomed skillet, such as cast iron, over high heat. Add 2 tablespoons oil, and when just starting to smoke, add 2 steaks to pan. Cook until well-seared on each side and cooked to desired doneness, about 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare.

  4. Transfer cooked steaks to cutting board. Wipe out pan, return to heat and repeat process with remaining steaks and 2 tablespoons oil, letting steaks rest for at least 5 minutes before serving.