Southwest Steak & Potatoes Recipe
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Southwest Steak & Potatoes Recipe

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Bold seasonings give meat and potatoes a Southwest twist. Feel free to adjust the heat factor by using more or less chili powder. —Kenny Fisher, Lancaster, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 medium Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 beef top round steak (1 inch thick and about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 360 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 96 mg cholesterol, 681 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 41 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 2 starch


  1. Pierce potatoes; place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high 4-5 minutes or until almost tender, turning once. Cool slightly.
  2. Meanwhile, mix vinegar and Worcestershire sauce; brush over steak. Mix brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and cayenne until blended; sprinkle over both sides of steak.
  3. Cut potatoes into 1/2-in. slices. Sprinkle with pepper and remaining salt. Grill potatoes and steak, covered, over medium heat 12-17 minutes or until potatoes are tender and a thermometer inserted in beef reads 145° for medium-rare, turning occasionally.
  4. Cut steak into thin slices. Serve with potatoes. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Southwest Steak & Potatoes in Taste of Home June/July 2014

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 Mar. 19, 2015

"Family loves it and the kids request it!"

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2014

"Enjoyed the flavors in this - a nice twist to grilled steak. Yukon gold potatoes hold up well but need to be microwaved enough to cook fast when placed on the grill."

Reviewed Jun. 10, 2014

"This was very good. I had large potatoes and they should have been microwaved a bit longer as it took longer on the grill to get them done. I will make again"

Reviewed Jun. 10, 2014

"My husband loved this recipe and said he would definitely like to have it again. He's usually straight meat and potato-type; no fancy stuff, but this one really impressed!"

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