Grilled Espresso Steaks

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Photo courtesy of Beef Checkoff

A Father’s Day wouldn’t be complete without grilling some lean meat. Try this healthier option to keep up with the Father’s Day tradition while avoiding the dad bod, recommends Jim White, R.D., owner of Jim White Fitness & Nutrition Studios and nutrition partner with the Beef Checkoff. “Per serving, this grilled espresso steak offers 34 grams of high-quality protein to help rebuild muscles, as well as 15% of your daily iron needs and 40% of your necessary zinc for vitality,” says White.

Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories: 252; Protein: 34 grams; Fat: 4 grams; Carbs: 3 grams

Recipe and photo courtesy of Beef Checkoff

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Prep time

15 min.

Cook time

15 min.

  • 4 beef Tri-Tip Steaks, cut 1 inch thick (about 6 ounces each)
  • Salt
  • Green onions, lemon wedges, freshly grated lemon peel (optional)
  • For the espresso rub:
  • 2 Tbsp finely ground espresso coffee beans
  • 1 Tbsp garlic pepper
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ancho chili powder
Combine espresso rub ingredients in small bowl; press generously onto beef steaks. Discard any remaining seasoning mixture. Place steaks in glass dish. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
Place steaks on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 10 to 14 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, times remain the same) for medium rare (145° F) to medium (160° F) doneness, turning occasionally.
Carve steaks into slices. Season with salt, as desired. Garnish with green onions, lemon wedges and lemon peel, if desired