Let's just say that grilling paraphernalia is not heavily pushed on Mother's Day.
Growing up, my family didn't fit this norm. Mom did the grilling. Aside from the time she caught a low hanging branch of the peach tree on fire, she did a good job manning the grill. It's a mystery why I've long been intimidated by grilling.
A fear of big hunks 'o meat? No.
A fear of open flame? Not one bit.
A fear of cooking outdoors? One word: S'Mores. (To answer the question, nope.)
It's only been about a year (give or take) that I've been a girl at the grill. I'm still learning. The other day I burned the crap out of my arm grilling burgers. I also burned the crap out of the same arm in the kitchen too. On the same day. The Boy says the burns make me look tough.
Tough enough to grill like a guy?
I'm not professing mad grillin' skillz. But I do a pretty good job.
1. Walking away from the grill and letting things be (AKA doing nothing)
2. Hiding any mistakes with dynamite toppings...
Southwest Rubbed Steak w/ Chipotle Butter
More for your grilling menu:
|Grilled Vegetable Sandwich w/ Herbed Mayo|
|Charcoal-Grilled Corn w/ Cream, Cheese, and Chile||Thyme Griddled |
|Double Chocolate Granita||Blueberry Cheesecake Bars|
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
2 tsp brown sugar
Add all ingredients to a small bowl. Mix well with a fork. Makes plenty enough for 4 steaks.
1/2 stick softened butter
1 Tbsp finely chopped chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
1/2 tsp adobo sauce from the chipotles
Mash the chipotle pepper and adobo sauce into the softened butter with a fork. Scoop out onto a square of waxed paper. Using the wax paper, form the butter into a log. Roll the butter up in the waxed paper and place in the refrigerator to firm up until ready to use. Can also be wrapped well and frozen.
Sprinkle rub over both sides of the steaks. Using your hands rub the seasonings into the meat. Let stand for 20-30 minutes. Meanwhile, start your grill. Grill the steaks to your liking. Serve with a generous blob of chipotle butter over the top.