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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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Prepare a grill for medium-high heat.

  • Mix together the steak seasoning and ancho chile powder in a small bowl. Rub the seasoning blend onto both sides of the venison steaks.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

490 calories; protein 52.8g 106% DV; carbohydrates 2.9g 1% DV; fat 28.8g 44% DV; cholesterol 254mg 85% DV; sodium 1656.9mg 66% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2009
Absolutely melt in your mouth delicious! I added a little garlic powder to the cilantro butter and it was perfect! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/23/2011
Used it on some beef filet's...not too impressed. Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2009
Absolutely melt in your mouth delicious! I added a little garlic powder to the cilantro butter and it was perfect! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/12/2008
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2009
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2008
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2008
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2007
real good. not alot of fuss easy to prepare. the ancho and the butter mix put this baby over the top. works with beef steak as well as deer. be sure to use ancho chile powder you cant use to much of this stuff. if you like cilantro use extra its some tough stuff. a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2009
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2010
The whole family really enjoyed these steaks Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/23/2011
Used it on some beef filet's...not too impressed. Read More
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