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Red Chile-Coriander Steaks

*Slightly adapted from Chef Lamas' recipe for Red Chile-Coriander Rib-eye Steaks
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword beef, gluten free, grilling
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinating Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 207kcal
Author Amee


  • 24 oz Petite Sirloin Steaks (4 steaks about 6 oz each)
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 lemons finely zested and juiced
  • 5 leaves sprigs of thyme use leaves and discard stems
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 dried habaneros ½ oz- I omitted these in our recipe
  • 5 dried pasilla or ancho chile peppers 2 oz- I used dried ancho chile powder
  • 10 dried guajillo chile peppers 2 oz
  • 1 tbsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp smoked Spanish paprika
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 2 tbsp whole peppercorns
  • 4 tbsp kosher salt


  • In a small bowl, combine 1 tbsp of the kosher salt, olive oil, lemon juice and zest, thyme, garlic, red wine vinegar and black pepper and whisk to blend.
  • Rub steaks with the marinade and place in a zip-top bag or non-reactive dish and refrigerate overnight.
  • Place the dried peppers in a hot skillet and lightly toast over a low flame.
  • Let cool and then remove the stems and seeds.
  • Roughly chop the peppers.
  • Put the peppers and remaining ingredients in a small blender and process until finely chopped.
  • If whole seeds or peppercorns remain, mash them by hand in a mortar and pestle and then add to the mixture.
  • When ready to grill the steaks, heat a charcoal or gas grill on high heat. Remove steaks from the bag or dish and lightly sprinkle both sides with the rub.
  • Cook over a hot grill, searing on one side, then flipping once.
  • Cook to desired temperature, preferably medium-rare (130-135 degrees F on a digital thermometer)
  • Let rest for a few minutes before serving.


*Nutrition info is for a 3 ounce serving of petite sirloin steak.  Marinade not included in the calculation.  


Calories: 207kcal | Protein: 23g | Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 78mg