Coffee and Spice Rubbed Wagyu Strip Steak Over Butternut Squash

September 29, 2020
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Photo by https://double8cattle.com/blogs/recipes/coffee-spice-wagyu-strip-steak
  • Prep time 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Cook time 1 hour
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

The pan-to-oven cooking gives the delicious Fullblood Wagyu bone-in strip steak a nice crust and a juicy, tender middle. The coffee and spice rub culminates in an explosion of flavor with each bite of steak and roasted butternut squash. This easy-to-make recipe is perfect for a romantic dinner for two! —Double8Cattle

  • 1 Double 8 Cattle Company Fullblood Wagyu Bone-In Strip Steak
  • 2 tablespoons Grapeseed Oil
  • 1 Small Butternut Squash (peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2 inch cubes)
  • 1/4 cup Grapeseed Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Ancho Chile Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Finely Ground Coffee
  • 5 teaspoons Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Ground Coriander
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 2 teaspoons Mustard Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Smoked Paprika
In This Recipe
  1. Tools - Large Cast Iron Skillet, Baking Sheet, Medium Size Bowl
  2. FIRST STEP Pull the Fullblood Wagyu bone-in strip steak from the freezer, and place it in the refrigerator 24 hours before starting this recipe.
  3. PREPARING THE COFFEE AND SPICE RUB Mix the ancho chile powder, ground coffee, brown sugar, smoked paprika, dried oregano, freshly ground black pepper, ground coriander, mustard powder, ground red pepper flakes, ground cumin, and kosher salt in a small bowl. Coat the Fullblood Wagyu bone-in strip steak in 5 teaspoons of the rub. Save the extra rub for the butternut squash. Place the steak on a plate (uncovered), and set it in the refrigerator. Let it sit there for 3 hours.
  4. PREPARING THE ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH After 3 hours, take the steak out of your refrigerator, and place it on your kitchen counter. Allow the steak to sit at room temperature for 1 hour while you prepare the squash. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Place the cubes of butternut squash in a medium size bowl. Lightly coat the pieces of squash with a 1/4 cup of grapeseed oil. Sprinkle 2-3 tablespoons of the coffee and spice rub on the squash. Then, lay the pieces of butternut squash out on a baking sheet. Bake for 40-50 minutes until the squash is tender.
  5. PREPARING THE FULLBLOOD WAGYU BONE-IN STRIP STEAK Preheat the oven to 400°F. Heat 2 tablespoons of grapeseed oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the Fullblood Wagyu strip steak for 2 minutes on each side to create a nice crust. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven. Cook the steak for about 5-7 minutes for medium-rare doneness.
  6. FINAL STEPS Transfer the steak to a cutting board, and let it rest for 10 minutes. Slice the Fullblood Wagyu strip steak into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Serve the steak slices over the roasted butternut squash, and enjoy!

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4 Reviews

Lisa October 20, 2020
Have been trying several of your recipes - they have all been fabulous so far! Just an FYI though in the Coffee & Spice Rub recipe, paprika is included in the method, but not in the ingredients list. I'm trying this tonight & am assuming 1 Tbs. would be the correct amount based in the other ingredients. Please email me to confirm or to let me know if the amount is different. Thank you. Lisa
p.s. I am using Wagyu bred w/Angus which I purchased for a really good deal at my local supermarket. It is the most tender beef I have ever had (especially when cooked @ Medium Rare & sliced thin), but I will be ordering from you in the future & am looking forward to enjoying the experience of Double 8's Fullblood Wagyu!
Double8Cattle October 20, 2020

Thank you so very much for trying the recipe.

We are so sorry for missing that item on the ingredient list. It is in fact 1 TBSP.

Please let us know how it turns out this evening!

Thank you very much!

Lisa October 21, 2020
I have tried the London Broil, the Caprese, & now the Coffe and Spice Rubbed Strip Steaks (w/squash out of my garden :) ), & I have not been disappointed with any of your recipies - they have all been delicious! They taste so good in fact, that even my husband, who normally prefers his stakes MedWell (I know, I know) has been eating these Med Rare! I'm looking forward to trying more. Thank you, Double 8!
Double8Cattle October 21, 2020
That's absolutely awesome!

Oh no, MedWell! Hopefully, he has seen the light!

Thank you so much for your kind words.

Thank you