I wanted an all-purpose marinade that would add a rich, but spicy flavor to beef. Here, Sciabica's Jalapeno Extra Virgin Olive Oil pairs beautifully with the flavors of garlic, cumin, and paprika. It's a little bit Mexican-inspired, but versatile enough to pair with anything. It is awesome on tri-tip, grilled whole and then sliced. But, you could use it on flank steak, skirt steak, or any cut of beef that would benefit from a little bit of spice and heat.
Sciabica Jalapeno Beef Rub
per pound of beef:
4 Tablespoons Sciabica's Jalapeno Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon smoked Spanish paprika
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (or minced fresh garlic)
Stir together all of the ingredients. Rub all over beef of your choice, cover, refrigerate, and marinate for at least an hour (but up to overnight if you wish). Grill or sear until cooked to your liking.