Smoky Espresso Steak

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
This juicy steak rubbed with espresso, cocoa and pumpkin pie spice is one of my husband’s favorites. Broiling is a good year-round method, but we love making it on the grill, too. —Deborah Biggs, Omaha, Nebraska
Smoky Espresso Steak Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 teaspoons instant espresso powder
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons smoked or regular paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound beef flat iron or top sirloin steak (3/4 inch thick)


  1. Preheat broiler. Mix first 7 ingredients; rub over both sides of steak. Place steak on a broiler pan; let stand 10 minutes.
  2. Broil steak 3-4 in. from heat 4-6 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°). Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

3 ounces cooked beef: 216 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 661mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.