Happy Friday & Happy Labor Day Weekend! It’s my first Labor Day weekend in YEARS that isn’t going to be spent closing up another summer season at the pool. I actually can’t remember the last Labor Day I had off (I think it was 2012?! and only because I was away at school) so this weekend is going to be quite the treat! Labor Day marks the “official” end to summer and it’s a perfect time to celebrate the season with family and friends on the water, at a rooftop bar, or grilling this Chili Lime Steak at home.
Can I just take a moment to express to you all how happy I am for this long weekend? This week was my first full week since August 7th-11th and I definitely felt it. The days felt long and traffic felt even worse. Driving home yesterday was awful; Matt and I spent nearly 2 hours in the car thanks to Cubs, Bears, and long-weekend traffic. GRRR.
I am so looking forward to taking some extended time this weekend to chill out and have some family time this weekend. Megan is home (again!) this weekend. YAY! I haven’t seen her yet but she’s coming over tomorrow! And I might spend the night at my parent’s house with her. Might. I need to figure out my ride situation since Matt and I drove to work. Anyway! This weekend is going to be especially great because she is leaving Clemson with me overnight on Saturday! I am so excited to have a little pupper in the apartment. I wishwishwish I could have my own dog but it’s just not practical right now 🙁 sad!
Should we get on to this Chili Lime Steak?
I am thinking absolutely YES.
This sweet, sweet baby of a Chili Lime Steak was made earlier this week because I had a hankerin’ for some red meat. I don’t crave red meat all that often, aside from maybe a burger, but when I do it’s like: gimme a steak. STAT! And this was one of those situations, for sure. Steak is great for so many reasons but I especially love its versatility. You see, I made this piece of meat for dinner on Monday with potatoes and some grilled asparagus. Sounds delicious, right? It was really tasty and I had to all but force Matt to leave enough for Tuesday leftovers. On Tuesday night, I shredded up the steak and tossed it in a skillet to warm up. And then what do you know, I had chili lime steak tacos for dinner! How great does that sound? It’s been a blessed week in the meal department (we had gnocchi on Wednesday ;)).
Now that I’ve talked (typed) your ears (eyes) off, let’s get on with the recipe. Honestly, can you even call this a recipe? I just threw a bunch of things that sound good together in a Ziploc bag and let it marinate for as long as I could stand it. I actually marinated the steak overnight because #FORESIGHT! Actually, I can thank Matt for that. I probably would’ve gotten home Monday and been like, “OKAY STEAK, TIME TO GET SAUCY!” So, yeah. It’s recipe time. I’ve gone on for far too long.
- 1 1/2-2lbs flank steak
- Juice from 1 lime
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced (approx. 2 tsp minced garlic)
- Chili powder (to taste)
- In a Ziploc bag (or a bowl) mix together all of the ingredients
- Marinate steak for 30+ minutes in the fridge, overnight is great!
- Preheat grill to a medium heat
- While grill is heating, remove steak from fridge and bring to room temperature (approx. 10 minutes out of fridge)
- Grill steak - 3-4 minutes per side
- Remove steak from grill and let rest 8-10 minutes before slicing and serving
Questions for you:
What are your favorite grilled dishes?
Do you have any plans for the long weekend?! Share them below!