Grilled Steak with Chipotle Chile Rub
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Meal Plan:

Grilled steak with Chipotle Chile Rub
Corn on the Cob
Mexican Salad
Corn Bread

For tonight’s meal I prepared a grilled Steak recipe being tested by Cook’s Illustrated for a later edition. However, any type of Tex-Mex grilled steak would work for this meal plan. Google Chipotle Chile Rub and you will find all types of recipes. The recipe used a top butt, butt steak, top sirloin butt, top sirloin steak or center cut roast. All of these would work and are relatively inexpensive for grilled steak. This recipe reminded me of a Tex-Mex or New Mexico type of meal so I decided to make corn on the cob, Mexican Salad and corn bread to do a more Texan style meal. The first two are very easy to prepare so the meal could put prepared quickly during the week. I used the corn bread recipe on the box of the Quaker oats corn meal but added another ¼ cup milk to make it moister. The Mexican salad recipe is linked. You could make a regular salad if you prefer.

This meal cost around $2.00 per person so it is much cheaper than eating out but it may be out of the budget for some and could be used for a special occasion meal.