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Tasty Tuesday: Chef D's Columbus Cowboy Steak and Eggs

A couple of weeks ago, Dan and I enjoyed a meal at FARMbloomington Restaurant. We were so impressed that we asked Chef D to try out some of our New York Strip Steaks and create a recipe. He obliged with his version of steak and eggs. I can't wait to try it out. 

Columbus Cowboy Steak and Eggs

"Recently, I discovered a small family farm just down the road from where I grew up. Dan and Lynne of Fleming Family Beef came for dinner at FARMbloomington Restaurant and gifted me with some of their premium dry-aged Charolais New York Strip steaks. Once I saw this freezer beef with their natural quarter inch trim, I knew just what to make. I whipped up some Columbus Cowboy Steak and Eggs in honor of the wagon logo."


Chef D uses Fleming Family Beef in this Columbus Cowboy Steak and Eggs recipe.


Less than 5 minutes


20 minutes


  • 2 Fleming Family Beef New York Strip Steaks, thawed
  • ¼ cup Columbus Cowboy Espresso Chili Rub*
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups spinach, sliced thin
  • 1 small sweet onion, sliced
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 small oranges, sliced in half
  • 1 tablespoon Bloomington Bourbon Barrel Blast Hot Sauce 

*Columbus Cowboy Espresso Chili Rub

Adapted from FARMfood 

  • 2 cups fresh, good-quality espresso coffee, finely ground
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup salt
  • ½ cup paprika
  • ½ cup ground pepper
  • ¼ cup chili pepper
  • ¼ cup onion powder
  • ¼ cup garlic powder
  • ¼ cup Russian Spice blend or ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons orange pill, dried
  • 1 tablespoon star anise, ground 

"When Lynne and Dan came to dine at FARMbloomington Restaurant, they brought this pack of New York Strip Steaks as a gift for me."


  1. Preheat a cast iron skillet until hot.
  2. Rub steaks generously with Columbus Cowboy Espresso Rib Rub.
  3. Cook steak in skillet for about 6 minutes on each side.
  4. Let steak rest on cutting board.
  5. Add butter, spinach, and sweet onion to skillet.
  6. Stirring constantly for 1 minute, sauté spinach and onion until onions softens.
  7. Push spinach and onion to side of skillet.
  8. Crack each egg and add to empty part of skillet.
  9. Cover and cook for 2 minutes, until whites are set but yolks still runny.
  10. Slice steak on a bias and place onto serving platter.
  11. Add eggs, spinach, and oranges to platter.
  12. Pour Bloomington Bourbon Barrel Blast Hot Sauce onto platter.
  13. Sprinkle with Columbus Cowboy Espresso Rub for garnish.
  14. Serve immediately.


FARMbloomington Restaurant owner and cookbook author Daniel Orr (Chef D) grew up in Columbus, Indiana. FARMbloomington Restaurant in Bloomington, Indiana, creates stylish and unique culinary experience. Created by internationally recognized Chef-Owner Daniel Orr, the restaurant serves dishes found in his popular cookbooks and his radio show. The guests are enticed with gourmet farm fare prepared in innovative ways and served up in its homestead-like décor. FARMbloomington received recognition from Tasting Table about being an “off the radar” food gem. For those who want to bring a bit of FARMbloomington into their own home, Chef Orr’s offers original recipe condiments, jams, and spices for sale online--the perfect addition to any cook’s cabinet or ideal gift for loved ones.

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