Sizzling Spicy Rib Eye Steaks

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Sizzling Spicy Rib Eye Steaks
  • Yield:2 people

Blake and I must have had the exact same idea. Since I have rib eye steaks so rarely, I usually just opt for a simple coating of salt and pepper, but after finding a good deal on these, I wanted to see if a dry rub would help add dimensions of flavor and actually improve the taste of the great cut of meat.

I turned to Lobel's Prime Time Grilling and found this peppery dry rub, which is spruced up with some extra chili powder for a fiery kick. It's a little out of control, but a nice change every once in a while. Unfortunately, I didn't have the time to fire up the grill, so I used the broiler. It worked, but I couldn't help but wonder what a nice charcoal punch would have done to this steak.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 boneless rib-eye steaks, about 1 1/2 inches thick

Directions

  1. 1.

    Mix together the chili powder, black pepper, paprika, red pepper flakes, salt, and garlic.

  2. 2.

    Rub the steaks with the canola oil. Then rub in about 1 teaspoon of the dry rub on each. Set aside at room temperature for about 20 minutes.

  3. 3.

    Meanwhile, prepare a grill or warm up the broiler to high. Cook the steaks for about 8 minutes a side for medium-rare. Let them rest for about 5 minutes before diving in.

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