This is my favorite way to make grilled steaks, and one of my favorite foods overall. Aside from being a mouth-watering steak that will make you look like a master chef, it is also very easy to make. You don't have to be precise with the measurement of ingredients. I don't really even measure them anymore; I just guesstimate by appearance.]
The recipe is for 3 steaks, which will feed one man and one woman or child. If you need more than that, the easiest way to go about it is to double all the measurements.
1 tablespoon black pepper, preferrably coarsely ground and fresh
1/2 tablespoon ancho chile powder
1 tablespoon Worchestershire sauce
1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard (NOT light Dijon mustard or yellow mustard)
1/2 to 1 whole teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (or less if anyone doesn't like hot & spicy, more if you like extra hot & spicy)
1/2 tablespoon minced/ground/crushed garlic (comes in little jars, beats the heck out of dealing with fresh garlic)
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
4 chuck or sirloin steaks cut 1" thick by 3 or 4 inches square (small enough for a strip of bacon to go around the edge)
1 strip of good quality, thickly cut bacon for each steak
1) Trim any big chunks of fat off the steaks, then wrap each steak with a piece of bacon around the edge. Snap a toothpick into an L shape and put it through the bacon where it overlaps to hold it in place.
2) Mix all the spices and seasonings in a bowl. It should be thick and paste-like, not watery or dry.
3) Slather the tops and sides of the steaks with the spice mix and put them on the grill with the spiced side down.
4) Put the rest of the spice on the bare side of the steaks, which should now be the top.
5) Cook for about 7-8 minutes on each side for medium-well.
6) Serve directly off the grill.
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