Coffee Crusted Steak No.7


Fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs are familiar with the #7 banner which hangs in the Air Canada Centre, not as that of a business man who started a coffee shop in Hamilton, ON which is now upheld as a national treasure, but rather that of a proud hockey player who wore the number on his back as King Clancy had done before him.

Known as the strongest player of his day, I know Tim Horton did not get that way on coffee, donuts and toasted bagels alone. And thus, I give you the Coffee Crusted Steak No. 7.

Don’t be scared off if you aren’t a coffee lover – the coffee flavour is not overpowering and blends in wonderfully with the steak spice and brown sugar to make an incredible compliment to the beef. Tim, wherever you are up there, I hope you’d approve.

Seen here served with olives and an orzo salad.



The Coffee Crusted Steak No. 7

Serves: 4


2 tablespoons, fine ground coffee
2 tablespoons Montreal steak spice
3/4 tablespoon brown sugar
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 x 1 pound rib steaks


  1. Preheat grill over High heat.
  2. In a small bowl mix the coffee, steak spice and brown sugar together.
  3. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the coffee mixture onto the top side of each steak and press down lightly. Drizzle olive oil over top of the spice rub and using the back of a spoon, spread it around so the spice rub and oil form a nice seal to the top side of the steaks.
  4. When your grill is good and hot, place steaks rub side down on the grill. Cook until medium rare, about 4 minutes per side.

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