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Chili-Rubbed Strip Steak

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If you’re looking for a quick recipe to perfectly pair with a rousing workout, then our chili-rubbed strip steak is a must! This 10-ounce masterpiece is full of healthy fats to aid in recovery, and the protein will nourish sore muscles with plenty of organically-sourced aminos acids. That is, of course, if you skip the conventionally-grown meats and reach for a grass-fed, hormone-free cut of steak.

While red meat is often maligned in studies because of its link to cardiovascular disease, remember that your food source matters! Grass-fed beef is a magnificent source of nutrients like vitamin B12, zinc, choline and vitamin D. Plus, its macronutrient profile contains a healthy protein-to-fat ratio.

An image of spicy chili strip steak

The seasonings on this strip steak pack a punch too! Not only are they hot and spicy, chili powder and paprika are anti-inflammatories that can reduce joint swelling and increase blood flow. Garlic and black pepper are both high in vitamin C and have been used for centuries to ward off illness like the common cold.

Can you handle the heat? Can you really?

A steak temperatures infographic

As always, cook steak to your liking and preferred doneness. To help with this, here’s a chart to identify the temperature levels needed to achieve various levels of doneness when cooking steak.

An image of chili-rubbed steak being cut with a knife and fork

Chili-Rubbed Strip Steak

This spicy strip steak brings the heat!
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CourseMain Course
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time17 minutes
Resting Time5 minutes
Total Time22 minutes
Servings1
Calories702kcal

Ingredients

  • 10 oz strip steak
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp brown sugar

Instructions

  • Wash and pat dry steak.
  • Coat steak liberally on both sides with rub, pressing spices into the meat.
  • Sear on grill medium-high heat for 1-2 minutes. Then flip to the other side and sear for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Move to low heat and cook for 4-5 minutes on the first side, flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes (medium about 130 degrees).
  • Let rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition

Calories: 702kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 60g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 226mg | Sodium: 1449mg | Potassium: 1131mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 70.1% | Calcium: 11% | Iron: 40.9%
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