Steak with Chili BBQ Sauce


January 26, 2010 by Flora Dawn

Growing up, we didn’t really eat steak. I am guessing it was just too expensive. I entered my adult life not really knowing what a good steak tasted like, let alone how to cook it. For a long time, my husband just had to go out to a steakhouse to get a decent steak, and then finally I decided I had to learn how to grill a steak. How hard could it be?

If you want to learn how to cook a great restaurant quality steak at home, my biggest piece of advice, invest in a Weber cookbook. The people at Weber know grilling. They have fabulous recipes that are simple and fresh. And tons of tips on grilling in general, not just steaks. Here is an example of a quick, flavorful steak recipe out of Weber’s Big Book of Grilling. When I make this, I cut back on the pepper and chili powder, to make it more kid-friendly, but the following recipe is the original, full flavor version. We used the sauce for dipping, but it would also be good as a bbq sauce on other cuts of meat.

Texas Rib-Eye Steak with Chili BBQ Sauce

4 rib-eye steaks, about 1- 1/14 inches thick

For the sauce:

  • 1/2 cup kethcup
  • 1 Tb worchestershire sauce
  • 1 Tb red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tb dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp granulated onion
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup water

For the rub:

  • 1 TB peppercorns, crushed
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp light brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1/4 tsp granulated onion

Allow steaks to come to room temperature, about 20-30 minutes. This is a great time to make the sauce.

To make sauce: In a small saucepan combine all sauce ingredients  and simmer over low heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves. Set aside while you grill the steaks.

Brush or spray steaks with olive oil. Combine rub ingredients in small bowl. Press rub into both sides of the steak. Grill over high heat for 8-10 minutes, turning once halfway through cooking time, for med-rare. Remove from grill and let rest 5 minutes. Serve with the sauce.


One thought on “Steak with Chili BBQ Sauce

  1. Bill says:

    I’ve been trying to come up with a barbecue sauce that combines the flavors of chili and Worcestershire. If that describes this sauce, this may be what I’m looking for. Thank you for posting.

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