Photo: John Autry; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine
Hands-on Time:
27 Mins
Total Time:
32 Mins
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!

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat grill to high heat.

Step 2

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

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

lsoa136's Review

September 17, 2011
I have made this recipe 2 times now and it has been awesome each time; easy to make and delicious. I would not change a thing!

Bradsbabe's Review

June 26, 2011
I made this for dinner this week and used london broil and cooked it under the broiler. The tomato salsa was delicious and I'd use it for other recipes as well. I enjoyed the meat, but I felt the spice rub was a touch too smoky. Next time I'd cut down on the cinnamon and the cumin, but it's a repeat.

ESmith6's Review

April 27, 2013
The combination of the salsa and the steak was fantastic! I used a can of Rotel diced tomatoes instead of fresh but otherwise made as written. I will definitely make this again!

8stringfan's Review

September 09, 2012
Very tasty and easy.. I think 5/side is better, but that's just my preference. Fresh, tasty farmer's market tomatoes make this really shine.

sclayton25's Review

February 15, 2012
I made this for my fiance and I for Valentine's Day and it was amazing. I put the steak over a bed of arugula with the salsa on the side but we both agreed the arugula was extraneous. You just need steak and salsa to make this a great meal. I was also very pleased that this came together so fast. 10 minutes in the broiler and we were ready to eat!

QueeTheBean's Review

June 24, 2013
Husband liked this one. It was very easy and fast cooking. We did 5 min. per side.

amddoody's Review

January 16, 2013
Use less chipotle chili pepper powder next time.

carolfitz's Review

July 31, 2013
Really liked the cinnamon rub. Made with trimmed boneless ribeyes, otherwise to recipe. Served with grilled corn & salt-boiled new potatoes. Easy summer meal.

Inatay02's Review

January 14, 2012
Steak was very flavorful but with all the spices it made the house very spicy smelling, I'll have to remember to open a window when I try my next attempt! The salsa was yummy with the meat and with chips. I added a little green pepper to the salsa and it added a nice bold flavorful crunch.

VTbakerchick's Review

June 23, 2011
Made this last night on the new grill my husband got for Father's Day. Used cherry tomatoes and vidalia onion in the salsa. It was delicious!!! Very easy to make.