Place first 6 ingredients in a bowl; gently stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt. Set aside.
Combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, cumin, and next 4 ingredients (through cinnamon) in a bowl; rub spice mixture over both sides of steaks. Place steaks on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Let stand 5 minutes; cut across the grain into thin slices. Serve with salsa.
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Frantastic recipe and the next day I used the rest of my rub that my son wouldn't have on his steak on a hamburger topped with the rest of the salsa. This was so good I was craving it because it was the right amount of heat and I would make this again.
Really, really, really good recipe. I don't normally cook steak because I'm not very comfortable with the grill, but my manfriend grilled this right up and it came out beautifully. The smokiness of the rub combined with the acidity of the salsa is perfect. Bravo, CL!
Delicious! We used a beautiful grass-fed New York strip steak and it was absolutely amazing. I'm not sure that I've ever had cinnamon on a steak before, but it was great. We had the steak/salsa with rice and black beans and a spicy shiraz. We will be making this again.
Absolutely fantastic! Didn't want to spend the money on a strip so used top sirloin instead (which was on sale) and it worked perfect! BF and I ate up like someone was going to steal it from us. It was so quick and easy and is being added in to the weeknight rotation.
Pretty tasty rub, amazing avocado salsa. The cinnamon didn't really blow my mind, though. We used a cheaper cut of meat and everything worked out fine. If using cast iron for grilling, add olive oil to the rub so you don't have to grease your skillet/iron. Served with corn and black beans - made for a hearty, fresh, and flavorful meal that I would definitely make again in the future.