October 9th, 2007

Maple Sugar Spice Rub

Maple Sugar Spice Rub
Makes enough for 4 10 oz. Kansas City Strip Steaks

1/4 C. Granulated Maple Sugar
1 tsp. Chili Powder
1 tsp. Garlic Powder
1 tsp. Onion Powder
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Sweet Paprika
1/2 tsp. All Spice
1/4 tsp. Cayenne
1/4 tsp. Cumin
Olive Oil Spray

Combine the first nine ingredients (the maple sugar
and all the spices) in small bowl and stir to combine.
Pour the mixture into a flour sifter and sift back into
the bowl.  Allow steaks to stand at room temperature
for 20 minutes.  Lightly spray each side of the steaks
with olive oil.  Generously rub each of the steaks with
the Maple Sugar Spice Rub.  Using either a gas or
charcoal grill, cook the steaks over direct medium heat
for 8-10 minutes until the internal temperature reaches
145 degrees.  Turn steaks over once halfway through
the cooking time.  Steaks will be medium-rare.  Remove
steaks from the grill and allow to rest 3-5 minutes.