Steak with Cumin and Chipotle

This crackly rub works equally well on pork, chicken, and shrimp. Serve this with warm tortillas instead of bread, and your favorite salsa on the side.

Serves 6 to 8.

6 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 to 3 teaspoons chili powder or chipotle chile powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons kosher salt
4 sirloin or rib-eye steaks

1. Prepare the grill or preheat the broiler.

2. Place the brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, and salt in a small bowl and mix well. Rub into steaks.

3. Place the steaks 3 to 4 inches from the heat source and cook until slightly charred, about 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

From Warehouse to Your House: More than 250 Simple, Spectacular Recipes to Cook, Store, and Share When You Buy in Quantity (Simon & Schuster, 2006)