This recipe doubles and triples easily. Make up a batch and save in a sealed jar.

One 2-3 pound flank steak

Cocoa-Coffee Rub

1 tbsp finely ground coffee grounds (espresso grind)

1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder, such as Fry’s

2 tsp chili powder, such as for chili con carne (not cayenne)

1 tsp smoked paprika, or regular paprika

1 tsp garlic powder (not salt)

1 tsp salt

1 tsp granulated sugar

¾ tsp ground black pepper

½ tsp ground cumin

oil, for rubbing on the steak

Preheat BBQ grill or fry pan.

Meanwhile, combine all the spice rub ingredients, except the oil in a small bowl. Rub the steak with about 1 tbsp oil per side. Liberally coat both sides with the rub. Grill or fry to desired doneness, usually about 15 minutes for a medium-rare steak. Cover loosely and let rest for 10 minutes befor slicing on the diagonal. Serve hot or cold.