With it’s deep smoke, heat and sweet, chipotle is a natural ingredient to make a great steak spice. In this post, I’ll give you inspiration for making your own steak spice blend using Bluewater Pepper Farm Hot Smokey Chipotle along with our Sweet Smoked Paprika and other herbs and spices.
Don’t be afraid to tinker with the quantities and build your own custom blend. I like the texture of the dried minced onion and garlic but you can use powder if that’s what you have on hand. If you’re not a cumin lover, cracked black pepper is also terrific.
Season the meat an hour or so before you start cooking. This allows it to come up to room temperature and also lets the salt work it’s magic. I like to add some extra salt – the recipe is low salt by design. Put a generous coating of seasoning on both sides and the edges too. Use your fingers to press the seasoning into the steak.
Whether you’re cooking on a BBQ grill or on the stovetop, be sure to start out with high heat to get a nice sear on both sides for about 2 minutes each. Finish it off at a lower temperature, either on a cooler part of the grill or in a pre-heated oven until the steak reaches your desired level of doneness. A cast iron pan works great by the way.
Finally, take it off the heat and let it rest for 5 minutes before tucking in. It will cook a bit more while resting, so take it off the heat a few minutes before it’s completely cooked to your liking.
Chipotle Steak Spice
- 1 tbsp Hot Smokey Chipotle
- 1 tbsp Sweet Smoked Paprika
- 1 tbsp kosher salt substitute any coarse grained salt
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 1/2 tsp dried minced onion onion flakes or powder are great too
- 1 1/2 tsp granulated dried garlic use garlic powder instead if you like
- Blend all the ingredients together in a small bowl or measuring cup.
- Store in an air-tight jar or spice bottle. This recipe makes about a 1/4 cup.
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