I was craving a steak for dinner and decided to make a rub using Southwestern spices. The rub was simple to make and tasted fantastic on the flank steak. I threw the spices together in a zip lock bag and shook the bag well to make sure it was mixed thoroughly. I sprinkled the flank steak with the seasonings and stored the remaining rub for later use. I let the rub sit on the meat for a few hours before cooking in my grill pan. It had a hint of heat and was loaded with flavor – my whole family gobbled it up.
Southwestern Flank Steak:
- 3 tsp chili powder
- 2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp coriander
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- Pinch of cayenne
- Flank steak
How to Make a Southwestern Flank Steak
Combine all seasonings in a zip lock bag and shake to mix thoroughly. Sprinkle rub on both sides of the flank steak then cover the meat and place in the refrigerator for a few hours before grilling. Keep the remaining dry rub in the zip lock bag for later use.
Remove the flank steak from the refrigerator 20 minutes prior to cooking.
Heat the grill pan on medium-high heat and coat with olive oil cooking spray. Cook the flank steak for 3-4 minutes per side or until it’s cooked to your desired degree of doneness. Let the meat rest for 5 minutes before slicing in thin slices against the grain. Enjoy.
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