Makes: 4 servings
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
This juicy spice-crusted steak gets finished with a dynamite sauce made with an unusual ingredient–coffee, which adds depth and richness to the dish. Slice the steak very thinly across the grain to ensure the most tender results.
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
3/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper, plus more to taste
1 pound boneless top sirloin steak, trimmed of fat
3 cloves garlic, peeled, 1 halved and 2 minced
3 teaspoons canola oil, or extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 red bell peppers, thinly sliced
1 medium white onion, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 cup brewed coffee, or prepared instant coffee
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
4 cups watercress sprigs
Mix cumin, coriander, chili powder, salt and 3/4 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Rub steak with the cut garlic. Rub the spice mix all over the steak.
Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large heavy skillet, preferably cast iron, over medium-high heat. Add the steak and cook to desired doneness, 4 to 6 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest.
Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil to the skillet. Add bell peppers and onion; cook, stirring often, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add minced garlic and brown sugar; cook, stirring often, for 1 minute. Add coffee, vinegar and any accumulated meat juices; cook for 3 minutes to intensify flavor. Season with pepper.
To serve, mound 1 cup watercress on each plate. Top with the sautéed peppers and onion. Slice the steak thinly across the grain and arrange on the vegetables. Pour the sauce from the pan over the steak. Serve immediately.
Servings Per Recipe 4
Amount Per serving
% Daily values *
14% Total Fat 9g
10% Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
16% Cholesterol 49mg
18% Potassium 621mg
9% Sodium 221mg
4% Total Carbohydrate 12g
12% Dietary Fiber 3g
56% Protein 28g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Nutrients Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2400mg 2400mg
Total Carbohydrate Equals 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Equals 25g 30g
Recipe by EatingWell.com
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