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Fiery Rib Eye Steaks

Fiery Peppercorn Steaks have become very popular. Here’s a recipe we think will capture those flavors. This is a simple recipe that can be done in the backyard or on a camping trip. The Steak Rub can also be sprinkled on hamburgers and blackened or mixed in the meat while forming patties. Yum! We like the heat.

1 tbsp Crushed Peppercorns
2 tsp Chili Powder
1 tsp Kosher Salt
1 tsp Light Brown Sugar
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
1 1/4 tsp Onion Powder
1/2 C Ketchup
1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
1 tbsp Dark Brown Sugar
1/4 tsp Pepper
1/4 C water
4 (3/4 lb) Rib Eye Steaks (1 inch thick)
Olive oil

Let the steaks stand at room temperature 30 minutes prior to grilling.

Mix the peppercorns, 1 tsp chili powder, salt, light brown sugar, garlic powder and 1/4 tsp onion powder together well in a mixing bowl. Coat both sides of the steak with the peppercorn mixture being sure to press into the meat. Lightly brush or spray both sides of the steaks with the olive oil.

Prepare your charcoal for a high temperature.

In a saucepan over low heat simmer together the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, wine vinegar, dark brown sugar, 1 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp onion powder, pepper and water. Allow to simmer 10 minutes being sure to stir often to insure the brown sugar dissolves completely.

Grill the steaks 12 minutes, 6 minutes on each side for medium turning once during grilling time. Allow steaks to rest 10 minutes before serving. Pour the sauce over the steaks before serving or use as a dip on the side.

Using kosher salt will insure that the salt cooks into the food instead of being washed away by the juices as would regular table salt. If you would like to use regular table salt reduce the amount by half.

The sauce for the steaks could be made in a small Dutch Oven inside your grill or in a fire pan with a few charcoals around it.

Try some Grill Spuds next to your steak for a complete meal.

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