Adding spice and grilling is an extremely easy way to create a flavorful dish quickly. Chipotle chili peppers are smoked, spicy jalapeño peppers that add great flavor to an array of dishes. I paired chipotle chili peppers with fresh cracked black pepper to create a cross between a cowboy steak and a spicy take on steak au poivre. Serves 2. Adjust ingredient amounts to accommodate the number of people serving.
2 New York strip steaks
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1/2 tablespoon of crushed chipotle chili pepper
1/2 tablespoon of fresh coarsely cracked black pepper
The chipotle chili pepper generally comes coarsely cracked when purchased in the spice section of the grocery store. If yours does not come this way use your pepper cracker to crack, just make sure to wash after use. On a plate add the chipotle chili pepper and coarsely crack the black pepper. Coat meat with olive oil and press one side of the meat into the seasoning. Preheat grill or grill pan to medium high heat. Place seasoned side down first on the grill. Grill meat for about 3 – 5 minutes on each side for medium-rare to medium. Increase or decrease cooking times for preference. Remove meat and let rest for 5 minutes. Plate and serve with your choice of side dish.
Suggested Side Dish
Try Corn, Black Bean and Cherry Tomato Salad, Latina Style Summer Succotash, Fiesta Rice or simply slice an avocado, sprinkle with kosher salt and a drizzle of lime juice for a light and simple side dish.
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