Know what the best part of this espresso and chile-rubbed flank steak recipe is? Well, beside the fact that it feeds a crew. It’s the perfect blend and savory and sweet.

Yes, sweet. The coffee and chile give the meat a nice kick — but it finishes with a sweet honey blend. Perfect for picky kiddos!

We paired the steak with roasted fingerling potatoes. Be sure to get the multicolor ones. Your kiddo will get a kick out of a blue “tato.”

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Espresso and Chile-Rubbed Flank Steak with Roasted Potatoes
A sweet and savory steak that's perfect by itself or as part of a fajita!
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Prep Time
2 hr 10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Prep Time
2 hr 10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 pounds Flank Steak (fat trimmed)
  2. 1 1/2 tablespoons Espresso Beans (finely ground)
  3. 2-3 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  4. 1 Dried Chipotle Pepper (ground, stems removed)
  5. 2 tablespoons Ancho Chile Powder
  6. 1/2 teaspoon Smoked Sea Salt
  7. 2 tablespoons Honey
  8. 1 tablespoon Ground Pepper Blend
  9. 3 Garlic Cloves (finely minced)
  10. 1/4 cup Oregano (finely chopped)
  11. 6 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  12. 2-3 tablespoons Water
  13. 1 1/2 pounds Mixed Color Fingerling Potatoes (whole)
  14. 1 1/2 tablespoons Basil Vinegar
  15. 8-10 Garlic cloves (whole; for potatoes)
  16. 8 Medium Shallots (halved length ways)
  17. 1/4 cup Fresh Rosemary (whole sprigs and chopped)
  18. 1/4 cup Fresh Oregano (chopped)
  19. 1/8 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (grated fine)
  20. Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, add the dry ingredients and blend until well combined.
  2. Add the garlic, honey and olive oil to the spice blend, stirring everything together and forming a thick paste. Slowly begin to add the water, making sure to stir frequently.
  3. Once the spice mixture has been blended thoroughly, pour the liquid rub over the steak and gently massage the rub into the steak, making sure to cover every nook and cranny. Don’t worry about getting your hands right in -- your taste buds will thank you later!
  4. Set meat aside and let the spice blend rest for 1-2 hours.
  5. While meat is resting, preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  6. In a 2 inch baking dish, add fingerling potatoes, garlic cloves, shallots rosemary, and oregano evenly.
  7. Drizzle olive oil over the dish, making sure to cover the potatoes.
  8. Add chopped rosemary, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Place the dish on the center rack and cook at 425 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.
  10. Set grill to high, or use direct heat for charcoal.
  11. Place meat on direct heat and cook for 8-12 minutes, turning once halfway through. Cook times vary depending on the thickness of the cut.
  12. Remove the steak from the grill and let rest for 5 minutes.
  13. Remove the dish from the oven, while hot dust the potatoes with some freshly grated cheese, as well as salt and pepper to taste.
  14. Slice steak into 1/4 inch slices and serve hot, enjoy!
Notes
  1. Don't be scared of the prep time! Most of that time the meat is 'marinating' in the rub!
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