Coffee Rubbed Venison Recipe

Coffee Rubbed Venison Recipe

Yes, you read that right – coffee and red meat. It’s an unlikely pair, but this duo
combines harmoniously to create a mouth watering dish that will leave you wanting

Venison (deer) is an extremely lean meat, which allows it to take on robust flavors with
ease. It’s the perfect culprit for a coffee rub, but feel free to experiment with other lean
cuts of red meat.

¼ cup finely ground dark-roast coffee
2 tablespoons chili powder
¼ cup brown sugar, tightly packed
2 tablespoons smoked paprika
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoon oil of your choice

How to Make it:
In a small bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Cover all sides of the steak with
the spice mixture, patting it onto the meat.

Add 2 tablespoons of oil into a saucepan and heat over medium-high. I
recommend using canola oil because it will not burn at high temperatures, but
if you would like to keep this recipe paleo, opt for coconut or olive oil.
Add your seasoned steaks to the pan (they should sizzle loudly). Sear for 3-4
minutes on each side until browned on the outside and medium rare on the
Let the meat rest on a plate for 5 minutes then DIG IN!
*Cooking times will vary greatly depending on how thick your steaks are.  3-4
minutes is recommended for steaks ~ 1 inch in thickness.*

Allie D'Andrea

Allie is the co-founder of Worn & Weathered and a hunter, public lands advocate, and wildlife conservationist.

  • Stuart Candler
    Posted at 02:55h, 16 August Reply

    I’ve always been a fan off coffee dry rubs, but this one has been one of best I’ve had. I don’t get on twitter very often, but I’m glad I follow W&W and was able to see this pop up in my feed. I’m a firefighter down here in Virginia and being the only outdoorsman at my station, I’m always looking for new wild game recipes to cook at work. This one I’m definitely taking to the firehouse next shift, thanks for the post!
    I’ve just recently started following you guys in the past year or so, and everything I’ve seen has been top notch. Keep up the awesome work!

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      Allie D'Andrea
      Posted at 14:33h, 16 August Reply

      Thanks Stuart! Glad to hear you liked it!

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