|November 21, 2023

Sous Vide Coffee-Rubbed Steak With Asparagus

By Bulletproof Staff
Reviewed for Scientific Accuracy

Sous Vide Coffee-Rubbed Steak With Asparagus

Sous Vide Coffee-Rubbed Steak With Asparagus recipe and visual content created by Laurel Perry, Darn Good Veggies

You don’t need a 10-ingredient spice rub or a flaming-hot grill to cook steaks to tasty, juicy perfection. All you need is Bulletproof The Mentalist Coffee Grounds, along with a short list of pantry staples to make a macro-friendly main course fit for royalty!

While it seems unconventional to pair ground coffee with grass-fed steak, you’ll be surprised at how wonderfully this unique combo works. Of course, this coffee-rubbed steak recipe relies on a sous vide to help the star protein achieve the perfect level of doneness (medium-rare is the sweet spot). Using the sous vide to cook the ribeye steaks at a constant temperature will render a tender, melt-in-your-mouth texture you just can’t achieve with other cooking methods.

Once they’ve simmered away for an hour, break out a pan (we’re cast-iron skillet enthusiasts here!) and prepare to take the flavor to the next level. Searing the sides of the steak in Bulletproof Grass-Fed Ghee on high heat will help form a crispy crust of ground coffee goodness that also includes garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper. (Classic BBQ spices like chili powder and cumin also work great!)

Served alongside fresh asparagus sautéed in Grass-Fed Ghee, this coffee-rubbed steak recipe brings that fancy feel with humble ingredients. And you can bet every minute of prep time and cook time will be worth it once you discover the magic of using coffee in a savory setting.

In fact, don’t be surprised if you never look at steak (or coffee) the same way again.

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Sous Vide Coffee-Rubbed Steak With Asparagus

This surprisingly simple sous vide steak recipe will open your eyes to the flavor-enhancing goodness of Bulletproof coffee grounds.
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Prep15 minutes
Cook1 hour
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
CourseMain Dishes
DietKeto, Low Carb, Paleo
Servings2 steaks



  • Preheat your sous vide cooker to 129°F.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the coffee grounds, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper to make a dry rub.
  • Pat the steaks dry and liberally season both sides with the coffee rub. Vacuum seal and add to your preheated cooker. The steak will take between 1-2 hours to cook. 
  • Remove the steaks and sear them in a hot pan (one at a time) in 1 tablespoon of Ghee each for 1-2 minutes. Let the steaks rest. 
  • Use the remaining Ghee to sauté the asparagus. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Slice the steak and plate alongside the sautéed asparagus for a classy dinner with friendly macros.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 806
  • Fat: 60 g
  • Protein: 60 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7 g
  • Net Carbs: 4 g
  • Sodium: 1024 mg
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