Blackened Sirloin with Southwestern Butter

"Blackened" meats and fish, a Cajun tradition, became popular a few years back. The technique entails generously coating meat or fish with an intense mixture of herbs and spices, then cooking it in a hot frying pan or on a grill to quickly char the outside while the inside remains moist and juicy.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

SOUTHWESTERN BUTTER

6
tablespoons butter, slightly softened
1/4
teaspoon cumin
1/4
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/4
teaspoon chili powder
1/8
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/8
teaspoon pepper
Dash ground red pepper (cayenne)

STEAK

1
lb. boneless beef sirloin steak (1 to 1 1/2 inches thick)
1
tablespoon butter, melted
2
teaspoons blackened steak seasoning

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 GRILL DIRECTIONS: In small bowl, combine all butter ingredients; blend well. Place butter on piece of plastic wrap; shape into 4-inch log. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, use 1 tablespoon melted butter, brush both sides of steak; rub each side of steak with 1 teaspoon blackened steak seasoning. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • 3 Heat grill. When ready to grill, place steak on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 8 to 20 minutes or until of desired doneness, turning once.
  • 4 If necessary, let butter stand at room temperature for about 15 minutes to soften. To serve, cut steak into 4 serving pieces; place on individual serving plates. Cut butter into 4 slices; place on center of hot steaks. Serve immediately.
  • 1 GRILL DIRECTIONS: In small bowl, combine all butter ingredients; blend well. Place butter on piece of plastic wrap; shape into 4-inch log. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, use 1 tablespoon melted butter, brush both sides of steak; rub each side of steak with 1 teaspoon blackened steak seasoning. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • 3 Heat grill. When ready to grill, place steak on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 8 to 20 minutes or until of desired doneness, turning once.
  • 4 If necessary, let butter stand at room temperature for about 15 minutes to soften. To serve, cut steak into 4 serving pieces; place on individual serving plates. Cut butter into 4 slices; place on center of hot steaks. Serve immediately.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

To broil steak, place on broiler pan; broil 4 to 6 inches from heat using times above as a guide.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories
310
(
Calories from Fat
230),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
25%
(Saturated Fat
14g,
14%
),
Cholesterol
115mg
115%;
Sodium
410mg
410%;
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
21g
21%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
3 Lean Meat; 3 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.