This steak rub is a sure thing on most game roasts and steaks like elk, bison, venison and antelope. The blend of finely ground coffee beans, brown sugar and ancho chile powder gives every bite a smoky, sweet and slightly spicy flavor.
A Caffeinated Dry Rub Seasoning Blend
- 1/2 cup finely ground coffee beans
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
- 2 teaspoons ancho chile powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- olive oil
Mix the coffee, brown sugar, paprika, ancho chile powder, salt and dried oregano in a small bowl. Rub your roast or steaks with a light coating of olive oil and then cover with some of the seasoning blend, letting the meat chill in the refrigerator afterward for a few hours. Remove the meat and let sit for 30 minutes before cooking.
Save any leftover rub in an airtight container for the next wild game steak dinner.