Steak with roasted garlic and chili rub

Total Time
37 min
5 min
32 min
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.


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.


Double the amount of seasoning rub and toss the extra with chunks of zucchini,scallions, and bell peppers to broil alongside the steak.

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