cilantro-lime marinated eye round steak recipe

cilantro-lime marinated eye round steak

prep time: 10 minutes
cook time: 10 minutes
ready in: 20 minutes

makes: 4 servings, 4 oz. each


  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 serrano chili
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 lb. eye round steaks

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  1. In a food processor or blender, combine the cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, garlic, green onions, chili and cumin and blend until smooth.
  2. Place steaks in a sealable plastic bag, pour marinade over the steaks and seal. Place in refrigerator and let marinate for at least 3-4 hours, turning bag over once.
  3. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before grilling. If desired, reserve any marinade left in the plastic bag. Bring marinade to a boil for at least 1 minute.
  4. Grill steaks 2–3 minutes on each side or until internal temperature reaches 145°F for medium rare. Remove from grill and allow steaks to rest for 5-7 minutes before slicing.
  5. Drizzle cooked marinade over steaks or serve as a dipping sauce. Serve with grilled potatoes and vegetables.

Per Serving: 280 calories, 19g fat, 6g saturated fat, 70mg cholesterol, 60mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate, 0g fiber, 1g sugars, 22g protein