RECIPE

Rio Grande Rub Steaks

For a complete and delicious meal, combine this with Cracked Cornbread and Cheese Squares and Mexican Salad.

Ingredients

  • 4 (8 to 10-ounce, 1-inch thick) sirloin strip steaks
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons (a palmful) ground Ancho chiles or dark chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons (a palmful) ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 large red onion, cut into 4 thick slices
  • Extra-virgin olive or vegetable oil, to coat
  • Salt and pepper

Preparation

Let steaks rest from refrigerator for a few minutes to take the chill off.

Preheat grill pan or indoor electric grill to high heat. Combine spice rub ingredients: ground Ancho chile, cumin, coriander, and cayenne. Rub spice blend into steaks.

Coat sliced red onion with a drizzle of oil. Season with salt and pepper.

Grill steaks and onion slices 5 minutes on each side. Remove from heat. Let meat stand 5 minutes for juices to redistribute. Season steaks with salt. Top with separated rings of red grilled onions. Serve with hot Cracked Cornbread and Cheese Squares and Mexican Salad.

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