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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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