Carne Asada with Mexican Grill Rub

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Makes 6 servings

Mexican grill rub:
2 tablespoons chili powder
4 teaspoons garlic salt
2 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons oregano leaves, crushed
3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

3 well-trimmed beef rib-eye steaks, cut 1inch thick
Lime wedges
Flour or corn tortillas, warmed, optional

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Fiery Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Peppers

30 jalapeños, halved and seeded
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 lb. thin-sliced bacon, cut in half
hot barbecue sauce

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Fill jalapeño halves with cream cheese and wrap each with a slice of bacon. Secure with a toothpick. Brush with sauce.
3. Place on rimmed cookie sheet, preferably with a rack, and bake until bacon is crispy, about 30 minutes.

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