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Cocoa Cumin Steak

That’s right.  I made a steak for dinner tonight.

Fritz was in carnivore heaven.

This is an awesome dry rub recipe that I found in America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook over a year ago, and I could have sworn I already blogged about it because it is just so darn good.  Imagine my surprise when I discovered that I had not.  And because of that, I owe you an apology.

It was downright mean to withhold this recipe from you.  Cruel and unusual punishment.  I’m sorry I did that to you.

So next time you are making a steak, and you aren’t sure what to put on it, try this dry rub.  And even though it may sound weird, trust me on this.

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  • 1 T cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 1 T freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 4 t ground cumin
  • 2 t ground allspice

Combine all the spices in a plastic or glass container–it’ll make enough for two or three steaks, so if you plan on using it twice, make sure that you don’t touch the raw meat and then touch the spice.  No diseases or bacteria, please.

Pat the steak dry with a paper towel and rub in the spices.

Grill over high heat for a few minutes until both sides are browned and grill-marked, then move over to medium heat for the remainder of the time.  I wanted it done medium-well, so I grilled it for another 12-15 minutes.

This steak is perfect as is.  No sauces, salt, or other fancy-smancy doohickeys needed.

I served it with a plain and simple green salad with blueberries and chocolate balsamic vinegar.

You might have noticed a little chocolate theme goin’ on here.  I did that on purpose.

Fritz’s sister is here visiting for the weekend, so tomorrow will probably involve lots of girly chat and possibly a haircut, which I desperately, desperately need.  Hopefully I’ll also have more time to play with the new lens.  Sayonara!

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  1. yoshikixjpn

    Gorgeous recipe. This is a wonderful meal !!

  2. Rachel

    Thanks for this amazing recipe! I reviewed this on my blog (slightly tweaked for my tastes), if you want to take a look. I’ve purposely bought more steak just to keep eating this ITS SO GOOD!!!!

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