Steak

Chili Lime Steak

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?

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.

Chili Lime Steak

Chili Lime Steak

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2-2lbs flank steak
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced (approx. 2 tsp minced garlic)
  • Chili powder (to taste)

Instructions

  1. In a Ziploc bag (or a bowl) mix together all of the ingredients
  2. Marinate steak for 30+ minutes in the fridge, overnight is great!
  3. Preheat grill to a medium heat
  4. While grill is heating, remove steak from fridge and bring to room temperature (approx. 10 minutes out of fridge)
  5. Grill steak - 3-4 minutes per side
  6. Remove steak from grill and let rest 8-10 minutes before slicing and serving
http://www.kilroys-kitchen.com/chili-lime-steak/

If you’re looking for some other foods perfect for grilling, be sure to check out these 30-minute Greek Chicken packets, or this extra spicy Mango Habanero Chicken. Um, YUM!

Questions for you:

What are your favorite grilled dishes?

Do you have any plans for the long weekend?! Share them below!