Bobby's Dry Rubbed Rib-Eye Steak with Mesa Bbq Sauce and Yukon Gold Potato Gratin

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 50 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 1 hr 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 cup ancho chili powder

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 tablespoon dried coriander

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 teaspoons dry mustard

2 teaspoons dried oregano

1 tablespoon salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

4 rib-eye steaks (8 to 10 ounces each)

1 cup dry rub

Olive oil

2 cups Mesa BBQ Sauce, or your favorite

Yukon Gold Gratin:

2 poblano chiles, roasted, peeled, seeded and diced

6 cloves garlic, peeled, finely chopped

2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/8-inch slices

1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves plus extra for garnish

1 cup chicken stock (if canned, low sodium)

1 cup heavy cream

1 cup Monterey Jack cheese

1/2 cup queso anejo cheese


  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl.;
  1. Heat grill or grill pan to high.
  2. Rub each steak on 1 side with the dry rub. Brush with olive oil and grill, rub side down for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown, turn over and continue grilling for 4 to 5 minutes for medium-rare doneness. Turn the steaks over and brush the rub side with bbq sauce, turn over and grill for 1 minute.
  3. Remove steaks from grill and brush with additional bbq suace.

Yukon Gold Gratin:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Butter a 9-inch square pan and sprinkle garlic over bottom of pan.
  2. Arrange 1/4 of the potatoes in the dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then 1/3 of chiles and 1/3 of cilantro. Repeat layer of potatoes, chiles and cilantro 2 more times, seasoning potatoes with salt and pepper. Top with potatoes. Pour broth over, then cream. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover pan with foil. Bake until potatoes are tender, about 1 hour 15 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle cheeses over potatoes. Bake until liquid thickens, about 15 minutes. Cool. Sprinkle with cilantro.