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Offline Slamdunk

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Coffee Roasted Beef
« on: October 18, 2010, 07:45:49 am »
I tried this with a sirloin roast on my Gasser and it was very very good. I'm thinking it would be better in the Bradley, probably with hickory or some other stronger wood.

http://www.houstontexasfood.com/?tag=cafe-annie

As they stated in the clip, you can't really taste the coffee. And cinnamon with beef? - what's with that?
I couldn't taste either the coffee nor the cinnamon, but all in all, it has an interesting subtle taste to it.

I followed the recipe for the most part, but changed a few things. I didn't have cocoa powder so that was omitted. I used sea salt. I added a teaspoon of garlic powder.

The time and temps mentioned were way off but I just went to the desired IT.

Interesting recipe.

Offline ArnieM

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Re: Coffee Roasted Beef
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2010, 08:05:21 am »
Yep, coffee rub is strange.  It imparts a flavor but it doesn't taste like coffee.

I did a newsletter review on Rodak's coffee rub and sauces.  He's in Houston - https://www.rodakscoffeeandgrills.com/OTHER_COOL_STUFF.php
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Re: Coffee Roasted Beef
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2010, 08:53:32 am »
That's one of Robert Del Grande's "signature" rubs he used for at least a decade at his famed cafe Annie restaurant.  I've had his tenderloin and also a roasted pheasant he did with the same rub.  Great stuff, and no, it doesn't taste like coffee.

He recently moved and reopened his main restaurant (he and his BIL along with their wives have five restaurants in Houston) as "RDG + Bar Annie" as the "next evolution ".  He's big on Southwest American and what has become known as "urban cowboy" cuisine - lots of wood grilling. One of his new first courses is "Fresh "Canned" Smoked Oysters" which is oysters brined and hot smoked, mixed with a chile-lime sauce and served in a metal can.  Here's a link to the story behind the dish and the recipe (interesting technique for smoking oysters)

http://blogs.houstonpress.com/eating/2010/06/rdgbar_annies_fresh_canned_smo.php

Here's a link to Del Grande's bio on the Star Chef's website..
http://www.starchefs.com/chefs/RDelGrande/html/biography.shtml
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Re: Coffee Roasted Beef
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2010, 10:19:41 am »
Not sure if this is what you mean, but I do use coffee in brines and marinades  quit a bit.   Here is just one of my recipe I use.
http://www.sizzleonthegrill.com/blog/2009/03/02/coffee-brined-beef-sirloin-tip-roast-guest-chef-tommy-bommarito-creative-cooking-in-the-big-easy/
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Re: Coffee Roasted Beef
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2010, 11:58:10 am »
Coffee and beef go together well - has for decades - possibly longer.  Ask the cowboys on the range.  Had a cook from my great uncle's spread that used to flour up some tenderized steak, fry them up and then put them into a dutch oven with onions, coffee and I don't know what else (he did not give me the recipe) and simmer it for awhile.  Good stuff.  Or Cowboy Brisket.  Coffee is good in chili also. 

Easy coffee rub - Emerils Essence - add instant coffee and ground coffee as well as some cocoa powder, ground cinnamon, and some ground chili.   Messy on the hands but can impart some of those flavors that people wonder about. 
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