I can guarantee that Dad will be extremely happy when you fire up the grill and make Grilled Skirt Steak with Cocoa Spice Rub for him on Father’s Day! There’s nothing quite like grilled steak especially when it’s seasoned with spices and a hint of cocoa! And what man doesn’t love a grilled steak? Serve it up with Grilled Smashed Rosemary Potatoes, Grilled Corn with Tomato Basil Butter and Grilled Romaine with Creamy Roasted Garlic Herb Dressing. And your crowning glory of a dessert, Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Trifle, will surely be a dad….and a crowd….pleaser! Yes, it’s going to be a fabulously delicious Father’s Day!
Grilled Skirt Steak with Cocoa Spice Rub
2 Tbs. packed dark brown sugar
1 Tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Tbs. chili powder
1 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper*
2 lbs. beef skirt steak
1. Combine brown sugar, cocoa powder, chili powder, kosher salt, garlic powder and cayenne.
2. Rub both sides of skirt steak with Cocoa Spice Rub and let stand 30 minutes at room temperature.
3. Meanwhile brush grill grates with oil and preheat grill for direct heat grilling.
4. Grill steaks until desired doneness, turning once. Meat thermometer will register 145F for medium-rare.
Makes 8 servings.
*Like it a little spicier? Increase cayenne pepper to 1/4 teaspoon.