Sunday, June 5, 2011

I Love Me Some Cowboys, I Mean, Cowboy Steak

rubbed flank steak recipe

I'm used to making dinner for the husband and having him tell me "it's good" or that he likes it. He isn't being rude. That's just how he is. So tonight when he took his first bite of steak and didn't utter any words but gave me an "mmmmm," I knew I did something very, very right.

We thought about grilling this Cowboy Flank Steak from Cooking Light because it was still in the mid-90s at our house today. But after Mother Nature threatened to storm and the thunder started rolling, I thought it'd be best to actually follow the recipe (for once!) and turn on the broiler - and man am I glad we did. This was one of the best steaks I think we've ever cooked ourselves. (And, no, I'm not just saying that because it's named for cowboys and if it were up to me, the husband would be one.)

Cowboy Flank Steak
From Cooking Light

2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon coffee grinds
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin (next time, the husband says, we should cut this in half)
1/2 teaspoon packed brown sugar
1 lb flank steak
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
cooking spray

Preheat the broiler.

Stir together the chili powder, coffee grinds, cumin and sugar. Rub both sides of the steak with the spices, and then sprinkle the meat with salt and pepper.

Spray a broiler pan with cooking spray (or, if you're like us, use a rack and baking sheet).

Broil the steak for 10-12 minutes or until it is done to your liking. 



  1. I probably make this for my husband and let's see If could here his hmmmm too =)

  2. You'd be getting the mmmmmm from me! Coffee grounds? How interesting. I would have been like you and been tempted to make the steak on the grill, but if you say the broiler is best, I'll give it a go that way. (Rack and baking sheet are the only way to go!)


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