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Tex-Mex Steak and Peppers with Guacamole
pico de gallo

Active: 30 min Total: 40 min
We use a quick spice mix to give this steak and pepper dish loads of flavor. Cook it on the stove or grill and serve with guacamole and fresh pico de gallo!


Tex-Mex Steak and Peppers with Guacamole:
  • Coriander, ground - 1 tsp
  • Paprika - 1 tsp
  • Cumin, ground - 1/2 tsp
  • Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Onions - 2 , sliced
  • Bell peppers, any type - 2 , sliced
  • Steak, flank or skirt - 1 lb
  • Cooking oil - 1 Tbsp
Pico de Gallo:
  • Tomatoes, roma - 6 , chopped
  • Shallots - 1 , chopped
  • Jalapenos - 1 , chopped
  • Cilantro, fresh - 1/4 bunch , chopped
  • Limes - 1/2
  • Cilantro, fresh - 1/4 bunch , chopped
  • Garlic - 1 clove , chopped
  • Avocados - 2
  • Limes - 1/2


  1. Spice mix - Mix together coriander, paprika, cumin, chili powder, and salt.
  2. Onions / Peppers - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Steak - Season generously with salt and pepper. Tenderize with a fork. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead) Take steak out of fridge 30 minutes before cooking.
  4. Tomatoes / Shallots / Jalapenos / Cilantro (for pico & guac) / Garlic / Prep as directed. Remember to divide cilantro to use in both toppings. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
  5. Make pico de gallo - Combine tomatoes, shallots, jalapenos and cilantro together in a bowl. Squeeze in lime juice. Season with salt. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
  6. Make guacamole - Mash avocados. Combine with garlic, cilantro and a squeeze of lime. Season with salt.

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  1. If making steak on grill: Preheat grill to 500F / 260C degrees. Clean grates and brush with some oil. Place steak over direct heat. Sear steak for ~4 minutes on each side with the cover closed. Move steak to indirect heat and cook until it reaches desired level of doneness. Medium-rare: 130F / 54C degrees (~3 minutes); Medium: 140F / 60C degrees (~6 minutes); Well-done: 160F / 71C degrees (~10 minutes).
  2. If making steak on stovetop / oven: Heat grill pan over medium-high heat. Brush with cooking oil. Place steak onto hot grill pan. Sear steak for ~4 minutes on each side. Transfer steak to sheet pan; finish cooking in the oven at 425F / 218C degrees. This should be ~4 minutes for medium-rare; ~7 minutes for medium; and 10 minutes for well-done.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil and when hot, saute onions and peppers until tender and beginning to char in spots, ~5 minutes. Add spice mix and stir until coated. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. After steak rests for 5 to 10 minutes, slice it against the grain. Serve steak with peppers and onions on the top, pico de gallo and guacamole on the side!



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