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Southwest Steak Recipe

Southwest Steak


  • 1/4 cup lime juice

  • 6 garlic cloves, minced

  • 4 teaspoons chili powder

  • 4 teaspoons canola oil

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1 teaspoon pepper

  • 2 beef flank steaks (1 pound each)


In a small bowl, mix the first seven ingredients; spread over both sides of steaks. Place in a large resealable plastic bag; refrigerate 6 hours or overnight, turning occasionally.

Grill steaks, covered, on a greased grill rack over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 6-9 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°).

Let steaks stand 5 minutes. Thinly slice across the grain.

Nutrition Facts

3 ounces cooked beef: 187 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 259mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat.

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