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Spice-Rubbed Flank Steak with Fresh Salsa

Photo: John Autry; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine
Hands-on time 27 mins
Total time 32 mins
Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces steak and 1/3 cup salsa)
This flank steak is brushed with tons of spices. There's cumin, paprika, chipotle chile powder, and even some cinnamon!

Ingredients

  • Salsa:
  • 2 cups chopped seeded tomato
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • Steak:
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 (1 1/2-pound) flank steak, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 253
  • fat 14.4 g
  • satfat 4.2 g
  • monofat 8.1 g
  • polyfat 1 g
  • protein 25 g
  • carbohydrate 5.6 g
  • fiber 1.7 g
  • cholesterol 65 mg
  • iron 3.2 mg
  • sodium 415 mg
  • calcium 30 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat grill to high heat.

  2. To prepare salsa, combine first 7 ingredients in a bowl.

  3. To prepare steak, combine garlic powder and the next 6 ingredients (through cinnamon). Brush both sides of steak with olive oil, and sprinkle with spice mixture. Place the steak on grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Let stand for 5 minutes. Cut the steak diagonally across grain into thin slices. Serve with salsa.