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So its getting to be late afternoon and you have no idea what to cook for dinner.  You’re tired of ordering out and your bank account shows it.  And you don’t want to spend too much time in a hot kitchen either. How can you make something hearty, but economical AND it’s done pretty quickly?

No problem. We’ve got you!  Here’s 3 recipes, all of which you can make in 15 minutes or less:

Coffee Rubbed Skirt Steak (w/ rice and Parmesan peas)


1 tablespoon finely ground coffee

1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder

1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger

1 1/2 teaspoons paprika

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon cayenne

1 1/4 pounds skirt steak

2 cans of fresh peas (frozen works well too)

1 cup of basmati rice

2 tablespoons butter

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese


For Steak – 

Preheat gas grill to high. Combine coffee, brown sugar, chili powder, ginger, paprika, salt and cayenne in a small bowl. Rub coffee mixture onto both sides of steak, shaking off excess. Oil grill grates and grill steak, turning once with tongs, until cooked through, 7 to 9 minutes total for medium-rare. Be careful not to overcook.

Remove steak to a cutting board and let rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

For Rice & Peas –

When you preheat gas grill, put peas in a small pot with 1/2 cup of water. After they boil for 5 minutes, drain, put in one tablespoon of butter stir, when butter melts, add in Parmesan cheese. Done.

Rinse rice after you put on peas (HINT: everything is cooking at the same time). ONce rice has been rinsed 3 or 4 times in cold water, put on small pot with just enough water to cover the rice. Put on low and cover for 15 minutes. Done.

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