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Cowboy Steak

Coffee-rubbed steak topped with smoky BBQ corn, queso cheese and crispy tobacco onions rings.
55 min
prep time
70 min
total time


1.5 tbsp. Sea salt
1 tbsp. Ground cumin
1 tsp. Chili powder
1.25 tbsp. Garlic powder
4.5 tsp. Smoked paprika
1 tsp. Granulated sugar
1 tsp. Dried oregano leaves
1 tsp. Black pepper
2 tbsp. Olive oil
2 cup Red onion, diced 1/4 in.
24 oz. Corn, off the cob or frozen
24 each Onion rings, 1 in. thick
1 cup Buttermilk
2 cup Quick-mixing all-purpose flour
12 each Boneless beef strip steak
6 oz. Queso fresco


Preparation Steps
  • Preheat
    Deep fat fryer to 350°F. char-broiler to medium-high heat.
  • For
    The Coffee Dry Rub:
  • Combine
    MAXWELL HOUSE Instant Coffee Granules, 1 Tbsp. sea salt, cumin, 1 Tbsp. garlic powder, chili powder, 1 tsp. smoked paprika, sugar, oregano and 1/2 tsp. black pepper for the rub, mixing well. Thoroughly coat the strip steaks with the rub. Place in the refrigerator at least 1 hour or up to 12 hours.
  • For
    The Smoky 57 BBQ Corn:
  • Heat
    Olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the red onion and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the corn kernels and sauté until kernels begin to caramelize, about 5-6 minutes. Add the HEINZ 57 Sauce and 1 Tbsp. smoked paprika. Bring to a simmer and remove from heat, keep hot for service.
  • For
    The Crispy Onion Rings:
  • Place
    Cut onion rings into a 4-quart bowl and pour buttermilk over them. Allow to soak for 20 minutes or up to 1-hour. In a shallow hotel pan mix together flour, 2 tsp. sea salt, 1 tsp. garlic powder, 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika and 1/2 tsp. black pepper.
  • Remove
    Onion rings from buttermilk and shake off excess liquid. Place onion rings into flour mixture and toss onion rings until well coated with seasoned flour.
  • Fry
    Onion rings until golden brown and crispy, keep hot for service.
  • Finish
    And Assemble:
  • Spray
    Pan release onto the char-broiler grates, place steaks onto char-broiler and cook steaks until desired doneness.
  • Place
    Coffee rubbed steak onto a warm plate, top with 2 oz. of smoky BBQ corn, 1 Tbsp. queso fresco cheese and 2 each crispy onion rings. Serve immediately.