Lime and Beer Marinated Flank Steak

I love Spring.  I mean who doesn’t?  It’s great to get over the ho-hum winter we’ve had.  Especially up here in the North East.  I really miss Washington State.  The winters were mild and around now, I would get to see all the trees with their blossoms and enjoy My Mountain and a little bit of sunshine.  But I guess it’s all part of the lifestyle, moving on.  And I’m sure there are things I will grow to like about living here.  Or not.  But at least the weather is getting nicer here.

To me nothing screams good weather like some tequila – lime flavored steak on the BBQ grill.  So what I set out to make was exactly that, when I realized I didn’t have any more tequila!  Gasp!  What’s a girl to do with no tequila?  I used beer instead.  And I had KB grill it for me.  And it was pretty good.  I made this to go along with my sour cream rice bake and KB and I devoured it!

Start by making a spice rub mixture – chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, crushed red pepper, cayenne pepper, oregano and salt.

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Rub it all over both sides of your steak.

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Add some lime zest.

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Place in ziplock bag.  Add the juice of 2 limes and 1 bottle of beer (I used Corona).

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Marinade for at least 2-3 hours, but can be done overnight.  Place on hot BBQ grill and sear both sides.  Cook until the desired amount of done-ness.

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Slice and enjoy!

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Recipe:

1 – 2 lb flank steak
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (you can use more if you like spicy – but I was cooking for the kids too)
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 limes, zest and juice
1 bottle beer

Mix all ingredients except the limes and beer in a small bowl.  Rub on both sides of steak.  Zest the limes onto the steak as well.  Place steak in a ziplock bag, add bottle of beer and juice of 2 limes.  Let marinade for 2-3 hours or overnight.  Grill and enjoy!

Caroline