Coffee Marinated Flank Steak



A great week day meal – make the marinade the night before, then just prepare side dishes and broil the steak!

What you need:

  • ½ cup brewed coffee
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup club soda
  • One sprig of rosemary
  • 1 ½ to 2 pound flank steak
  • finishing salt (see note at the end)

Rosemary sprig

How to do it:

Combine the first eight ingredients in a plastic bag or a marinade dish.  Mix well.  Add the flank steak and shake the marinade over the meat.  Allow to marinate 12-24 hours, turning occasionally.


Remove the steak from the marinade and discard the liquid.  Broil the steak to the desired doneness.  We like it rare to medium rare so I cooked it about 3 minutes on each side.


Allow it to “rest” for about 5 minutes, giving all those succulent juices time to move back into the meat.

Slice it across the grain and serve hot.  A great side dish is roasted baby potatoes and coleslaw (Got mine from the deli).


**Finishing salt is a salt that is usually made of sea salt with a flavoring added.  Sea salt does not dissolve well and is a stronger flavor so it doesn’t cook well, but finishes great.  I used black truffle sea salt that I purchased from the Spice Merchant in Temecula, California, but you can also order it online.  Just click here for the link.

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4 Responses to Coffee Marinated Flank Steak

  1. Audrey says:

    I did a double take when I saw the sea salt. It can’t be from THAT Old Town Spice Merchant can it? ha ha! I live in the Temecula area. That store is dangerous, so many things to I’d want to buy.

    This recipe looks amazing! I have made a cowboy stew with coffee in it, but never tried it in a marinade. I will soon.

    Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays. Hope to see you back next week.

    • HelenFern says:

      Thanks for stopping by! Every time I’m in So. Cal I want to head to Temecula just for that store – and I ALWAYS spend too much!! LOL

  2. The steak looks so good, I have been craving a tasty steak for about 2 weeks now.
    Thanks for visiting to share your recipe!!
    Have a great day, Karren

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