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When I am grilling steaks I do not like the flavor to be out of this world over powering. This recipe has a nice subtle smokey flavor to it. It doesn’t take away from the juiciness of the steak, and is nice compliment to the natural flavors of the meat. It was a lovely Friday night dinner.

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Smokey Steak Run

  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dark chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • about 1.5 lbs of steak

Mix the 3 seasonings together well. Lay your pieces of steak out. Rub each side with generous amounts of the seasoning. I used all of it up. Let stand for about 15 minutes. Toss on a grill and grill until it is cooked to your liking.

Note:

I used filet mignon. I had 3 of them. I sliced each one in half, thinning them out. They were still nice and thick though. I ended up having 6 smaller steak pieces. I cooked them medium well. It is a compromise in our home. I would prefer a medium steak and my husband would prefer a well done steak. We meet in the middle. Marriage! Ha!

Nothing is quite so lovely as the smell of steak being grilled. At least that is how I felt last night. Jackson had been begging me for a few days to cook on the grill. I was finally able to whip something up out there. I can feel summer creeping in. It is cooler again today. But these warm days we keep getting are enough to hold me over. And any colder temps beat the subzero ones we had a month ago!

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Simple Steak Rub

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • Fresh black pepper to taste. I did around 10 twists

Combine all the seasonings in a small bowl and mix well so they are blended.

I used Filet Mignon for our steak last night. I had two and I cut each in half lengthwise, so they were thinner. Then I tenderized them with this handy tool received for Christmas, the Steak Ninja. Then I sprinkled some of the rub over each steak. I rubbed in into the meat. Flip the steaks over, sprinkle more seasoning, and rub in. I ended up having a little bit leftover. You could use all of it, I am always cautious with my amount of seasoning right now because of the tiny taste buds that eat our dinners. I error on the side of caution.

I let them sit for around 5 minutes while I prepared the veggies for grilling and got the grill started.

Grill to your liking.

They turned out delicious without using ever last speck of rub. To me they almost had a sweetness to them. They smelled amazing on the grill. The meat kind of melted in my mouth.

I am going to go ahead and post the potato recipe as well. Look around for that if you want something yummy to accompany this steak.