October 1st, 2007

S.W.A.K (Sweet with a Kick) Rub for T-Bones

From Kenna Jo of Iowa
S.W.A.K (Sweet with a Kick) Rub for T-Bones
Makes enough for 6 – (22 oz.)  T-Bone Steaks

1 C. Brown Sugar
1 C. Cherry Wine
1/3 C. Kosher Salt
2 T. Chili Powder
2 T. Cherry-Flavored Gelatin Dessert Mix
2 T. Red Wine Vinegar
2 T. Worchestershire Sauce
1 T. Honey
1 tsp. Cayenne Pepper

In a small bowl, combine brown sugar,
salt, chili powder, gelatin mix and cayenne
pepper; mix well.  Place each steak on
a large piece of heavy-duty aluminum
foil, shiny side down, and generously coat
with rub on both sides.  Lightly wrap foil
around steak and seal.  Refrigerate for
l hour.

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.  In a small
microwave safe bowl, combine wine, vinegar,
worchestershire sauce and honey; microwave
on high for 1 minute.  Open one end of each
packet and pour 1/2 of heated liquid into
each packet.  Tilt foil packets to allow liquid
to distribute evenly. Braise steaks for 1 1/2 hours,
then remove from oven.

Open one end of each packet carefully; drain
braising liquid from each packet into a small saucepan. 
Simmer over medium heat, stirring until reduced by half. 
Open foil packets to expose steaks and brush with reduced
glaze.  Return to oven and broil 3” from heat until glaze
caramelizes, about 2  – 3 minutes.  Let rest 5 minutes and serve.