Coffee Marinade for Beef
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Serves: ⅓ cup
Using coffee adds depth to this quick and easy marinade.
  • 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Concentrated Cold Brewed Coffee
  • 1 teaspoon Soy Sauce (Low Salt)
  • 1 tablespoon Sake
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh Garlic (1 medium clove)
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ¼ teaspoon ground Black Pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  1. Whisk ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. Pour all but two tablespoons over meat and marinate for 1 hour or more before cooking.
  3. Use the remaining marinade while cooking to add additional flavor.
I used one pound of flank steak thinly sliced for stir fry with dark greens and scallions. Slice very cold steak (Note: if you freeze steak for 10-15 minutes before slicing it makes it really easy to get wafer thin cuts.) I pat the meat with paper towels before adding to the wok or grill so I get a nice dry sear.

This marinade is light on salt on purpose as most people add additional soy sauce to their stir fry during the cooking process or upon serving. If used for grilling a whole steak I would season with additional salt before placing on the hot grill and drizzle the remaining marinade just before serving.
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