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Coffee and Ancho Chile Skirt Steak with Green Chile-Apple Relish

Serves 4 to 6

Total Time
30 mins

It's an unusual combination, but when coffee and chile mingle with meat, the flavor is extraordinary. The relish adds an exclamation point.

su-Coffee and Ancho Chile Skirt Steak with Green Chile-Apple Relish

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon
 1 tablespoon finely ground coffee
 1 tablespoon ancho chile powder*
  About 2 tsp. kosher salt
 1 1/2 teaspoons packed light or dark brown sugar
 1 skirt steak (1 1/2 to 2 lbs.)
 1/4 pound mild green chiles, such as Anaheim or poblano, cut in half and seeded
 1/2 tart apple, such as Granny Smith, quartered and cored
 1/2 small onion, cut into thick slices
 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano leaves
 1/2 teaspoon lime juice
Step 1

Heat a grill to medium-high (350° to 450°). In a small bowl, combine coffee, chile powder, 2 tsp. salt, and the brown sugar. Rub all over steak and let sit. Rub green chiles, apple, and onion with oil and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Step 2

Grill steak, turning once (dry rub on meat will be very dark), 8 to 10 minutes total for medium-rare. Meanwhile, grill chiles, apple, and onion until lightly charred all over, 6 to 8 minutes.

Step 3

Transfer everything to a cutting board, tent steak with foil, and let rest 5 minutes. Meanwhile, chop chiles, apple, and onion and transfer to a medium bowl. Stir in oregano and lime juice and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Thinly slice steak against the grain and top with chile-apple relish.

Step 5

*Find ancho chile powder at well-stocked grocery stores.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 216Calories from Fat 49
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g19%

Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 571mg24%
Total Carbohydrate 3.4g2%

Dietary Fiber 0.4g2%
Protein 21g42%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.