Spice-Rubbed T-Bone Steaks


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

Spice-Rubbed T-Bone Steaks
Photo: © Con Poulos
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 2 teaspoons ancho chile powder

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon hot paprika

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 2 T-bone steaks, cut 1 inch thick (3 1/4 pounds total), at room temperature


  1. 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.

Suggested Pairing

Try a berry-inflected, peppery Argentinean Malbec.

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