Chili Rubbed Steak with Radish Salsa

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Chili Rubbed Steak with Radish Salsa

You won’t believe how good this is! Heating up the spices beforehand brings out the full fragrant sweet flavor of these super powered spices and the accompanying radish salsa is a refreshing change.

Radishes are full of nutrition, including vitamin C, folate, potassium, and trace minerals. Eating radishes can lower blood sugar, blood pressure, ease digestion, support healthy liver function, and help to prevent cancer. Radishes are a delicious, spicy, peppery snack too!

Use grass fed beef for all the great benefits of the healthy meat. Grass fed meat contains healthy fats including omega 3 fats that lower inflammation and protect your heart, and CLA which helps to burn fat.  The best cut of meat for this recipe is flank steak. Be sure not to overcook the steak. When it is done, thinly slice it on the diagonal for the most tender bites.

Steak Ingredients
2 lbs grass fed flank or skirt steak
2 tsp cumin powder
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp sugar
¼ cup olive oil
Juice of one freshly squeezed lime

Directions for Steak
In a skillet, add cumin, chili, cinnamon, garlic over medium heat for 20-30 seconds, stirring until spices become very fragrant. Remove from heat immediately—spices burn easily!

In a shallow glass bowl, combine spices with extra virgin olive oil, lime juice and sugar. Add meat, turn to coat both sides, cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

Heat grill to medium high heat and grill meat for 10-15 minutes per side, depending on thickness. Meat should be brown outside, but pink and juicy inside. Remove from heat and let sit for a few minutes, then slice thinly on diagonal and serve with a generous serving of radish salsa. Serves 4.

Salsa Ingredients
8-10 medium sized radishes, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
½ small red onion, minced
A handful of cilantro, chopped
2-3 Roma tomatoes, chopped
Juice of one lime
Hot pepper flakes
Sea salt

Directions for Salsa
Chop radishes and tomatoes into small pieces, mince cilantro, red onion and garlic, and mix together. Add lime juice and seasonings. Serve with steak.


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