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Cumin-Rubbed Steaks with Avocado Salsa Verde

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Boneless beef chuck steaks ('ranch' steaks) are rubbed with cumin, cooked on the stovetop, and served with an avocado and tomatillo salsa in this quick recipe."
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25 m servings 209 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Press cumin evenly onto beef steaks. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place steaks in skillet; cook 12 to 15 minutes for medium rare (145 degrees F) to medium (160 degrees F) doneness, turning occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, combine salsa, avocado and cilantro in small bowl.
  3. Carve steaks into slices; season with salt, as desired. Serve with salsa.


  • Cook's Tip: Two beef top loin (strip) steaks, cut 1 inch thick, may be substituted for shoulder center steaks. Cook 12 to 15 minutes, turning occasionally.
  • This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, selenium and zinc; and a good source of fiber and iron.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 209 calories; 13.1 g fat; 7.2 g carbohydrates; 17 g protein; 52 mg cholesterol; 332 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Great for Grilling! Saw that little sticker on the package of chuck steaks, and had to buy it. Two thick, nicely marbled steaks for less than eight dollars. Used the cumin rub for one, my favori...

I, too, was skeptical of this recipe because I love my steak seasoned a certain way and while I like cumin, I'm not a HUGE fan. Wow, this was delicious!!! I used top sirloin steaks and grilled ...

I was extremely skeptical that this would turn out good with just cumin, so I mixed in a little garlic and onion powder. Still, wow, was I wrong though! The cumin gave it such a great flavor. I ...

This was a wonderful recipe. The Avocado tastes wonderful with the cumin on the steak! Next time I make this I will try putting some cilantro on the steak when marinating them to give it another...