We don’t eat red meat too often, but I can’t get through summer without grilling steak for my family at least once. I like to put some vegetables on the grill with the steak so I can cook everything at once and don’t have to heat up the kitchen.
A fabulous spice rub can really liven up the flavor of grilled meats. We find the flavors in this one so appealing that we don’t need to dip the steak in any sauce, though some kids may prefer it with ketchup or steak sauce.
Tip: To get beautiful grill marks on your meat, don’t move it at all before flipping it. To get crosshatches, rotate the steak ¼ turn before flipping it.
Recipe: Savory Spice-Rubbed Strip Steak
Simple grilled steak with a flavorful rub.
- 1 tsp. dried oregano
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- ½ tsp. ground coriander
- ½ tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. black pepper
- ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper (or use ½ tsp. chili powder if cayenne is too spicy)
- 1 ½ lbs. New York strip or top loin steaks
Preheat the grill to medium-high heat (or you can cook the steaks indoors on a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat). In a small bowl, combine all of the spices, and sprinkle and rub the mixture over both sides of the steaks (leave one steak plain or very lightly seasoned if you have picky eaters).
When the grill is hot, cook the steaks for 3 – 5 minutes per side, depending on how well done you like them. Slice the steak into thin strips to serve it. Serve it immediately or refrigerate it for up to 3 days.