Southwestern Steak Salads Recipe
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Southwestern Steak Salads Recipe

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Topped with a zippy dressing, this hearty salad eats like a meal and provides plenty of fresh veggies. —Tammy Griffin, Frankston, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound beef top sirloin steak (1 inch thick)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 packages (6 ounces each) fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 3/4 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/3 cup ranch salad dressing
  • 2 tablespoons picante sauce
  • 1 teaspoon taco seasoning

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 290 calories, 16g fat (4g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 555mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 27g protein.


  1. Sprinkle steak with salt and pepper. Grill steak, covered, over medium heat for 8-10 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°).
  2. Meanwhile, combine the spinach, red pepper, tomatoes and onion; divide among four serving plates. In a small bowl, combine the salad dressing, picante sauce and taco seasoning. Slice steak against the grain; arrange over salads. Drizzle with dressing. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Southwestern Steak Salads in Simple & Delicious June/July 2010, p21

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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hbaseley User ID: 3311639 68617
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2013

"I really wonder if there is a misprint - 3 oz of baby spinach per serving was a MOUNTAIN of spinach on the plate. Subsequently, there wasn't even close to enough dressing, so this salad really lacked flavor. If someone else tries it, I would cut the amount of spinach in half and recommend using Montreal steak seasoning rubbed on the steak to give it some flavor. The only thing I liked about this salad was the dressing."

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