A few months ago, Jason and I went to one of our fave little Caribbean-esque restaurants for dinner. I pretty much always get the same thing; a jerk chicken and shrimp rice bowl. They also make an amazing sangria (and is always 2 for 1), that I order every time.
Jason opted for an espresso pork loin one visit for dinner, and I ended up eating more of his meal than my own. Fast forward a month or so, and we were out with friends, and someone raved a coffee-rubbed rib-eye steak they had, for the first time.
Coffee spice rubs are totally a thing, and I am loving it! Today, the #SundaySupper fam is sharing all things coffee, and I knew this would be the perfect time to try and recreate a similar coffee rub at home.
This rub is so versatile. It can be used on chicken, beef, and/or pork. Similar rubs call for brown sugar, and while I totally dig that, right now I am trying to keep my sugar intake down. I promise this rub needs no sugar.
With fall around the corner (but, how?!) this is a comforting meal with an earthy, warm taste. I love to keep it simple with thinly sliced pork chops. Any chop will do, though. A bone-in pork chop would feel more rustic and have a little more fat/flavor. This shredded Brussels sprouts recipe is my favorite side to pair with my Coffee and Garlic Rubbed Pork Chops.
- 1 tbsp sea salt
- 1 tsp coffee, finely ground
- 1 tsp Spanish paprika
- 1/2 tsp granulated garlic
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 6 pork chops, your choice
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- To a small bowl, combine all spice ingredients. Mix well. Season pork chops (both sides) with rub.
- Heat skillet, or grill-pan to medium high. Add 1 tbsp olive oil. Cook for 5 minutes. Flip and cook another 5 minutes (until done) Remove to a platter and let rest for 4 minutes.
See what other coffee-inspired dishes we’re sharing below:
- Bulletproof Coffee My Way by Monica’s Table
- Caramel Turtle Mocha Frappe by The Weekend Gourmet
- Chocolate Chip Mocha Smoothie by Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Latte by Meal Planning Magic
- Apple Crumb Coffee Cake by Dessert Geek
- Banana Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake by The Freshman Cook
- Cappuccino Overnight Oats by Pies and Plots
- Cardamom-Crumb Coffee Cake by Wholistic Woman
- Cinnamon Coffee Cake (Kaffee Kuchen) by Palatable Pastime
- Coconut & Coffee Gluten Free Scones by Caroline’s Cooking
- Coffee and Cream Cinnamon Buns by Cooking With Carlee
- Maple-Coffee Breakfast Sausage by Cricket’s Confections
- Pumpkin Coffee Cake by The Bitter Side of Sweet
- Pumpkin Spice Latte Breakfast Bites by Beauty and the Beets
- Whole Wheat Pecan Crumb Cake by Family Around The Table
- Best Coffee Frosting by My World Simplified
- Bittersweet Cremeux with Coffee Caramel and Bourbon Cream by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Chocolate Chip Mocha Brownies by Crazed Mom
- Chocolate Coffee Nut Bark by My Imperfect Kitchen
- Coffee Toffee Crunch Cookies by Family Foodie
- Coffee Vanilla Ice Cream Pie by Moore or Less Cooking
- Cold Brew Affogato by Helpful Homemade
- Dark Chocolate Espresso Torte with Strawberry Coulis by Gourmet Everyday
- Eiskaffee (German Coffee with Ice Cream) by Tara’s Multicultural Table
- Espresso Brownie Cupcake Sundaes by A Mind Full Mom
- Mocha Cake with Mocha Rum Icing by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Mocha Layer Cake by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Mocha Panna Cotta with Mascarpone Cream by The Crumby Cupcake
- NCR Cookies by Girl Abroad
- No Bake Mocha Cheesecake by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Polish Black Cake with Whipped Mocha frosting by Hardly A Goddess
- Sweet Cream Affogato by The Redhead Baker
- Coffee and Garlic Rubbed Pork Chops by Casa de Crews
- Java Dry Spice Rub Chops by Sunday Supper Movement
- Salmon-Mandarin Salad with Asian Vinaigrette & Coffee Dressing by Asian In America
- Sticky Coffee Chicken by Food Lust People Love
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