A little coffee can take your grilling game to the next level. It’s the 4th of July this weekend and if you really want to impress your crew, create your own dry rub spice mix – complete with coffee.
Here’s how you do it:
2 Tablespoons fresh-ground coffee (on the coarse side)
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried orange zest
1 Tablespoon dark brown sugar
1 three-finger pinch crushed red chili flakes
Mix the spices together and coat your favorite meat or vegetables with it. This dry rub goes great with beef, but it’s awesome on chicken and corn too. To really make the most of the flavors, do the rub the night before and chill the meat or veggies overnight before grilling.
For our favorite coffee-rubbed brisket sandwich recipe, go here.
For a killer grilled veggie skewer recipe, go here.