Cumin Lime Steak Tips


Dear world;

You know I love steak tips. Well, here is another steak tip recipe. Go with it.



Anyway. I started reading this really amazing grilling cookbook that M got for Christmas. I love that the subtitle is “400 ways for grilling anything.” They mean that: there are recipes for some crazy meats in there…

Not only does this book have recipes, but it teaches you the importance of brining and marinating¬†in a way that’s kind of sciency, which I like.

So, I learned that a marinade should have salt or sugar in it to tenderize the meat. I also learned that if you marinate for too long, the tenderizing process reverses…or something.

I’ve been wanting to marinate or brine things since I read this book, so the other day I defrosted some steak and put together a little marinade.

This recipe is loosely based on one I found in the book.

Cumin Lime Steak Tips


2 lbs steak tips

1 Tbsp cumin

1 Tbsp coriander

juice and pulp of one lime

3/4 cup water

1 Tbsp sea salt

1 Tbsp maple syrup

black pepper

Combine all of the ingredients in a plastic ziploc bag (or a glass container) and allow the meat to marinate in the fridge for 2 to 12 hours.

Remove the steak from the marinade one hour before cooking so that it can come to room temperature. Once it’s had some time to sit, grill it on up and enjoy.

Cumin Lime Steak Tips
Author: Allison Nichols
  • 2 lbs steak
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp coriander
  • juice and pulp of one lime
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • black pepper
  1. Combine all of your ingredients in a non-metal bowl.
  2. Marinate the steak for two to 24 hours
  3. Grill to your heart’s content!

This. was. awesome. The meat was so tender and flavorful! I don’t think I’ve ever had steak tips this tender…and I eat a lot of steak.

My favorite thing about this recipe was that it only dirtied one dish. I hate doing dishes.

Yet another seriously easy, seriously delicious and satisfying recipe.

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2 Responses to Cumin Lime Steak Tips

  1. Ken Smith March 16, 2012 at 3:40 PM #

    I’m glad I came across your recipe for Cumin Lime Steak Tips. I’m always interested in trying something new. It looks easy and delicious. To make a healthy spin on it, I’m going to use grass fed beef. I order it online from La Cense Beef all the time. Have you ever tried doing that? I also have their site bookmarked for other steak recipes. You should check them out. Maybe you could use one for your next blog.

    • Allison March 17, 2012 at 3:07 PM #

      Hi Ken! I’ve never ordered beef online, but I’ll check out that site. Grass fed is the way to go! thanks for stopping by!

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