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Margarita Beef with Orange Salsa

Margarita Beef with Orange SalsaA lean cut, beef round steak takes a nice long, flavorful soak in a marinade of garlic, spices, undiluted orange juice concentrate, lime juice and tequila, then grilled to perfection and served in thin slices with a refreshing orange salsa.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 beef top round steak, cut 1-inch thick (about 1 3/4 pounds)

2/3 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, defrosted and undiluted
1/2 cup tequila
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons each chopped fresh ginger and olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper

Orange Salsa:
2 diced peeled oranges
1 small chopped red onion
1 minced seeded jalapeño pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 to 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine marinade ingredients in medium bowl. Place beef steak and marinade in food-safe plastic bag; turn to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 6 hours or as long as overnight, turning occasionally.
  2. Remove steak; discard marinade. Place steak on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, uncovered, 16 to 18 minutes for medium rare doneness, turning occasionally. Carve into thin slices. Serve with orange salsa.
  3. For Orange Salsa: Combine all ingredients in a non-metallic bowl. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.

Makes 6 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of the Beef Industry Council.