Strip Steaks with Smoky Spice Rub

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”5 min” cook_time=”10 min” serves=”4″ details=”” ] These juicy, spicy steaks are perfect for an affordable Valentine’s Day at

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”5 min” cook_time=”10 min” serves=”4″ details=”” ]

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.

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  • 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

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[ingredients-right]

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

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[step-list-wrapper title=”How to make it ” time=”15 minutes”]

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Heat a grill (or grill pan) to high.

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[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Pat steaks dry with paper towels.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]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.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”4″ image_url=”” title=”” ]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).[/step-item]

[step-item number=”5″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Let the meat rest off the heat for 5 minutes to redistribute the juices.[/step-item]

[nutrition-info calories=”241″ calories_fat=”” fat=”7 g” sat_fat=”2 g” choles=”68 mg” sodium=”681 mg” carbs=”3 g” sugars=”” protein=”40 g” fiber=”1 g”] [/nutrition-info]

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest

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