Latin-American Grilled Steak
En Español (Spanish Version)

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size½ of recipeCalories345Total Fat25 gSaturated Fat10 gSodium358 mgTotal Carbohydrate9 gDietary Fiber1 gProtein21 g
Servings and Times
Servings2Marinating time30 minutes or overnight
Ingredients and Preparation
IngredientsMeasuresLemon juice½ cupYellow onion, finely diced (reserve other half for enchiladas)½Garlic clove, minced1Cumin1 teaspoonBlack pepper1 teaspoonRib-eye steak, cut into 2 pieces½ poundSalt¼ teaspoon
  • Directions
  • Combine lemon juice, onion, garlic, cumin, black pepper, and steak in a large plastic zippered bag, and shake to coat steaks. Let marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes (or overnight, and take out of refrigerator 30 minutes before grilling).
  • Preheat outdoor grill (or use an indoor grill or stovetop grill pan). Remove the steaks from the marinade and sprinkle with salt. Sear steaks over high heat for 1 minute on each side. Then reduce heat to medium to medium-high, and grill about 4-6 minutes per side, depending on thickness of steak and desired degree of doneness.



  • Exchanges
    4 medium-fat meats; 1.5 vegetables

    Side Suggestions: Tomato and Avocado Salsa
    Toss 1 diced avocado and 1 large seeded and diced tomato in a medium mixing bowl with 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro, ½ teaspoon olive oil, ¼ teaspoon salt, and freshly ground pepper to taste. Serve over steaks. Nutrition Info (for ¼ of recipe): 96 calories; 6 g carbohydrate; 1.5 g protein; 8 g fat (1 g sat); 3 g fiber; 156 mg sodium. Exchanges: 2 monounsaturated fats; ½ vegetable.

    Side Suggestions: Baked Potatoes




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