Valentine's Day Dinner Recipes: Cooking with Coffee and Chocolate

If there’s one cupid’s arrow that we’ve all been shot by, it’s the one that made us fall madly in love with coffee and chocolate. These flavors own the hearts of almost everyone, and if you’re anything like us, you’re probably looking for any excuse to incorporate them into your meals. It’s time to get creative on the day of love, here are the top Valentine’s Day dinner and dessert recipes you must try if you’re thinking about cooking with coffee and chocolate.


Chocolate and Coffee Grilled Steak

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Chocolate, coffee, and steak each have their own heavenly flavor profiles that nothing can quite compare to; and when you put them together in one recipe, you’ll end up with a trifecta of culinary masterpieces! This Chocolate and Coffee Grilled Steak recipe is rich and unique, and it’ll surely make your boo love you even more. We know, it’s probably one of the most unconventional Valentine’s Day recipes you’ve ever seen, but once you taste how the chocolate plays off the bitterness of the coffee which is tempered by the salt, you’ll realize you’ve been missing out all along.


Coffee Rubbed Wagyu Ribeye

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Just when you thought wagyu ribeye couldn’t possibly taste any better than it already does, coffee comes into the picture to add a whole new dimension to an incredible steak. Now’s your chance to grab your pick of ground coffee, mix it with brown sugar, paprika, salt, black pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder to form a coffee rub that will transform the traditional wagyu steak you’ve always loved. You’re only going to need 15 minutes of prep time and 45 minutes of cooking to complete this Valentine’s Day dinner recipe!


Coffee Brined Smoked Ribs with Coffee BBQ Sauce

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Get ready to be blown away by this extraordinary Coffee Brined Smoked Ribs with Coffee BBQ Sauce recipe. You’re not just going to be infusing ground coffee into the rub, but you’ll also be whipping up a sweet coffee BBQ sauce that will steal your heart in an instant. After your tastebuds meet this Valentine’s Day dinner recipe, we have a feeling you’ll only ever want smoked ribs that have been touched by the magic of coffee. It may have a 300-minute cook time, but prep only takes 25 minutes. When you think about it, you’ll be spending those 300 minutes smelling the heavenly scent of Coffee Brined Smoked Ribs the whole time, and there’s nothing more satisfying than that!


Maple & Coffee Brined Pork Chops with Grilled Apple Slices

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Now here’s one of the top Valentine’s Day dinner recipes that’ll provide a stunning mix of savory and fruity flavors. Elevate the classic pork chop you’ve always loved by adding maple and coffee into the mix. On the side of this dish, serve grilled apple slices, roasted Hassleback new potatoes, and mustard cream sauce for a completely indulgent meal. This recipe takes 15 minutes of prep time and 60 minutes to cook. Even beginner chefs who are just learning how to start cooking with coffee can easily bring this delicious dish to life.


Spicy Chili with Dark Chocolate

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Spicy chili and dark chocolate is a combination you never knew you needed. You may be raising your eyebrows at us at this point, but trust us, once you taste it, it’ll become a dish you can no longer live without. If you prefer to choose the unconventional, then this chili is one of the Valentine’s Day dinner recipes that’ll make your inner foodie explorer thrive. The key ingredients for this one are ground beef, carrots, mushrooms, tomato paste, extra dark chocolate, and chili powder. Basically, it’s sugar, spice, and everything nice.


Coffee and Caramel Brownies


Your Valentine’s Day dinner just wouldn’t be complete without some Coffee and Caramel Brownies for dessert. If you’re looking for strong, warm, gooey, and melty chocolate, this right here will check all the boxes. Jazzed up with espresso powder, caramel sauce, and plain greek yogurt, the chances are high that you’ll end up loving this dessert just as much as you love your significant other. All you need is 10 minutes of prep time and 35 minutes of cook time, and you’ve got yourself some brownies you’ll want every day rather than just on Valentine’s Day.


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