Ancho chile powder is made from ground, smoked, dried poblano peppers, and it gives this rub a subtle smoky heat. (Serves 4)

Roadhouse Steaks with Ancho Chile Rub

Mashed potatoes

Iceberg wedges with creamy blue cheese dressing *
Credit: Randy Mayor

* Cut a small head of iceberg lettuce into 8 wedges. Rinse under cold water; drain. Arrange lettuce wedges on each 4 plates; top each serving with 6 quartered cherry tomatoes. Combine 1/3 cup buttermilk, 3 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt, stirring well with a whisk. Stir in 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese. Drizzle dressing evenly over each salad.