Pan Seared Rib-Eye Steaks With Cowboy Coffee
1/2 cup freshly ground coffee
1/2 cup coarsely ground black pepper
1/4 cup kosher salt
1/4 cup brown sugar
4 (14 to 16-ounce) rib-eye steaks
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
To prepare the coffee blend, combine all of the ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting
lid. Shake well.
To prepare the steaks, preheat the oven to 450. Season each steak with the coffee blend,
evenly coating all sides and edges. Heat the oil in a large, heavy skillet over high heat
until just to the smoking point. Add as many steaks to the pan as will fit without overcrowding
and sear well, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
Transfer the steaks to a baking sheet and repeat with the remaining steaks.
Place the steaks in the oven and cook for 5 to 10 minutes for medium rare.
Let stand at least 5 minutes before serving.
Carefully pour remaining batter over cheese and bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes.