Pepper Crusted Sirloin with a Cocoa Chili Rub Recipe

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We picked up some all natural grass fed beef from MM Livestock and we are doing a lot of different recipes with it to learn the difference in the beef, how it cooks, the different cuts, and tastes. I will say that everything Patti and I have done was awesome. You really can taste the difference!

This is a recipe I had no intent to publish, but it turned out so good and looked real nice so we had to.

I have been playing around with cocoa and chili for some time now and have found a cocoa chili rub from McCormick’s Gourmet Collection that is nice. If you have seen many of our recipes you know that I am just a little fond of chipotle chili. McCormick uses Chipotle in this blend. Good Stuff.

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Servings: 1 steak
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Ingredients

  • Sirloin Steaks
  • Blackened Saskatchewan Seasoning
  • Cocoa Chili rub from McCormick’s Gourmet Collection
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce, on the side
  • We served this with store bought potato salad drizzled with Tabasco sauce and our garlic skillet. The recipe is on our website
  • www.datenightdoins.com

Directions

  1. Splash a little Worcestershire sauce on your steak so you can make a paste with the cocoa rub. Work it into the meat. Now, put a “thick” coat of your blackening so it can make a nice crisp bark (crust). Try to let it sit for an hour or so to pick up all these flavors.
  2. Place your steaks on the grill in the smoke mode for 30 minutes. Then, pull them off. That is the trick; you pull the meat off the grill and turn it up to high. When the grill reaches 400 – 425 degrees put the steaks back on the grill as you would normally cook them. These guys were an inch thick so Patti gave them 4 minutes per side giving them a quarter turn after 2 minutes. She likes her meat on the rare side. She calls it leaving some moo in the meat.
  3. Pellet grills cook like a convection oven so you do not have to turn anything. We do simply because we like the grill marks.
  4. We also have directions for gas grills on our website.

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