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Ancho Chili-Rubbed Flank Steak

All You AUGUST 2009

  • Yield: Serves 8
  • Cook time:10 Minutes
  • Prep time:5 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$2.38


  • 1 tablespoon ancho chili powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 flank steaks, about 1 1/4 lb. each


1. Preheat broiler or prepare a medium-hot charcoal fire. In a small bowl, combine chili powder, garlic, cinnamon, cumin, onion powder, salt and pepper. Stir to combine and set aside.

2. Arrange steaks on a work surface. Using a sharp knife, make several small shallow incisions along surface of each steak, cutting against the grain. Rub chili mixture into both sides of steaks.

3. Broil or grill steaks about 6 inches from heat source for 4 to 5 minutes per side (for medium-rare). Remove steaks to a cutting board and let stand for 5 minutes. Cut into thin slices, working against the grain.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 177
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated fat: 3g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbohydrate: 1g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 48mg
  • Sodium: 221mg

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