The thrill of the grill

Friday, May 11, 2012
KINGSFORD - APRIL 3-6, 2011 - Photo by John Lee

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Grilling season is here, and that means it's time to get fired up for the smoky flavor of your favorite foods cooked in the great outdoors over charcoal.

These grilling recipes were created by chefs from all over the country who participated in the Choice Steak Challenge to find out who has the best steak-grilling chops. Their recipes feature Walmart Choice Premium Beef, as well as delicious sides to try with each dish. Only one in five steaks is good enough to earn that label of distinction, and shoppers who aren't satisfied with their purchase only need to bring back the receipt for a full refund.

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Grilled T-bone with Everglades Rub

Makes: 4 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 8 to 10 minutes

4 Walmart Choice Premium T-bone Steaks

Dry Rub

1 head roasted garlic (roast garlic in oven until golden brown and soft to mash)
4 tablespoons Everglades seasoning (available at Walmart)
1 teaspoon coffee, ground
1teaspoon brown sugar
1/4teaspoon dry thyme
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Combine all dry rub ingredients. Set aside.

Rub each steak with an equal portion of roasted garlic paste on front and back. To prevent burning, do not get garlic paste on bone.

Divide dry rub seasoning for four steaks and thoroughly rub each steak. Place in food storage container in refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours. This can be done up to one day in advance.

Preheat grill using Kingsford charcoal, until briquets are consistently ashed over.

Remove steaks from refrigerator and let come to room temperature.

Put steaks on grill; leave in one position on direct heat for 4 to 5 minutes, rotating to get nice grill marks and even flavor profile. Follow this timeline for medium rare.

Cherry Cola Smoked Chili Ribeye

Makes: 4 servings

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 15 minutes

4 Walmart Choice Premium Ribeye Steaks
1 lime, cut in half

Cocoa Cherry Coca-Cola Marinade

1/4 cup Cherry Coca-Cola
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 tablespoon chipotle powder
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon black pepper

Preheat grill using Kingsford charcoal, until briquets are consistently ashed over.

Mix all marinade ingredients in a bowl with a whisk until blended.

Rub each of the steaks liberally with marinade and let stand for 1 hour at room temperature, or chill covered for up to 4 hours. Discard any left­over marinade.

Grill steaks for 5 to 7 minutes over medium heat on each side or until an internal temperature of 140°F is reached for medium rare.

Grill each lime half for 5 minutes.

Let steaks rest covered for a few minutes. Squeeze juice of grilled lime over each steak and serve.

Recipe created by David Larkworthy of 5 Seasons in Atlanta on behalf of the Walmart Choice Steak Challenge presented by Kingsford charcoal and Coca-Cola.

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