Grilled Beef Steak with Ancho Chocolate Citrus Rub
2 beef steaks (sirloin tip center, sirloin, New York Strip, Porterhouse, T-Bone, rib)*
Salt and pepper (if desired at end of cooking)
Ancho Chocolate Citrus Rub
1 tablespoon ground ancho chili powder
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 ½ teaspoons dried oregano leaves
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon freshly grated orange peel/zest
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Combine rub ingredients. Press evenly onto beef steaks. Place steaks on greased grill grates over medium heat. Cook 12-15 minutes or until 145°F for medium-rare doneness, turning once. Season with salt and pepper if desired. Makes 2 servings.
*This amount of rub covers 2 steaks that are about 8 ounces each. Make more rub for very large steaks. Kim used slightly more cocoa and slightly more cinnamon.
Recipe courtesy BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com with adaptations by culinary dietitian Kim Galeaz, RDN CD