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Perfectly Grilled Steak with Garlic Lime Butter
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Resting Time
10 mins
Total Time
42 mins
With a delicious Mexican-inspired dry rub, melting garlic lime butter and a few easy grilling tricks this recipe for perfectly grilled steak is sure to become a favorite!
Course: Main Dish, Main/Meat
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Grilled Steak, Mexican-Inspired Steak, Perfectly Grilled Steak
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 397 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
For the Garlic Lime Butter
  • 4 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 medium clove garlic finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest from 1 medium lime
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
For the dry rub:
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ancho chile powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
For the steak:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil plus more for the grill
  • 4 1 1/4- inch-thick boneless rib-eye New York strip or sirloin steaks (6-8 ounces each)
For the garlic lime butter:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Set aside.
For the dry rub:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
For the steak:
  1. Coat steak with the dry rub on all sides. Drizzle with the 2 tablespoons oil to help rub adhere. Place steak in the freezer for 30 minutes while preparing the grill.
  2. Prepare a grill to high heat; oil grill grates.
  3. Remove steak from the freezer and place directly on the prepared grill. Grill until golden brown on the first side and slightly charred, 4 to 5 minutes. Turn the steaks over and continue to grill about 3 to 5 minutes for medium-rare (an internal temperature of 135 degrees F with an instant thermometer), approximately 5 to 7 minutes for medium (140 degrees F) or 8 to 10 minutes for medium-well (150 degrees F). These times are approximate, as grills vary in their heat intensity.

  4. Transfer the steak to a cutting board and top with Garlic Lime Butter. Allow steak to rest for 8-10 minutes. Slice and serve with Fresh Corn Salad, if desired.
Recipe Notes

See Café Tips above for more detailed instructions and tips.

Nutrition Facts
Perfectly Grilled Steak with Garlic Lime Butter
Amount Per Serving
Calories 397 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 141mg47%
Sodium 1076mg47%
Potassium 772mg22%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 46g92%
Vitamin A 1205IU24%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.