Chili-Lime Steak Rub

Once in a while we love to pull out the red meat and have us a good steak!  Of course, we usually go with a lean cut so we don’t chalk up extra calories and bad fat.  Flank steak or sirloin will always be my top choices of red meat and this steak rub works wonderfully on both!  It has a tasty balance of spicy and tangy.  It will be repeated in my house for sure!  I grabbed this recipe off of Our Best Bites and, if needed, I included the links back to their website for education on flank steak as well as testing the doneness of steak.  I think it’s informative and I figured I wouldn’t re-write it as it is explained wonderfully on their site.

As you can see – we are really trying to maximize the use of our grill right now because we can’t get enough of it!  It makes everything taste so good and it keeps the kitchen cool.

Chili-Lime Steak Rub
Recipe from Our Best Bites

1 t chili powder
1 t granulated garlic
1/2 t cumin
1/2 t coriander
1/2 t oregano
1/8- 1/4 t cayenne pepper*
3/4 t salt
1/4 t black pepper
*If you have chipotle chili powder, you can substitute it for the cayenne or just add a little in addition

1 lime (about 2 T lime juice)
1 T extra virgin olive oil
1-2 lbs flank steak, or other good grilling cut (tenderloin and sirloin also work well)

Juice the lime into a small bowl. Add spices and oil and stir to combine. Some limes have more juice than others, so sometimes the mixture will be more liquid-y and sometimes it will be more pasty.

Place the steak in a shallow dish and pour the spice mixture on top. Use your hands to massage it in there.

Let it sit for 15 minutes. During that time preheat your grill.

Place meat on hot grill (bbq is best, but an indoor grill pan or broiler will work just fine too). If you’re using flank steak it should take about 5-7 minutes on each side. (Here’s a great tip for testing meat doneness in other cuts.)

When steak is finished, remove from grill and let sit for 5 minutes before cutting into it.  Slice in strips against the grain. (Again, find flank steak info here.)

Nutritional Information (Per Serving = 4 oz. Flank Steak)
Calories:  194
Protein:  23.1g
Carbs:  0.8g
Fat:  10.3g (3.9g = Sat)
Fiber:  0.2g
Sugars:  0.1g


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