Sunday, June 19, 2011

STEAK RUBS and Grilled Asparagus

I have been doing some experimenting with rubs lately both on steaks and  hamburgers.  Some were successful others weren't horrible, but not good enough to mention nor to make again.  So with that said here are two of our favorites.  The first one we used tonight on some Tri-Tip steaks and it was really good!  

Garlic Steak Rub
3 TBSP garlic granules or garlic powder
1 TBSP sea salt
1 1/2 TBSP ground black pepper
1 TBSP Chili Powder
1/8-1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (we used 1/4 and it had some nice kick) but if you don't want it spicy tone it down)

Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl.  Either rub all over the steaks or what I like to do is pour the seasoning into a large Ziploc bag, and add one steak at a time shaking it to coat each steak, then remove place it on a plate and repeat it again, until all the steaks are covered ( I had about 3- 4 pounds worth and used all the seasoning).  Let it sit for at least 1/2 an hour and then grill, the longer you let it sit the better it will taste.

Top Sirloin Steaks all rubbed and ready to grill.

This is another variation that we had on Top Sirloin this week, it was so delicious and the steak was so tender.  

Chili Rub
2 tsp Chili Powder
1 tsp garlic granules/powder
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper

This one will make a lot less, and did about 4 small steaks


Asparagus ready to be grilled.
Another one of our favorites is to grill Asparagus along with the steak.  This isn't really a recipe but more of an idea.  Break off the woody ends of the Asparagus, sprinkle with olive oil and Balsamic Vinegar, then sprinkle with a little ground black pepper and some garlic granules.  Mix it up a little to be sure they are all evenly coated and grill for a few minutes until tender.

Grilled and ready to eat!

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