My husband has now dubbed this rub his 4-2-1-1 rub! It has an official name now.
Grilled Peppered Steak
2 pounds filet steaks (about 6)
4 t black pepper
2 t salt
1 t garlic powder
1 t turbinado sugar
6 slices of thick cut bacon
Wrap each a slice of bacon around the sides of each steak and secure with a toothpick. Mix pepper, salt, garlic powder and sugar in a bowl. Rub the spice mixture generously on both exposed sides of the steak. Set the steaks out for about 30-45 minutes or until they warm to room temperature. Grill to your desired doneness.
Kamado style grill cooking instructions:
We have a kamado style smoker and convection grill. These aren’t extremely common. But if you do have one, this is how we cooked it. Set the dome temperature to 650 oF. Sear 5 minutes on each side (with the vents open). Then flip the steak one more time and cook 3 additional minutes (with the vents closed). Be careful when you open the grill after the vents have been closed! Wear hand protection and crack a little bit to release the steam before opening all of the way. The steam will burn you! Let the steaks sit out about 5 minutes before serving. These instructions will get you best filet you have ever eaten, cooked medium!