Flank Steak with Tomatillo Salsa Verde

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Author Notes: This is a great dish for summertime grilling. The tomatillo salsa complements the steak perfectly. But beware, it has some kick to it, so if you're not a fan of heat, remove the seeds from the jalapeño before adding it in. MissNortho


Serves 4

Flank Steak

  • 16-24 oz flank steak
  • 1 yellow onion, quartered
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 2 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons corriander seed
  • 1 dash Tabasco (optional)
  1. To prepare the flank steak mix all of the ingredients except the steak together in a large bowl.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a plastic Ziploc bag and add the steak. Marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours and up to 12 hours. I recommend marinating the meat for the maximum time, if possible, to really let the flavors set in.
  3. Remove steak from the marinade and grill on medium/high heat for 4-6 minutes per side (for medium rare).
  4. Allow the meat to sit for 5-7 minutes after removing from the grill to allow the juices to settle.
  5. Slice against the grain and top with tomatillo salsa to serve.

Tomatillo Salsa Verde

  • 1 pound fresh tomatillos, husked, rinsed and quartered
  • 1 fresh jalapeño, chopped
  • 1/2 large white onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  1. Coarsely puree tomatillos, jalapeño, onion, garlic, water, salt and lime juice in a blender until relatively smooth (mixture will still be a little chunky).
  2. Transfer mixture to a small saucepot and simmer, stirring occasionally for about 15 minutes. This allows the moisture released from the tomatillos to cook down.
  3. Transfer mixture to a bowl and cool to room temperature or refrigerate to chill.
  4. Stir in cilantro, cumin and lime juice and salt to taste.

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