Grilled Red Chili Steak Recipe
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Grilled Red Chili Steak Recipe

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This super-simple recipe turns regular steak into a mouthwatering entree. “I like it best with ground ancho chili powder and a little salsa on the side.—Mary Relyea, Canastota, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Grill: 10 min. + standing
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Grill: 10 min. + standing
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 pound beef top sirloin steak
  • Salsa

Nutritional Facts

3 ounces cooked beef (calculated without salsa) equals 160 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 269 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 fat.


  1. Combine the first seven ingredients; rub over steak.
  2. Grill steak, covered, over medium heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°). Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with salsa. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Red Chili Steak in Healthy Cooking June/July 2009, p14

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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Reviewed Jul. 27, 2009

"Evereyone loved this recipe."

Reviewed May. 25, 2009

"Really easy to prepare and really tasty! I will definately make again!"

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