4 servings (serving size: 1 steak)

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare grill.

Step 2

Combine first 8 ingredients in a small bowl. Rub spice mixture evenly over steaks; let stand 10 minutes.

Step 3

Place steaks on a grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill 5 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.

Ratings & Reviews

lperejma's Review

June 13, 2012
This was ok. I only made this because I had all the ingredients on hand. I didn;t taste enough smokiness in the ancho chile powder.

Molly91's Review

July 23, 2010
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.

DenverGirl's Review

January 04, 2009
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!

carl1951's Review

November 24, 2008
could be spicier for me but very good.