Sometimes you want a steak with just salt and pepper. Maybe you wanted to keep things simple.
Other times, you fire up the grill and you jazz things up a bit. This is the mode I’m in for summer!
Since I got my Kamado Joe, I’ve been more than obsessed with throwing just about everything we cook on the grill. Grilling is one of my favorite ways to cook.
I wish I did it more often, and now that summer is here I feel like everyday has a reason to fire up the grill.
I made this ancho chili steak for a fajita salad that I made and it was absolutely delicious. I think it’s actually took less time to cook it on the grill than it would have in the oven, or on the stove.
I rubbed these steaks with ancho chile powder. I love ancho Chile because it’s smokey, deep and flavorful. It also gives the steaks a really beautiful color which makes them even prettier.
Here’s more about Ancho Chiles, and the recipe for these steaks below.
What are Ancho Chiles?
Ancho Chiles are a dried form of a poblano pepper. They’re a super common chili pepper and are relatively easy to find in the spice section of your store.
They have a mild, but smokey flavor and aren’t too spicy.
What is ancho chile powder?
Ancho Chile powder is just ground ancho chiles.
How to use ancho chile powder on steak?
You can use ancho chiles just like you would use any other seasoning mix.
First season your meat with salt all over, then add a little drizzle of oil so the rest of the powder sticks on to the steaks.
After that, add in your ancho chili powder and rub all over steak.
Let it sit until the steak comes to room temp so it has enough time to get warm enough to cook evenly (ice cold steaks won’t cook evenly). This will also give it some time for the flavors to develop.
Then, put a thermometer in it and throw it on your grill.
You’ll cook it to your desired internal temp.
We typically like our steaks on the medium rare – medium side.
Enjoy this recipe and try it out with your family. If you don’t have a grill, this can still be incredible on the stove.
You can use it to make a beautiful salad, a great side, or it’s a wonderful meal prep option!Print