Southwestern Tri-Tip Steak

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  • 27 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
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Loaded with cilantro and lime, this tri-tip steak is marinated in beer, wine and spices. Choose a dark beer for a richer flavor and add more pepper flakes to heat it up.

What You'll Need

  • 2 pounds/900 g tri-tip steak
  • 1 cup/120 mL red wine
  • 1 can of beer
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • juice from 6 to 8 limes
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL fresh cilantro,chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon/7.5 mL sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL ground cumin

How to Make It

Combine all ingredients except the tri-tip steaks and stir. Place steaks in a large baking dish or a resealable bag. Pour marinade over steaks. Let sit for several hours (up to 6). Preheat grill. Place steaks on grill over a medium high heat. Grill for 10-12 minutes or until they reach desired doneness. Let steaks rest for about 5 minutes before you serve them.

If you want to add some extra heat to the marinade chop up a seeded jalapeño pepper and toss it in.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 662
Total Fat 26 g
Saturated Fat 10 g
Unsaturated Fat 11 g
Cholesterol 202 mg
Sodium 1,084 mg
Carbohydrates 24 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Protein 67 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)