Coffee Rubbed Steak with Grilled Onion and Bleu Cheese Dressing

Coffee Rubbed Steak with Grilled Onion and Bleu Cheese Dressing Print this recipe

Yields: 4 servings
Cook time: 15 minutes Prep time: 6 1/4 hours



  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon Tabasco Hot Sauce
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 6 ounces bleu cheese crumbles

Dry Rub

  • ¼ cup Ancho chile powder
  • ¼ cup finely ground espresso beans
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon granulated onion
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar

  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 2 large, vine ripe tomatoes
  • 4 Walmart Choice Premium NY Strip Steaks
  • 4 cups arugula or favorite lettuce


  1. Mix all ingredients for dry rub and rub steaks with one tablespoon of dry rub on each side for steak and let sit in refrigerator for 6 hours before grilling. Reserve some dry rub for seasoning onions.
  2. Preheat the grill using Kingsford® charcoal, until briquets are consistently ashed over.
  3. Drizzle steaks with olive oil right before grilling. Grill over high heat 3-4 minutes, each side. Let rest for five minutes before serving.
  4. While steaks are grilling, slice two ¼-inch thick slices of yellow onion. Season with sprinkle of dry rub and drizzle with olive oil. Grill until nicely caramelized for 3-4 minutes, each side.
  5. Remove onions from grill and cut into small dice, reserve for dressing. Whisk all dressing ingredients together and add grilled, diced onions. Drizzle over grilled steak.
  6. Slice tomatoes. Toss with lettuce greens and remainder of dressing. Plate salad mixture and place steak on top.


  1. Recipe created by Chef Willy Thomas of Park Café in Nashville on behalf of the Walmart Choice Steak Challenge presented by Kingsford® charcoal and Coca-Cola©.
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