1 hour easy Serves 2

Recipe: Coffee Chili Rub Ribeye

Coffee is not just for givin’ you that boost of energy every morning. That slow-roasted flavor can also boost to your grilling game. Try this recipe for a Coffee Chili Rub Ribeye. The rub is a mixture of multiple spices, topped with melty garlic butter and served with a side of savory sauce. Our Sonny’s BBQ Pitmasters combine horseradish, mayonnaise, and garlic for a dreamy and creamy creation.

Take a look as Pitmaster Shannon Snell takes you through this easy recipe in the video above. Or, follow along with our step-by-step guide below. Either way, you are well on your way to a smokin’ ribeye steak. Lookin’ for something a bit more refreshing? Try our Tangy Grilled Shrimp & Pineapple Skewers, and follow us on Pinterest for these recipes and more.

You Will Need:

  • 2 ribeye steaks, 12-ounce
  • 2 tablespoons of kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup of dark chili powder
  • 1/2 cup of dark blend coffee grounds
  • 2 tablespoons of garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons of ground mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of black pepper
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of Allspice
  • 1/4 cup of mayo
  • Mustard
  • 2 tablespoons of raw horseradish
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • Lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons of softened butter
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic


  1. Heat grill to 400°F surface temperature.
  2. Prepare sauce by combining garlic powder, mayo, horseradish, sour cream and lemon juice to create sauce, then refrigerate until time to serve.
  3. Make the rub by combining salt, chili powder, coffee grounds, garlic powder, ground mustard, pepper, brown sugar and Allspice in bowl.
  4. Coat steaks in thin layer of mustard, then apply rub to both sides of steaks.
  5. Grill until steaks reach 120°F internal temperature.
  6. Heat grill to 450°F surface temperature, and then reverse sear steaks to desired tenderness.
  7. Flip after a few minutes.
  8. Remove steaks from grill, and top with mixture of butter and garlic cloves.
  9. Enjoy with sauce!