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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Grilled Chipotle-Rubbed Steaks with Lime Butter

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Recipe #2 from my new grilled recipe challenge was the Grilled Chipotle-Rubbed Steaks with Lime Butter from Pinterest.  This one will be a keeper!  It was unbelievably fast and easy, and had a great blend of smoky, spicy, and citrus flavors.  It's a good go-to recipe when you want a tasty steak, but don't have hours (or overnight) for a marinade.  There was about 10 minutes of prep work involved...maybe even less.

Grilled Chipotle-Rubbed Steaks with Lime Butter
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In a small bowl mix together:
     1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
     1 garlic clove, minced
     1 TB fresh lime juice
     1/4 tsp lime zest

In a small bowl mix together:
     1 1/2 tsp sweet paprika
     1 1/2 tsp cumin
     1 1/2 tsp chipotle powder
     1 1/2 tsp kosher salt

Rub the spice mixture over both sides of
     4 rib-eye steaks*

Grill the steaks (about 6 minutes on each side, until slightly charred and medium rare**).

Top with the butter mixture before serving.

*I kind of gambled on the beef cut.  Last fall I purchased 3/8 of a cow, and so my freezer is stocked with beef.  Some of the cuts are more challenging to me, because I've never used them before....arm roast, cube steak, round steak, and rib steak, to name a few.  The original Pinterest user suggested rib eye steak for this recipe.  After doing a little googling, I learned that rib steaks are a lesser quality steak and should not be confused with the boneless, choice cut of rib-eye. Well, my butcher labels all said, "Rib Steak", so I was pretty darn sure I didn't have rib-eyes.  Since I had 5 packages of these (with 2 steaks a piece) I knew I needed to use them.  I was worried about them being tough, but was pleasantly surprised. While they weren't the best beef cut in the world, they were pretty darn good.  I'm wondering if the kosher salt rub helped tenderize them a bit.  Anyway, I'm so glad I tried them, and will gladly use that cut for these again.  If the "rib steak" was this good, I can't imagine how good they'd be with a rib-eye cut!

**Or to your liking!

1 comment:

Nina Munchen said...

Thanks for the grilled chipotle rubbed steaks with lime butter recipe.
I'll create one for sure, my kids are gonna like it :)
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