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 for Wild Game Roasts and Steaks
- 1/4 cup ground dark roast or espresso coffee
- 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
Mix all above ingredients together and rub all over roast. Cover and marinade for 1 hour to 24 hours.
Heat cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and add 2 tablespoons butter. Add meat to the skillet and sear on all sides. The amount of time depends on the thickness of your cut of meat. Remember, you want a dark caramelized outer crust to develop. If you like medium-rare, remove your roast when the temperature range is about 130/135 degrees.
Let your roast rest for 10-15 minutes before carving. Finish with a pinch of kosher salt. ~Enjoy!