Cocoa & Espresso Dusted Ribeye Steak

Simple dinner recipes can be elegant and gourmet too! This simple steak recipe of Cocoa & Espresso Dusted Ribeye Steak is good enough to be served in an upscale steakhouse, yet easy enough to be made at home during a busy week.

The key to making Great Everyday Meals, is always having flavorful seasonings and ingredients at your reach to take simple meat and other proteins as well as vegetables, and turning them into memorable dishes.

My easy recipe of Cocoa & Espresso Dusted Ribeye Steak is nothing but a little cocoa powder, ground espresso, cayenne pepper and brown sugar. Four simple ingredients that many have in their pantries, ready to be turned into an awesome steak dinner!

Chart from Wikipedia:

Term (French) Description Temperature range[1] USDA recommended[2]
Extra-rare or Blue (bleu) very red and cold 46–49 °C 115–120 °F
Rare (saignant) cold red center; soft 52–55 °C 125–130 °F
Medium rare (à point) warm red center; firmer 55–60 °C 130–140 °F 145 °F
Medium (demi-anglais) pink and firm 60–65 °C 140–150 °F 160 °F
Medium well (cuit) small amount of pink in the center 65–69 °C 150–155 °F
Well done (bien cuit) gray-brown throughout; firm 71–100 °C 160–212 °F 170 °F

  • 4 Ribeye Steaks
  • 1/4 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 cup Ground Espresso
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Ground Cayenne Pepper
  • 3 teaspoons Salt
  • Olive Oil

In a mixing bowl combine all the dry ingredients together thoroughly.

If you have thick-cut ribeye steaks – heat the oven to 400 degrees. Otherwise, you can cook the steaks on your stovetop.

Take you dry rub and liberally dust your steaks with the cocoa and espresso rub on both sides and let sit for at 10-15 minutes.

Take a large skillet and heat on medium-high heat with a couple tablespoons of olive oil.

Once the pan is hot, sear both sides of the steak and cook to your desired temperature.

If your steaks are thicker, sear quickly on both sides, then roast in the oven until cooked to your desired temperature.

Serve with your favorite sides!

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