Arabica Spice Rubbed Flank Steak

By Marge Perry & David Bonom
We love this rub so much, we can’t see any reason to make a single batch. This recipe makes enough rub for 2-4 more meals: use it on salmon, swordfish, chicken or burgers.


    • brown sugar
    • cayenne pepper
    • chili powder
    • coffee
    • Dry Mustard
    • flank steak
    • For the meat:
    • For the rub:
    • freshly ground black pepper
    • ground ancho chili
    • ground cumin
    • olive oil
    • Paprika
    • Salt


    1. Combine the rub ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Transfer all but 3 tablespoons to a covered container for future use.
    2. Brush the oil over the steak
    3. Preheat nonstick grill pan over medium heat until hot. Add the flank steak and cook, turning once, 8-10 minutes for medium-rare. Transfer steak to a cutting board and let rest 5 minutes before thinly slicing on the diagonal against the grain.