Steak with roasted garlic and chili rub

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
37 min
5 min
32 min
A roasted garlic paste blended with chili powder brings big Southwestern flavor to this sirloin steak. Six easy ingredients and you have a delicious main, worthy of guests but simple enough for weeknights. Cut the prep time further by purchasing pre-roasted garlic cloves from the olive bar at your local grocery store. Double the amount of the rub and toss the extra with chunks of zucchini, scallions, and bell peppers to broil alongside the steak. The steak and vegetables are wonderful over mixed greens and equally delicious with a side or roasted potatoes.


garlic clove(s)

4 medium clove(s), unpeeled

chili powder

1 tsp

ground cumin

½ tsp

dried oregano

¼ tsp

table salt

¼ tsp

uncooked lean trimmed sirloin beef

1 pound(s), boneless, trimmed of all visible fat


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Wrap the garlic in foil and place on a baking sheet; roast until softened, 10–12 minutes. Remove the garlic from the oven. Spray the broiler rack with nonstick spray; preheat the broiler.
  2. When cool enough to handle, squeeze the garlic from its papery skin into a small bowl. Add the chili powder, cumin, oregano, and salt; stir and mash together. Rub the steak on both sides with the garlic and chili mixture.
  3. Increase the oven temperature to broil. Broil the steak 4 inches from the heat until done to taste, about 5 minutes on each side for medium.


To give your steak an Italian, instead of a Southwestern flavor, substitute equal amounts of dried basil for the chili powder and dried thyme for the cumin.

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