I rarely order beef at a restaurant, because I can usually make a pretty damn good steak at home.
But there is one steak that I can't match, and that's the Capital Grille’s bone-in Kona crusted dry-aged NY strip. I have dreams about that steak! So it was time to find a way to make something at home that would satisfy my craving for that amazing slab of beef.
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon Kosher salt
1 tablespoon ground coffee (use your favorite)
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon granulated onion
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
Combine the ingredients, mixing well, and keep them in a tightly sealed container at room temperature.
When using, sprinkle liberally on both sides of the steak before cooking. I find a steak that’s cooked in a cast iron pan to be perfectly acceptable, but nothing beats the grill!