Big, thick steaks need a lot of seasoning, so be sure to cover them liberally with salt, pepper and any rub before grilling.Plus: F&W's Grilling Guide More Amazing Steaks
Light a grill. In a small bowl, mix the ancho chile powder, cumin, paprika and garlic powder with 1 tablespoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper. Season the steaks with the spice rub. Grill over moderate heat for 8 minutes per side for medium-rare; transfer to a work surface and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
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8 min a side on a 1” steak will make it very well done. 4 min per side on a hot grill, or hot skillet will render just a bit more than medium rare.