Recipe courtesy of Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger

Spice Paste for Steak:

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  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 tablespoon cracked black peppercorns

1 tablespoon ground white pepper

1 tablespoon coarse salt

4 garlic cloves, minced or pressed

1 1/2 teaspoons mustard seeds, cracked in mortar

1 1/2 teaspoons dried Mexican oregano, crushed

1 teaspoon ground cumin seeds

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper

1/4 cup olive oil

4 6 ounce beef tenderloin steaks


  1. Combine all ingredients but steak in small bowl. Rub mixture over both sides of steaks. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to overnight.
  2. Prepare barbecue or preheat broiler. Grill or broil steak to desired doneness, about 4 minutes per side for medium rare.