Grilled Beef Steaks with Ancho Chili Rub
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Courtesy of The Beef Checkoff

Grilled Beef Steaks with Ancho Chili Rub

"Surprise your tailgate or homegate party guests with steaks on the tailgate menu!"

Total recipe time: 30 minutes Serves: 4


2 beef round (sirloin) tip center steaks, cut 1-inch thick (8 ounces each)

Salt and pepper


Ancho Chili Rub

1 tablespoon ground ancho chili powder

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves

1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon orange peel, freshly grated

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

COMBINE rub ingredients; press evenly onto beef steaks.

PLACE steaks on grid over medium, ash-covered coals.

GRILL, covered, 11 to 13 minutes (or over medium heat on a preheated gas grill, covered, 13 to 15 minutes) for medium rare (145°F) doneness, turning once; do not overcook.

SEASON with salt and pepper, as desired.