Cinnamon Coffee Marinated Steak

Grilled steak skewers are a perfect starter for casual summer entertaining. They’re portable, quick cooking, and wonderful for showcasing new flavor combinations. Photo credit: Maggy Keet from Three Many Cooks.

Serves: Makes 8 servings.
10 mins Prep time 8 mins Cook time
10 mins Prep time
8 mins Cook time
  • Stir coffee and boiling water in medium bowl until coffee is dissolved. Add sugar, oil, cinnamon, sea salt, paprika and pepper; mix with wire whisk until well blended. Reserve 1/2 cup marinade for dipping sauce. Cut steak crosswise into 3-inch long by 1/2-inch wide strips. Place in large resealable plastic bag or glass dish. Pour remaining marinade over steak; turn to coat well.

  • Refrigerate 30 minutes or longer for extra flavor. Meanwhile, mix reserved marinade with sherry vinegar and green onion to use as a dipping sauce. Set aside until ready to serve. Remove steak from marinade. Discard any remaining marinade. Thread steak in zigzag fashion onto skewers.

  • Grill over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes per side or until desired doneness. Serve steak skewers with dipping sauce.

Cooking tip

Test Kitchen Tip: Soak bamboo skewers in water for at least 30 minutes to prevent burning.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 185Calories: 185Cholesterol: 32mg
  • Sodium: 471mgProtein: 13g
  • Total Fat: 9gFiber: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 13g