BBQ steak with avocado salsa

    40 min

    A super-delicious barbecue beef recipe. Sirloin steak is rubbed with a spicy rub, barbecued to perfection and then served with an avocado-tomato salsa. It's perfect for the warm summer months. Serve with a salad, if desired.

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    Makes: 4 

    • 3 avocados, peeled, pitted and diced
    • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
    • 2 plum tomatoes, diced
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 1 bunch fresh coriander, chopped
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 2 teaspoons crushed chillies
    • 3 tablespoons lime juice
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • salt and black pepper to taste
    • 1 tablespoon sea salt
    • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon crushed chillies
    • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
    • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
    • 1 tablespoon chilli powder
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 (675g) beef sirloin steak

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Place the avocados, onion, tomato, garlic and coriander into a mixing bowl. Season with 1 teaspoon cumin, 2 teaspoons crushed chillies, lime juice and olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper and stir gently until evenly combined; set aside.
    2. Preheat an outdoor barbecue for medium-high heat and lightly oil the cooking grate. Combine the sea salt, 2 tablespoons cumin, 1 teaspoon crushed chillies, coriander, chilli powder and cinnamon in a bowl; set aside.
    3. Dry the steak with kitchen towels and rub the spice mixture onto both sides. Cook on the preheated barbecue until the steak starts to firm and is reddish-pink and juicy in the centre, about 4 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the centre should read 54 degrees C. Remove the steak from the barbecue, cover with foil and let rest 5 minutes before slicing against the grain. Arrange onto a serving plate and top with salsa to serve.

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    Holy guacamole Batman! This was a GREAT meal! I actually followed the recipe to a "T" no substitutions (which I almost NEVER do) and this was AWESOME! Got rave reviews from the finicky teenage boys-- apparently we will be eating this a lot more!!  -  13 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    GREAT recipe! I couldnt' find flank steak at my grocery store so I used Chuck Eye Round Steak. It worked out wonderfully. The salsa this recipe makes is soooo good! I was eating it by itself, then got the chips out to dip in it. It makes quite a bit - good thing. I served it with rice and salad but plan on making it for steak tacos next. Great recipe!  -  24 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was very good! I love flank steak and this was a pretty good rub. I did think that the cinnamon seemed to stand out the most once it was cooked. The avocado salsa was delicious and I will definitely make that again  -  18 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)