This rub is quick and simple and perfect for last minute grilling ease. The sweetness if offset by the heat from the cayenne and chile powder while it leaves just a hint of coco flavor that adds a deep richness to the steak without making it overwhelming. Its like a Mole sauce in dry rub form.
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 Tsp. Kosher salt
2 Tsp. McCormicks Cocoa-Chile spice blend
1 Tsp. onion powder
1 Tsp. garlic powder
1/2 Tsp. smoked paprika
1 Tsp. Cayenne pepper
1/4 Tsp. ground cumin
1/4 Tsp. black pepper
1/4 Tsp. ground cinnamon
4 Strip Steaks (or other cut of beef of your choice)
1. Blend all spices in a small bowl.
2. Pat steaks dry and generously rub both sides of each steak with rub. Allow steaks to sit for half an hour to reach room temperature (helps to aid in even cooking)
3. Grill steaks to desired temperature.