Chef Tim Byres, co-owner of Dallas' Smoke, has made a name for himself by cooking everything over a wood fire. His food has become so popular that he was recently named Best New Chef: Southwest in a readers' poll by Food & Wine magazine. You can replicate his flavors at home with this rub, perfect for steaks, brisket, ribs or beef roast.
-- June Naylor, Special to the Star-Telegram
Texas-style chipotle beef rub
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1/3 cup dark brown sugar, packed
3 tablespoons dark-roasted coffee grounds, finely ground
21/2 tablespoons salt
11/2 tablespoons granulated dry garlic
1 tablespoon paprika
11/2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
1/3 cup Tabasco chipotle pepper sauce
1. Combine dark brown sugar, ground coffee, salt, garlic, paprika and oregano in medium bowl.
2. Add Tabasco chipotle sauce; stir until well mixed.
3. About 30 minutes before grilling, rub the blend into a 11/2-pound portion of beef flank or skirt steaks. Or you can apply the rub to roasts and ribs. Cover and refrigerate 20 minutes to marinate before grilling.