Skewered Southwest Steak

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6


  • 1 beef flank steak (approx. 1-1/2 pounds)
  • salt
  • Lime slices (optional)
  • Fresh cilantro sprigs (optional)
  • Marinade:3 large cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, lightly packed
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon jalapeno sauce or 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ground cumin


  • Soak twelve 10 or 12-inch wooden skewers in enough water to cover 10 minutes; drain.
  • Place garlic in blender container. Cover; process, pulsing on and off, until garlic is finely chopped. Add remaining marinade ingredients; process until mixture is blended.
  • Trim fat from beef steak. Cut steak diagonally across the grain into 1/4-inch thick strips. In medium bowl, combine beef and marinade; toss to coat. Marinate 10 minutes.
  • Thread an equal amount of beef, weaving back and forth, onto each skewer. Place beef on grid over medium ash-covered coals; grill, uncovered, 4 to 6 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, turning once. Season with salt, as desired. Garnish with lime and cilantro sprigs, if desired.
Recipe courtesy of the National Cattleman’s Beef Association

Cook's Tips: To check the temperature of the coals, cautiously hold your hand, palm side down, at cooking height (just above the grid). Count the number of seconds you can hold your hand in that position before the heat is uncomfortable and you have to pull it away: 4 seconds for medium coals.

Cook's Tips: Broil Tip: To broil, place skewers on rack in broiler pan so surface of beef is 3 to 4 inches from heat. Broil 6 to 7 minutes, turning once.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 260
  Calories from Fat 153 (59%)
(26%)Total Fat 17g
(29%)Saturated Fat 6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
(20%)Cholesterol 59mg
(17%)Sodium 399mg
(13%)Potassium 467mg
Total Carbohydrate 3g
(1%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(47%)Protein 23g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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