Grilled Beef Steaks with Ancho Chili Rub

The Beef Checkoff
  • Yield: 4 servings


2 beef round (sirloin) tip center steaks, cut 1-inch thick (about 8 ounces each)
Salt and pepper
Ancho Chili Rub:
1tablespoon ground ancho chili powder
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2teaspoons dried oregano leaves
1teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1teaspoon freshly grated orange peel
1/2teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Combine rub ingredients; press evenly onto beef steaks.
  2. Place steaks on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 11 to 13 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 13 to 15 minutes) for medium rare (145F) doneness, turning once; do not overcook. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.
Recipe courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.

For more information on why meat needs to rest after cooking, watch this video for tips from the “Butcher Boys” of Porter Road Butcher in Nashville, TN

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 159
  • Fat 6g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 2g
  • Cholesterol 65mg
  • Sodium 45mg
  • Carbohydrate 2g
  • Fiber .6g
  • Protein 23g