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Taos Steak

"Be prepared for any guests to ask for the recipe for this spicy steak. I've handed copies to people from Maine to California!" Lorna Byrd, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole peppercorns
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 beef top sirloin steak (1 inch thick and 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 6 slices Havarti cheese
  • 1/3 cup salsa verde


  • In a spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle, combine the first 5 ingredients; grind until mixture becomes a fine powder. Rub over both sides of steak.
  • Grill, covered, over medium heat for 8-11 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°).
  • Top with cheese; cover and grill for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing. Top with salsa.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounce-weight: 827 calories, 60g fat (36g saturated fat), 234mg cholesterol, 1083mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 64g protein.

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