Sirloin Steak with Coffee Rum Sauce



Recipe Information

Total Time: 

30 minutes



Add bold new flavor to steak with a cumin and coriander spice rub and a coffee rum sauce.


  • 1/2 teaspoon each of cumin, coriander and chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • Pinch each of salt and black pepper
  • 1 pound sirloin steak, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup sliced yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup rum


  1. In a small bowl, stir together the cumin, coriander, chili powder, allspice, salt and pepper until thoroughly mixed. Season both sides of the sirloin with the spice mix.
  2. Heat a large iron skillet over medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon of butter. When hot, place the sirloin in the pan and cook for a few minutes on each side until steak reaches desired doneness. Remove the steak from the pan and set aside to rest.
  3. In the same pan, add the remaining butter and saute the garlic and onion until tender. Add the brown sugar, coffee and rum to the pan and bring to a simmer. Stir to incorporate any brown bits left in the pan from cooking the steak. Let simmer until the sauce slightly reduces, about 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Spoon the sauce over the steak and garnish with a sprinkle of cilantro before serving.

Serving Suggestion

Slice the sirloin against the grain into strips and layer them on a serving plate with sauce on the side. Garnish the steak with parsley instead of cilantro, if desired, and serve with roasted baby carrots and fingerling potatoes.

Nutritional Information

344 calories, 21 g. fat, 84 mg. cholesterol, 124 mg. sodium, 9 g. carbohydrate, 1 g. fiber, 21 g. protein