Flank Steak in Coffee Marinade

Flank Steak in Coffee Marinade

Its grilling time and wait until you taste this amazing marinade. Coffee adds depth and flavor while being a natural tenderizer for a rich, flavorsome meat. When making morning coffee, save some for the marinade and toss on grill when get home. Gluten-free recipe.

This recipe is from Holly Clegg’s trim&TERRIFIC® Guy’s Guide To Eating Well.


Makes 6 servings

  • 1 cup strong black coffee
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 pounds flank steak, trimmed of fat


  1. In large plastic bag or glass dish, combine all ingredients except flank steak, mixing well. Add flank steak, refrigerate, and marinate 2 hours or more, turning occasionally.
  2. Discard marinade. Grill over hot fire until cooked rare to medium rare, 4-7 minutes on each side. Serve rare, cut diagonally across grain into thin slices. May be broiled in oven. Let sit 5 minutes before slicing.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

  • 211 kcal Calories
  • 40% Calories from fat
  • 9 g Fat
  • 4 g Saturated Fat
  • 86 mg Cholesterol
  • 86 mg Sodium
  • 0 g Carbohydrates
  • 0 g Dietary Fiber
  • 0 g Total Sugars
  • 30 g Protein
  • Dietary Exchanges: 4 lean meat

Recipe from Holly Clegg’s trim&TERRIFIC® Guy’s Guide To Eating Well. For more healthy recipes, visit her Blog and YouTube channel.