It’s recommended that you use a good quality dutch processed cocoa – it will be darker in colour and richer in flavour.
Although you can buy coriander powder, I recommend you buy whole seeds and crush them in a mortar and pestle. They’ll give a chunkier texture and fresher taste.
1 x inside AngusPure skirt steak (approx. 0.5kg) - SHOP NOW
4 tsp salt, divided
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp chipotle powder
1 tsp guajillo chilli powder
1/2 tsp ancho chilli powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp clove powder
2 tsp crushed coriander seed
2 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp pepper
Prepare your grill for a high heat cook, and remove steak from fridge.
For best results, pat steak dry, and sprinkle with half the salt (2 tsp) on both sides. Allow to sit for an hour. If you don't have time to wait, salt immediately before applying the rub.
In a bowl, combine chilli powders, remaining salt, pepper, garlic, cocoa, clove, coriander, and brown sugar. This dry mix will keep for a month in an airtight container.
Drizzle olive oil on both sides of the steak, and apply mole rub liberally, pressing and rubbing to ensure a good adhesion - the more the better.
Place steak on the very hot grill, flipping every 60-90 seconds to avoid burning the sugar. Cook to an internal temperature of 55-57C (130-135F) for medium rare. Once the steak hits temp, remove from heat and wrap in foil to rest.
Rest the steak for 10 minutes then cut against the grain into strips to serve.
Recipe by Jess Pryles
Jess Pryles is the AngusPure ambassador and a full fledged Hardcore Carnivore. She’s a cook, writer, and TV personality specialising in red meat, with penchant for grilling and bourbon. She's also a respected authority on Texas & competition style barbecue. Born in Australia, she now resides in Austin, Texas.