Ancho Chile Rubbed Venison Steaks with Lime-Cilantro Butter Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Ancho Chile Rubbed Venison Steaks with Lime-Cilantro Butter Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Ancho Chile Rubbed Venison Steaks with Lime-Cilantro Butter

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"This was originally for T-bone steaks but it works just as nicely with deer. The rub helps minimize the 'gamey' taste and the butter just makes them delicious."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    25 mins

Directions

  1. Whip together the butter, lime juice, and cilantro in a small bowl until well combined. Transfer the butter mixture onto a large piece of plastic wrap, gently wrap and form the butter into a log. Freeze until ready to use.
  2. Prepare a grill for medium-high heat.
  3. Mix together the steak seasoning and ancho chile powder in a small bowl. Rub the seasoning blend onto both sides of the venison steaks.
  4. Grill the steaks to preferred doneness, 5 to 8 minutes per side for medium. Top each steak with a slice of the lemon-cilantro butter to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 08, 2009

Absolutely melt in your mouth delicious! I added a little garlic powder to the cilantro butter and it was perfect!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 23, 2011

Used it on some beef filet's...not too impressed.

 

16 Ratings

Aug 12, 2008

Made this tonight with venison round steaks. Yummy, but spicy! Honestly, this recipe is one of the best I've tried for that particular cut of meat. It covered the gamey taste, for sure. I couldn't find ancho chile powder at the store, so used chipotle powder instead, in the same proportions. I do believe that was too much heat. I will definitely make this again, using much less chile powder.

 
Sep 25, 2009

Hands down, this made the best venison dish I have ever had. The lime-cilantro butter was amazing and the chili rub gave it just the right amount of heat. I added a little fresh chopped garlic to the butter just because I love garlic. YUM!

 
Feb 05, 2008

I used beef steaks, but I am always searching for new ways to make it as it is a highly requested meal in my home. I loved the ancho chili powder idea. It is one of my favorite spices. All the flavors combined well for a delicious steak!

 
Apr 08, 2011

Loved the simplicity and flavor of this recipe. The "steak seasoning" that I used contained WAY too much salt for my taste, so next time I will be more careful to choose a seasoning with less salt. Grilled on the Big Green Egg to medium rare perfection.

 
Dec 03, 2009

Delicious!! I used spicy Montreal Steak Seasoning and with the Ancho chili it worked out excellent. The recipe makes a tonnnn of butter, that is very strong lime/cilantro flavored. Tastes great but could def cut down the serving a bit, I still have a lot left. Thank you very much.

 
Sep 29, 2008

very good as stated in recipe. it makes alot of butter so you will have it ready for the next few times you make the staeks.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 490 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.9 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 254 mg
  • 85%
  • Fat
  • 28.8 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 52.8 g
  • 106%
  • Sodium
  • 1657 mg
  • 66%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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