Smoky Espresso Steak
3 teaspoons instant espresso powder
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 ½ teaspoons smoked or regular paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking cocoa
¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pound boneless beef top sirloin steak
Preheat broiler OR preheat grill to medium-high heat.
Mix all ingredients except beef; rub over all sides of steak. Allow steak to get to room temperature.
Broil Method: broil steak 4-6 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.
Grill Method: lightly oil grill grates to prevent sticking. Grill steak 4-6 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.
Internal Temps: Medium Rare 135 degrees F; Medium 145 degrees F. Remember that the steak will continue to cook to another 5 degrees F while standing.
From prep to table: 40 minutes