Cowgirl Steak

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5 min


4 steaks

* PLUS Grilling Time: 8 minutes


  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tsp instant coffee granules
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 4 T-bone steaks


  • Oil grill and heat barbecue to high. In a small bowl, stir chili sauce with ground coffee, garlic salt and pepper. Place steaks on a baking sheet or platter. Dollop about a tbsp (15 mL) of sauce overtop each and spread to cover.
  • Place steaks, sauce side down, on grill. Spoon remaining sauce overtop steaks, spreading to cover. Barbecue, uncovered, 4 to 6 min a side for medium-rare if steaks are about 1 in. (2.5 cm) thick. Serve with extra chili sauce, if you wish. Great with baked potatoes and corn on the cob.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 400,
  • Protein
  • 50.8 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.7 g,
  • Fat
  • 16.4 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2.2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 1022 mg.

It’s rumoured among ranch hands that coffee first ended up in a steak sauce after a mishap on the cookstove. We can’t vouch for this, but we can say our coffee-rubbed steak is genuinely delicious.


T-bones are large, wide steaks. Use whatever cut of steak you like for this recipe, but if you choose smaller rib-eyes, tenderloins or strip loins you’ll need less sauce. Simply cut the recipe in half.