Southwestern Flank Steak with Fresh Fruit Salsa

Southwestern Flank Steak With Fresh Fruit Salsa Recipe

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There is an 8 hour chilling and marinating time, so you can make this ahead of time. That 8 hours is not included in the prep or cooking time. Once you do all the work ahead of time, the steak only needs to cook 4-6 minutes per side.


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20 Min
15 Min


  • 1 1/2 lb
    flank steak
  • 1/4 c
    fresh orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    chili sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp
    grated orange rind
  • 1/2 tsp
    grated lemon rind
  • 2 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground red pepper
  • 1 medium
    orange, thinly sliced
  • 1 c
    fresh pineapple diced
  • 1 c
    fresh papaya, chopped
  • 1
    kiwifruit, sliced
  • 1/2 c
    sweet red pepper, diced
  • 1/4 c
    green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp
    white wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    fresh cilantro, minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    sugar, plus 1 teaspoon!
  • 1/2 tsp
    crushed red pepper

How to Make Southwestern Flank Steak with Fresh Fruit Salsa


  1. For the steak:
  2. Place steak in a large shallow dish, and set aside.
  3. Combine the orange juice and the next 10 ingredients in a small bowl; stir well. Pour the marinade over the steak. Place the orange slices over the steak. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 8 hour, turning the steak occasionally.
  4. Remove the steak from the marinade, and discard the marinade. Grill the steak over hot coals for 4 to 6 minutes on each side or to the desired degree of doneness. Let rest 10 minutes.
  5. To serve, slice the steak diagonally across the grain into slim slices. Serve with the Fresh Fruit Salsa, garnish if desired with orange wedges and fresh cilantro sprigs.
  6. For the Fresh Fruit Salsa:
  7. Combine the pineapple, papaya, kiwifruit, sweet red pepper, green bell pepper, white wine vinegar, minced cilantro, sugar, and crushed red pepper in a bowl; toss gently. Cover and chill for 8 hours. Let stand at room temperature before serving.

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About Southwestern Flank Steak with Fresh Fruit Salsa

Course/Dish: Steaks and Chops
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Southwestern

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