January 23, 2009

Spicy+Smoky+Sweet Dry Rubbed Steak

2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon ground chipotle
1/2 teaspoon ground jalapeno

2 inch thick, 2 lb top round steak (sometimes labeled as "London Broil")

Mix together all of the rub ingredients.


Rub into steak on all sides. Allow to sit for 10 minutes.


Place on a preheated indoor grill and cook according to package instructions. It took only 7 minutes at 450 using my countertop grill. Alternately, grill outside on a charcoal or gas grill until desired doneness. Remove to a platter, tent with foil and allow to sit for 5 minutes before slicing thinly.

My thoughts:

my grill friday
Welcome to a special Winter edition of My Grill Friday. You know how grilling obsessed we were over the Summer and we decided to extend the season by using a indoor grill with removable plates for easy cleaning. It can get up to 450 degrees to really sear the meat and it cooks incredibly fast because you are cooking both sides at once. While there is a fair amount of sugar in the rub it is surprisingly not very sweet at all, the sugar just caramelizes on the meat and seals in all the yummy juices.