Uncle Buc's Coffee Meat Rub

Uncle Buc's Coffee Meat Rub


"A stimulating rub for meat that is easily made with ingredients you probably already have. Excellent on porterhouse steaks, and pretty good on chicken and lamb."


5 m servings 11 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 11 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Fat:
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.1g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 1444 mg
  • 58%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven broiler. Place the ground coffee on a sheet of aluminum foil, and place about 6 inches from the heat source. Broil for about 45 seconds, shaking the foil about every 10 seconds, or whenever you see smoke.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the coffee, black pepper, salt, cayenne pepper, and cumin. Rub into steaks, or pound in with a meat mallet. Grill as desired.
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  1. 31 Ratings


This worked out GREAT! I rubbed it on chicken quarters & grilled it. The guys at the firehouse absolutely loved it...which was a surprise because when they saw me broiling the coffee & adding ...

Good. Quite peppery, according to my son, but my husband and I enjoyed it. Used it on the rib-eyes.

I use Uncle Buc's Coffee meat rub on fish and beef over an open grill and my family just loves the result.

A good rub should be a blend of ingredients that all marry to form a unique flavor all its own. So many are kept secret for that very reason. This was not the case here, unfortunately. While...

an outstanding rub. I used whole crushed cumin for some extra zip. I used this on a pork cut in the Philippines called "Liempo" (a pork belly cut) that resembles a giant, 10 ounce piece of bacon...

This was an interesting rub! I used it on beef for beef & broccli and it was a hit! Will make again to keep some on hand.

This was SO strange. The flavor was great but it smelled like the candied nuts they sell at Disneyland while it was grilling. It also had a chocolate-y flavor. I think I put way too much rub ...

Suprising and delicious! We applied the rub and then froze it for later and it came out great!

The aroma in my kitchen during an easy preparation time was delightful. The taste was simply wonderful, will use over and over again ! Thanks for sharing.