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Coffee Marinated Steak Stuffed with Lentils & Blue Cheese

January 9, 2016 (Last Updated: July 7, 2019)

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Ok, it sounds a bit of a strange mix, but stick with me on this one ‘cos it’s delish! Coffee Marinated Steak is the future, people!

A few months ago, I came across The Flavour Thesaurus by Niki Segnit. It’s an amazing reference book that pairs different flavours together, I highly recommend it to any budding cook!  That’s where I stumbled upon pairing coffee and beef.  I’ve been mulling over a recipe for a while for this combination, and here it is – Coffee Marinated Steak.  The tanginess of the blue cheese works amazing well with the coffee marinated steak – surprising given the strength of the flavours!

This is a classic Slow The Cook Down Dish.  Start the process at 2pm, drink, bit more cooking, drink, bit more cooking, serve with wine for 7pm!Coffee marinated steak with lentils

Great served as a Sunday main along with the usual sides, I served up with sweet potato mash, spinach and a splash of gravy.  Do give this a try, it was a real winner with us!

Be sure to try out my other beef recipes!

Marinated Beef Stir Fry!

Roasted Ground Beef Chili

Mexican Chili Beef Enchiladas

Beef Curry Stew with Coconut Milk

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Coffee Marinated Steak

Coffee Marinated Steak Stuffed with Lentils & Blue Cheese

A great dish to serve up for a Sunday feast!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: british
Prep Time: 3 hours
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 736kcal


  • 2 sirloin steaks around 280g each
  • 3 tbsp instant coffee mixed with 17 ounces (500ml) of boiling water
  • 1.7 ounces olive oil (50ml)
  • 3.5 ounces puy lentils (100g)
  • 1 pint beef stock you can also use veg or chicken stock (500ml)
  • 1.75 ounces stilton (50g)


  • Lay a steak on a work surface and lay a piece of cling film over the top.  Bash it out with a tenderiser or rolling pin until you have an oblong-ish piece of meat about 1cm thick. Repeat with the other steak and then season both with salt and pepper and place in a large bowl or deep tray.
  • Mix together the oil and coffee/water and pour over the steaks (make sure this isn't too hot - you don't want to start cooking the steaks!).  Cover with cling film and pop in the fridge for at least 2 hours - up to 6.
  • While the steak is marinating, you can prep the stuffing.  Rinse the lentils in cold water, then pop into a large pan with the stock and bring to the boil. Simmer for 20mins until the lentils are soft - add more water if needed.  When the lentils are done, drain, and place in a bowl.  Crumble in the stilton and mix well so that you have a paste like mixture. Leave to one side until ready to use.
  • When you are ready for the steaks, heat a frying pan on high heat.  When it is super hot add the steaks in to seal them, you may need to do one at a time.  Fry for 1-2mins on each side, just to colour them (a bit longer if you prefer your steaks well done).  Leave them to rest on kitchen towel for 5-10 mins.
  • Spread a thin layer of the lentil mix all the way over the steaks - you don't want the layer too thick as you need to roll the steaks.
  • Roll the steaks into a cylinder and secure 3 or 4 times with some kitchen string.  Pop them in the fridge for 1-2 hours.
  • Pre heat the oven to 180º.  When ready pop the rolls in and cook for 20mins.  Let rest before serving.


Nutritional values are based on one of two servings.


Calories: 736kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 72g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 189mg | Sodium: 927mg | Potassium: 1724mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Calcium: 239mg | Iron: 5.7mg
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    Tara | Deliciously Declassified
    January 18, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try a coffee and beef pairing because I love the Kona rubbed steak and a local steakhouse. Will give this a try! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

    • Reply
      January 18, 2016 at 2:11 pm

      You will have to let me know what you think! Thanks for visiting!

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    Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
    January 17, 2016 at 2:45 am

    I love using coffee with beef (and bison)….it really does the meat justice. Sounds amazing!!

    • Reply
      January 17, 2016 at 9:40 am

      It really brings out the flavours, doesn’t it?! Thanks for visiting!

  • Reply
    January 16, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    Lovely! I do a similar marinade with chicken 🙂 Yum!!

    • Reply
      January 16, 2016 at 7:36 pm

      mmm..chicken you say? Must give that a go!

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    Tracy | Baking Mischief
    January 16, 2016 at 5:42 am

    I would never have thought to pair coffee and beef. That’s such an interesting combo! This looks so good and sounds like an absolutely perfect Sunday dinner!

    • Reply
      January 16, 2016 at 8:43 am

      You should give it a go! The coffee marinade really brings out the flavour of the beef

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    Cassandrea at
    January 15, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Sounds amazing! I love coffee and beef together – I’ve made a couple coffee rubs for brisket and roast and the flavour is always epic!

    • Reply
      January 16, 2016 at 8:42 am

      It brings out the flavour of the meat so well. More people should try it!

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