Photo: Alex Farnum; Styling: Kevin Crafts
Total Time
30 Mins
Yield
Serves 4

This seasoning rub is an easy homemade version of achiote paste, a rusty-red Mexican seasoning blend based on annatto seed (also called achiote). It's especially popular in the Yucatán.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a grill to high (450° to 550°). Mix annatto, oregano, paprika, garlic, and 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper. Rub 1 1/2 tbsp. oil and 2 tbsp. lime juice over steak and sprinkle both sides with spice mixture.

Step 2

Grill steak, turning once halfway through, 4 minutes total for medium. Let rest 10 minutes. Warm tortillas on the grill, about 45 seconds each, and wrap in foil to keep warm.

Step 3

Combine jicama, apple, cilantro, and remaining 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper, 1 1/2 tbsp. oil, and 1/4 cup lime juice in a bowl. Slice steak crosswise. Serve slaw and steak with tortillas.

Step 4

*Find at well-stocked grocery stores; annatto is also at Latino markets.

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