Recipes and Cooking Coffee and Smoked Paprika-Rubbed Steak with Buttermilk Dressing 4.5 (2) Add your rating & review Perk up your homemade steak rub with a spoonful of espresso powder. Alongside smoked paprika, garlic powder, and brown sugar, the seasoning blend is how to make steak that stands out from the rest of the grilling line-up. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on April 13, 2012 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Prep Time: 25 mins Chill Time: 2 hrs Broil Time: 17 mins Stand Time: 5 mins Total Time: 2 hrs 47 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 1 pound beef flank steak 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar 1 ½ teaspoon instant espresso coffee powder ¾ teaspoon sweet smoked paprika* ½ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon salt ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1-inch pieces 16 cherry tomatoes 12 - 16 fresh whole mushrooms 1 recipe Buttermilk Dressing Directions Trim fat from steak. Score both sides of steak in a diamond pattern by making shallow diagonal cuts at 1-inch intervals. In a small bowl combine brown sugar, espresso powder, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle evenly over both sides of steak; rub in with your fingers. In a large saucepan bring a large amount of water to boiling. Add zucchini to boiling water; cook for 2 minutes. Drain zucchini. Thread tomatoes, mushrooms, and zucchini onto eight skewers.** Cover and chill both steak and skewers for at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours. Preheat broiler. Place steak on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 3 to 4 inches from heat for 17 to 21 minutes or until medium doneness (160°F), turning once. Add skewers to the broiler pan for the last 7 to 8 minutes of broiling or just until vegetables are tender, turning once. Transfer steak to a cutting board. Let stand for 5 minutes. Thinly slice steak across the grain. Serve steak with vegetables and Buttermilk Dressing. * If you can't find smoked paprika, use 1 teaspoon regular paprika and 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin instead. ** If using wooden skewers, soak in enough water to cover for 30 minutes; drain before using. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 256 Calories 11g Fat 12g Carbs 27g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 256 % Daily Value * Total Fat 11g 14% Saturated Fat 4g 20% Cholesterol 43mg 14% Sodium 535mg 23% Total Carbohydrate 12g 4% Total Sugars 8g Protein 27g Vitamin C 18.3mg 92% Calcium 60.6mg 5% Iron 2.5mg 14% Potassium 894mg 19% Folate, total 48.4mcg Vitamin B-12 1.3mcg Vitamin B-6 0.9mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.