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Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Creole Spice Rub

Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Creole Spice Rub
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 8 mins
Yield

4 servings (serving size: 1 steak)

The kicky spice rub for the steaks is easy to make, and the results are dynamite. The steaks need to stand for a few minutes after cooking to allow their juices to reabsorb.

Ingredients

  • Creole Spice Rub:
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Remaining Ingredients:
  • 4 (4-ounce) beef tenderloin steaks, trimmed (1 inch thick)
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 155
  • caloriesfromfat 35 %
  • fat 6 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • monofat 2.2 g
  • polyfat 0.4 g
  • protein 22.8 g
  • carbohydrate 1.4 g
  • fiber 0.5 g
  • cholesterol 52 mg
  • iron 2.1 mg
  • sodium 490 mg
  • calcium 31 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine mustard and next 7 ingredients (through black pepper); rub evenly over steaks.

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add steaks to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes.