cocoa espresso rub
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This brand new spice blend is a decadently flavored rub crafted by Bret, one of our very own team members from Durango, Colorado! This blend is a beautiful combination of coffee, cocoa powder, brown sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, and Hatch New Mexico Red Chile powder.
DID YOU KNOW?
There's a reason why cheese and wine go so good together - the opposite flavors compliment each other and create a delectable mouth feel and taste! You could even say they bring out the best in each other. When opposite flavors attract, like savory red meat and decadent cocoa/espresso, it creates a flavorful burst of goodness. Our Cocoa Espresso Rub can also act as a tenderizer, making meat softer and enhancing the moisture of the meat by creating a sealed crust of flavor.
Check out this surprising and delicious recipe.
HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED FROM US TO GET STARTED
Coffee, cocoa powder, brown sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, and Hatch New Mexico Red Chile powder.
Salt, onion, sugar, black pepper, allspice, thyme, cayenne, cinnamon, nutmeg, bay leaves, and green onion.
Garlic, onion, black pepper, and sea salt.
earthy ∙ malted beer ∙ hickory ∙ citrus undertones
(makes 1-2 servings)
- 8-12 oz. steak cut of your choice (ideally filet, ribeye, top sirloin, or strip steak)
- 4-6 tsp. Cocoa Espresso Rub
- oil or fat of choice (olive, canola, butter, etc...)
ROSEMARY GARLIC POTATOES
- 2-4 red potatoes
- 2 tsp. oil
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1-2 sprigs of rosemary
- 3 tsp. Thirteenth Wonder
HONEY GLAZED CARROTS
For The Steaks:
1: Pull steaks out an hour or so before cooking to get the meat to one consistent temperature.
2: Pat steaks dry.
3: Season steaks liberally with Cocoa Espresso Rub on both sides and rub the rub in!
4: Heat cast iron pan (or any pan that you have) on medium high heat.
5: Coat pan with oil.
6: Just as oil begins to smoke, place seasoned steaks carefully on pan and let sear for 3-4 minutes or until a nice crust has began to form.
7: Do this on both sides and sear briefly on the edges too.
8: Once the edges have a crust check the temperature of the center of the steak. If you prefer medium rare, pull the steak off at 130-135° F. If you like it a little more well done, wait until the temperature rises to 145-155° F. The meat will continue to cook so pull it off the hot pan and set on a separate dish to rest for 10-15 minutes.
For the Rosemary Garlic Potatoes:1: Wash and cut the potatoes into quarters and place in a bowl.
2: Pour oil, minced garlic and minced rosemary over potatoes.
3: Add Thirteenth Wonder to potatoes and mix until all surfaces are covered lightly with oil and seasonings.
4: Put in oven at 400° F for roughly 25-30 minutes. Halfway through, give it a toss.
For the Honey Glazed Carrots:1: Wash and cut the carrots into bite sized pieces and place in a bowl.
2: Pour oil, Jamaican Jerk seasoning, and Salt Cedar Honey over carrots.
3: Mix by hand or with a spoon so all surfaces are covered lightly with oil and seasonings.
4: Put in oven at 400° F alongside the potatoes for 25-30 minutes. Halfway through, give it a toss.