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Sweet-Rub Rib-Eye Steaks

These rib-eyes are coated in a sweet rub before being being grilled to perfection and served over a grilled square of a polenta. 

Ready in
45 m
4
Servings
1327
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

For the polenta

  • 4 Cups chicken stock or water
  • 2 Cups milk
  • 1 1/4 Cup cornmeal
  • 1 Teaspoon paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon butter

For the steaks

  • 4 rib-eye steaks, thawed in frozen
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 Tablespoon salt

Directions

For the polenta

To prepare the polenta, bring the stock and milk to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat. Add the cornmeal in a steady, gradual stream, whisking continuously to prevent lumps. Boil for 1 to 2 minutes. Turn down the heat to low and whisk almost continuously for about 30 minutes, or until the mixture begins to thicken considerably. Stir in the paprika, salt, pepper, and 2 tablespoons of the butter, and transfer to a greased 9-inch square baking pan, spreading with a spatula to make an even layer. Let chill in the refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight, until firm.

Turn out the chilled polenta and cut into squares or right-angled triangles. In a small saucepan, melt the remaining teaspoon of butter (or substitute 1 teaspoon olive oil), brush on the polenta, and grill over direct medium-high heat for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned.

For the steaks

To prepare the rub, combine the sugar, pepper, paprika, cumin, and salt on a platter and coat the steaks with the mixture. Let sit in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, then bring to room temperature.

Heat a grill to medium-high. Grill the steaks over direct heat to desired doneness, about 2-3 minutes per side for medium-rare. Serve with the polenta.

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving1327
Total Fat85g100%
Sugar16gN/A
Saturated38g100%
Cholesterol275mg92%
Protein79g100%
Carbs62g21%
Vitamin A217µg24%
Vitamin B127µg100%
Vitamin B62mg89%
Vitamin C0.6mg1%
Vitamin D2µg1%
Vitamin E2mg10%
Vitamin K15µg18%
Calcium217mg22%
Fiber4g16%
Folate (food)46µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)195µg49%
Folic acid88µgN/A
Iron11mg61%
Magnesium121mg30%
Monounsaturated37gN/A
Niacin (B3)23mg100%
Phosphorus689mg98%
Polyunsaturated5gN/A
Potassium1417mg40%
Riboflavin (B2)2mg88%
Sodium1454mg61%
Sugars, added4gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.8mg53.9%
Trans5gN/A
Zinc18mg100%