Total Time
35mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 10 mins

Cumin seasoned steak and bananas on the grill along with rice and black beans. Grill times are for a compression type indoor grill - like a George Foreman.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 rib eye steaks, boneless 1-inch thick
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 12 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 18 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange peel, finely shredded
  • 1 teaspoon butter, melted
  • 2 large firm bananas, peeled and cut in half lengthwise and crosswise (or 2 plantain bananas, fully ripe)
  • 23 cup long grain rice, uncooked
  • 12 cup black beans, cooked (or canned, rinsed and drained)
  • 2 tablespoons sweet red peppers, finely chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat indoor electric grill.
  2. Trim fat from steaks. Combine garlic, cumin, coriander, salt, and ground red pepper. Reserve 1/4 tsp spice mixture for rice.
  3. Brush both sides of steaks with 1 tbsp of lime juice. Sprinkle spice mixture evenly over steaks; rub in with fingers.
  4. Combine the remaining 1 tbsp lime juice , orange peel and melted margarine. Brush on both sides of bananas and set aside.
  5. Cook rice according to package directions in lightly salted water along with add reserved spice mixture. Stir in beans and red sweet pepper to cooked rice; heat through.
  6. Place steaks on grill and close lid. Cook 4-6 minutes for medium-rare, 6-8 minutes for medium. When done remove steaks from grill, cover and keep warm.
  7. Add bananas to the grill and close lid. Grill until heated through, about 4 minutes.
  8. Note: if using plaintain bananas- when fully ripe they are still firm but the skin has turned mostly black. If not using fully ripe plantains- cook a little longer than instructed.
Most Helpful

This is a very nice simple dinner with an island twist that I love. I made it exactly as written, and it was lovely, though in the future, I think I will make it a little spicier with an extra dash or two of cayenne. We love spicy. The plantains/bananas are perfect.

EmmyDuckie May 11, 2008

I am catching up on my reviews today. I can't remember when I first made this...a while back. DH hates it when I add anything to steak but he liked this seasoning. I was shocked! I used my own rice and beans recipe so I can't judge on that...the plantains are really nice on the grill...just love this and make it often, in fact, I'm making it tonight. I like to add a salad of lettuce, avocado, bacon and arugula with EVOO and white vinegar to round out the meal. Thanks for posting this keeper.

Ilysse November 28, 2006