Ancho chile powder is made from ground, smoked, dried poblano peppers, and it gives this rub a subtle smoky heat. For a milder flavor, cut back on the ground black pepper or ancho chile powder, and omit the ground red pepper. Total time: 32 minutes.
1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons ancho chile powder
4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 (4-ounce) beef tenderloin steaks, trimmed
How to Make It
Combine first 8 ingredients in a small bowl. Rub spice mixture evenly over steaks; let stand 10 minutes.
Place steaks on a grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill 5 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.
I followed the recipe exactly and it was too spicy for me and my boyfriend. The flavor is very good, but a little goes a long way, and this was just too much. I would not make it again since I think more creative things could be done with beef tenderloin steak.
I followed the recipe for the rub exactly and it was very tasty. My husband wanted to save some of the rub to have on the side--he REALLY liked it. We will definitely make this again. Served with mashed potatoes and acorn squash with butter and maple syrup glaze. Delicious!