Sirloin Steaks with Cilantro Chimichurri

Love grilled beef and southwestern food? Then you’ll savor this mouthwatering 25-minute entrée. The cilantro-jalapeño relish takes steaks over the top.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
cup loosely packed fresh cilantro
1
small onion, cut into quarters
2
cloves garlic, cut in half
1
jalapeño chile, cut in half, seeded
2
teaspoons lime juice
2
teaspoons oil
1 1/4
teaspoons salt
2
teaspoons ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon pepper
4
beef sirloin steaks, 1 inch thick (about 1 1/2 lb)
  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In food processor, place cilantro, onion, garlic, chile, lime juice, oil and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt. Cover; process until finely chopped. Blend in 2 to 3 teaspoons water to make sauce thinner, if desired. Transfer to small bowl; set aside until serving time.
  • 2 In small bowl, combine cumin, pepper and remaining 1 teaspoon salt; rub evenly over steaks. Place steaks on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 7 to 10 minutes for medium-rare (145°F), turning once halfway through cooking.
  • 3 Serve 2 tablespoons chimichurri over each steak.

Expert Tips

For freshest flavor, purchase whole cumin seed and grind in a mortar and pestle or spice grinder just before using.

Substitute a serrano chile for the jalapeño or add a pinch of ground red pepper (cayenne) if chiles are not available.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
120mg
120%;
Sodium
800mg
800%;
Total Carbohydrate
3g
3%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
48g
48%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 4 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.