Grilled Southwest Steak
Beef round steak takes a long soak in a southwestern-style marinade of fresh lime juice, jalapeño, shallot, garlic and cilantro and is then grilled to perfection.
1 pound beef round steak, cut 1-inch thick
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
3 jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped
3 shallots, chopped
2 tablespoons snipped cilantro
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
- Trim fat from steak. Place steak in a plastic bag and set the bag into a shallow dish.
- For marinade, in a small bowl stir together oil, lime juice, jalapeño peppers, shallots, cilantro, garlic, salt and pepper. Pour over steak; seal bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 6 hours or overnight, turning bag occasionally.
- Drain steak, reserving marinade.
- Grill steak on an uncovered grill directly over medium coals to desired doneness, turning once. Allow 14 to 16 minutes for medium rare or 18 to 20 minutes for medium. Brush occasionally with marinade up to the last 5 minutes of grilling.
Makes 4 servings.