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Southwest Sirloin Steak

Southwest Sirloin Steak

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This Southwest Sirloin Steak uses a blend of delicious spices to create a super flavorful dry rub for sirloin steak. It’s not only delicious but easy to make too!

Okay, so to be honest, I could probably just live on chicken. There are so many different things you can do with it, it’s always my go-to when I’m cooking. But sometimes I just need something completely different!

I’ve always struggled with steak — my boyfriend is an amazing cook and he’s pretty much a pro at steak, so until recently I never had a reason to try my hand at cooking it. This steak, though… my grill pan is finally perfectly seasoned, so it added an almost buttery flavor to the steak.

The cook was perfect, as I finally found the best way to cook a steak (in my opinion), and the dry rub was flavorful yet not at all overwhelming to the meat. As usual, I took this for meal prep and felt like a queen every day on my lunch break!

What is Southwest Seasoning

Southwest seasoning usually has a smoky and spicy flavor, and contain a blend of cumin, onions, garlic, and some spiciness.

Technically you can purchase store bought Southwest seasoning and be done with it. However, I recommend adding additional spices and ingredients to dress it up!

For example, for this recipe we will add additional cumin powder, garlic powder, chili powder, dark roast coffee and more to add additional flavor!

Sirloin Steak

Sirloin steak is cut from the rear back portion of the animal. It is lean, juicy, and moderately tender, and usually pretty affordable. Since it contains very little fat, it is a great piece of steak for anyone trying to eat a low fat diet.

For this recipe, we are using sirloin, but you can use flank or strip steak also.

Ingredients

  • Two 1/2 lb. steaks
  • 1/2 teaspoon Arizona Dreaming by Penseys Spices (or your favorite salt-Free Southwestern spice mix)
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dark roast coffee
  • Heaping 1/4 teaspoon organic brown sugar (Optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Cooking oil/fat of choice

Directions

Remove steak from any refrigeration and place on counter to come to room temperature. While it’s coming to temperature, mix all of the spices in a small bowl and stir to combine.

Southwestern Spiced Sirloin Steak (Paleo, Gluten Free)

Add dry rub spices to your steaks — use one quarter of the rub for each side of the steak. Press the rub into the steak to make sure that it adheres.

Southwestern Spiced Sirloin Steak (Paleo, Gluten Free)

Heat a seasoned cast iron grill pan over high heat. Add 1-2 teaspoons of your cooking oil/fat of choice. Cook 3-4 minutes on each side over high heat to create a char on the outside of the meat, then reduce heat to medium and cook 3-4 minutes on each side again to bring internal temperature up. I like my steak medium-to-medium-well, so if you like yours cooked differently, adjust the time accordingly. Allow steak to rest for at least 10 minutes.

Southwestern Spiced Sirloin Steak (Paleo, Gluten Free)

Slice steak into thin strips and serve with your side of choice — I steamed some broccoli and seasoned with salt, pepper and crushed red pepper.

Southwestern Spiced Sirloin Steak (Paleo, Gluten Free)


Looking for more Southwestern flavors? I recommend you check out our Southwest Chicken recipe!

Southwestern Sirloin Steak

Southwestern Sirloin Steak

Ingredients

  • Two 1/2 lb. steaks
  • 1/2 teaspoon Arizona Dreaming by Penseys Spices (or your favorite salt-Free Southwestern spice mix)
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dark roast coffee
  • Heaping 1/4 teaspoon organic brown sugar (Optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Cooking oil/fat of choice

Instructions

    1. Remove steak from any refrigeration and place on counter to come to room temperature. While it’s coming to temperature, mix all of the spices in a small bowl and stir to combine.
    2. Add dry rub spices to your steaks — use one quarter of the rub for each side of the steak. Press the rub into the steak to make sure that it adheres.
    3. Heat a seasoned cast iron grill pan over high heat. Add 1-2 teaspoons of your cooking oil/fat of choice.
    4. Cook 3-4 minutes on each side over high heat to create a char on the outside of the meat, then reduce heat to medium and cook 3-4 minutes on each side again to bring internal temperature up. I like my steak medium-to-medium-well, so if you like yours cooked differently, adjust the time accordingly. Allow steak to rest for at least 10 minutes.
    5. Slice steak into thin strips and serve with your side of choice — I steamed some broccoli and seasoned with salt, pepper and crushed red pepper.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 829Total Fat: 56gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 275mgSodium: 419mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 75g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information.

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