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KY Beef Council Spices up the Grill

Grilled Beef Steaks with Ancho Chili Rub


  • 2 beef round (sirloin) tip center steaks, cut one-inch thick -- about 8 oz. each (Two boneless beef top loin/strip steaks, cut one-inch thick – about 10 oz. each may be substituted.)

  • Salt and pepper

Ancho Chili Rub


  • 1 tbsp. ground ancho chili powder

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 1/2 tsp. dried oregano leaves

  • 1 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 tsp. freshly grated orange peel


  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon


  1. 1.                Combine rub ingredients; press evenly onto beef steaks

  2. 2.                Place steaks on grill over medium, ash-covered coals


  1. 3.                Add salt and pepper


  • For charcoal: grill covered, 11 to 13 minutes


  • For gas: grill covered, 13 to 15  


  • Turn once


Firecracker Burgers with Cooling Lime Sauce


  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef


  • 6 sesame seed sandwich rolls, split and toasted


  • 1 cup watercress or mixed spring greens

Seasoning Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. curry powder

  • 1 tbsp. Caribbean jerk seasoning

  • 1 tsp. salt

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise

  • 1/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt

  • 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice

  • 2 tsp. grated lime peel

  • 1/4 tsp. salt


  1. Combine ground beef and seasoning ingredients in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.

  2. Shape into six 1/2-inch thick patties.

  3. Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals.

  4. Grill, covered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 7 to 9 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F. Turn occasionally. (Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.)

  5. Meanwhile, combine sauce ingredients in small bowl; set aside.

  6. Spread sauce on cut sides of rolls.

  7. Place one burger on bottom half of each roll; top evenly with watercress. Close sandwiches.

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