South American-Style Steak

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Total Time
4hrs 10mins
Prep 4 hrs
Cook 10 mins

For an authentic South Central American meal, serve this citrus-marinated steak with white rice, pinto beans tossed butter, and a marinated cabbage salad.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place steaks in shallow baking dish.
  2. Pour orange, lemon and lime juices over steaks.
  3. Add garlic and turn steaks to coat.
  4. Marinate steaks, covered, for 4 hours or overnight in refrigerator.
  5. Heat oil in a heavy skillet (I use cast iron) over high heat until almost smoking.
  6. Season with salt& pepper, and cayenne.
  7. Fry steaks until brown on both sides, turning once, about 4 minutes.
  8. Transfer to plates and serve.
  9. You can grill if you prefer.
Most Helpful

5 5

I usually marinade everything pretty much the same way, so hubby was happy to have a change of taste!! It didn't taste as much like citrus as I thought it would, but that turned out to be good. Next time I will try grilling it, there is nothing better than steak on a grill, and I bet that this marinade would taste good when basted on during grilling. I also enjoyed have the cayenne pepper mingled in with the citrus taste, it gave it a pleasant bite to it. Will definitely use this marinade again, next time will try it with chicken or pork, I bet that will taste just as good as the steak. Thanks for the new marinade!! Oh, I also put some onions in with the steak while it was cooking and found them to be very tasty with the steak!!

3 5

This wasn't as flavorful as I thought it would be. Really didn't taste the citrus.