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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.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

256 calories; 11 g total fat; 4 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat; 43 mg cholesterol; 535 mg sodium. 894 mg potassium; 12 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 8 g sugar; 27 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 729 IU vitamin a; 18 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 10 mg niacin equivalents; 1 mg vitamin b6; 48 mcg folate; 1 mcg vitamin b12; 61 mg calcium; 3 mg iron;


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