Grilled Steak with Ancho Chile-Coffee Rub
Appears in Cook's Illustrated May/June 2012
Done wrong, this dish resembles a dusty old boot. But apply some science with your rub and it’s a bold way to dress up a less expensive cut.
WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS
In this recipe, we use a two-stage rub to make the most of a comparatively inexpensive steak, the shell sirloin. We started with a savory rub of salt, onion powder, garlic powder, fish sauce, and tomato paste. This umami-rich rub made the s...