Strip Steaks with Smoky Spice Rub

Strip Steaks with Smoky Spice Rub

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  • prep 5 min    cook 10 min
  • serves 4

These juicy, spicy steaks are perfect for an affordable Valentine’s Day at home. Make all four and throw together steak sandwiches for the next day’s lunch.


  • 4 boneless strip steaks (about 1 1/2 pounds), trimmed of fat
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon smoked salt
  • 1 teaspoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

    How to make it   15 minutes

  • 1

    Heat a grill (or grill pan) to high.

  • 2

    Pat steaks dry with paper towels.

  • 3

    Mix together the paprika, salt, sugar, pepper, cumin, mustard powder, garlic powder, and onion powder. Scatter the spice rub over the steaks, and let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes.

  • 4

    Grill the steaks until well-browned, about 3 minutes per side for medium-rare (145°F on an instant-read thermometer) or 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium (160°F).

  • 5

    Let the meat rest off the heat for 5 minutes to redistribute the juices.

  • Nutritional Information(per serving)

    • Calories: 241
    • Fat: 7 g
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g
    • Cholesterol: 68 mg
    • Sodium: 681 mg
    • Carbs: 3 g
    • Protein: 40 g
    • Fiber: 1 g

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