Savoury coffee recipes

Savoury coffee recipes

It’s common knowledge that chocolate and coffee are perfect cooking partners, teaming up to great effect in sweet recipes such as our Chocolate Espresso Brownies. What you may not know, though, is that coffee also goes extremely well with beef in savoury recipes. If you use wholesale coffee, why not use up any leftovers with one of these easy ideas?

Rump steak with coffee marinade

3 tablespoons strong coffee
1 tablespoon Demerara sugar
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 piece rump steak per person

Mix all the marinade ingredients together thoroughly. Place the steaks in a flat dish, and pour the marinade over, working it well into the steaks. Cover the dish, and leave in the fridge for six hours or overnight. Cook the steaks under a hot grill, or on the barbecue.

Fillet steak with coffee and peppercorn crust


1 teaspoon black peppercorns
1 tablespoon coffee beans
Pinch of salt
Olive oil
1 fillet steak per person

Crush and peppercorns and coffee beans together with a pestle and mortar, until they’re
about the consistency of coarse grains of sand. Tip the mixture out onto a plate, and mix in
the salt.

Brush each steak with oil, and press it firmly into the coffee mixture until firmly coated on
both sides. Pan-fry the steaks until cooked to your liking – you may have to add a little extra
oil to the pan to stop the crust from sticking.

Beef casseroles and stews

For a rich, tender beef casserole, pan-fry the beef and a chopped onion until browned. Add
two tablespoons of flour, and stir until the mixture is evenly coated, then add equal quantities of stock, coffee and red wine. Simmer for four – five hours until tender. The coffee adds an extra depth of flavour, and a deep, intense colour to the dish.