Rating: 4.61 stars
110 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 82
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2

A spicy chili-flavored rub is used to add depth and complexity to grilled flank steak. Top with cool and creamy avocado salsa, roll up in a warm corn tortilla, and you have a wonderful summer meal. Serve with a leafy green salad and cilantro-lime rice to round out the menu.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
30 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the avocados, onion, tomato, garlic, and cilantro into a mixing bowl. Season with 1 teaspoon cumin, 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes, lime juice, and olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and stir gently until evenly combined; set aside.

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate. Combine the kosher salt, 2 tablespoons cumin, 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper, ground black pepper, coriander, chili powder, and cinnamon in a bowl; set aside.

  • Dry the flank steak with paper towels, and rub the spice mixture onto both sides. Cook on the preheated grill until the flank steak starts to firm, and is reddish-pink and juicy in the center, about 4 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 130 degrees F (54 degrees C). Remove the steak from the grill, cover with aluminum foil, and let rest 5 minutes before slicing against the grain. Arrange onto a platter, and top with salsa to serve.

Nutrition Facts

540 calories; protein 25.7g; carbohydrates 24.3g; fat 41g; cholesterol 37.4mg; sodium 1526.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (121)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2010
Holy guacamole Batman! This was a GREAT meal! I actually followed the recipe to a "T" no substitutions (which I almost NEVER do) and this was AWESOME! Got rave reviews from the finicky teenage boys-- apparently we will be eating this a lot more!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/07/2011
Was not a fan of the cinnamon but it was still pretty good. Will make this recipe again with either less cinnamon or none at all and see how that is. Read More
(5)
110 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 82
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2010
Holy guacamole Batman! This was a GREAT meal! I actually followed the recipe to a "T" no substitutions (which I almost NEVER do) and this was AWESOME! Got rave reviews from the finicky teenage boys-- apparently we will be eating this a lot more!! Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2010
GREAT recipe! I couldnt' find flank steak at my grocery store so I used Chuck Eye Round Steak. It worked out wonderfully. The salsa this recipe makes is soooo good! I was eating it by itself, then got the chips out to dip in it. It makes quite a bit - good thing. I served it with rice and salad but plan on making it for steak tacos next. Great recipe! Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2010
This was very good! I love flank steak and this was a pretty good rub. I did think that the cinnamon seemed to stand out the most once it was cooked. The avocado salsa was delicious and I will definitely make that again:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2010
I just got done eating this and it was absolutely amazing! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2010
We made this but turned it into steak tacos and topped them with the Avocado Salsa and some cheese. They were sooooooo Good! 5 Stars! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2010
All I can say is amazing.....Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2010
I made this for dinner tonight and it was SOO yummy! My boyfriend and I both love spicy so I upped the amount of red pepper flakes in both the rub and the salsa. We decided to make steak tacos out of this and thinly sliced the steaks and ate them on flour tortillas with the salsa on top and fresh baby greens. This is a recipe I will totally make again! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2010
Wow.... I have tried a lot of different ways to make steak and this is my favorite! I know my husband will love this! I did make one small change because I didn't have any chili powder so I used Cajun Seasoning instead. This turned out wonderfully and I will make this over and over again! Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
06/07/2011
Was not a fan of the cinnamon but it was still pretty good. Will make this recipe again with either less cinnamon or none at all and see how that is. Read More
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