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Mexican Beef Salad with Grilled Vegetables

This fantastic salad combines marinated steak with fresh vegetables for a magnificent result. The beef is marinated in an orange juice, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce mixture, then grilled to succulent perfection. The salad also features grilled corn, bell pepper and mushrooms, as well as a tasty shallot dressing. The flavors are incredible together and although this salad is a bit more labor-intensive than other easy salad recipes, it is well worth making.

This is delicious enough to serve at a dinner party, and flavorful enough to tempt even the pickiest eater. Some diners never venture far beyond the safe realm of classic American dishes, but once they allow themselves to try this south of the border delight, they will be amazed at how it tastes and wonder what other edible treasures they have been missing out on.

Perhaps you have some leftover beef, in which case just use that instead of marinating your own flank steak. The shallot dressing will still bring out its flavor and it will combine nicely with the other ingredients in the dish. This recipe offers a hearty flavor and will satisfy your hunger perfectly. Serve it as a filling lunch or even for dinner as a complete meal, perhaps with some tortillas on the side.

Warm Steak and Shallot Salad
Summary: Salads can be as hearty as you wish, and there is no doubt this Mexican flavored beef salad will satisfy your appetite. It includes veggies and a shallot dressing.
Cuisine: Mexican
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 4
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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  • 1 lb flank steak
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 husked ears fresh sweet corn
  • 1 chopped ripe tomato
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 seeded, halved green bell pepper
  • ⅓ cup orange juice
  • 6 button mushrooms
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro leaves
For the Shallot Dressing:
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 minced large shallot
  1. Add the orange juice, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar to a Ziploc bag.
  2. Add the steak and squeeze out the air before sealing tightly.
  3. Marinate in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 4 hours, turning occasionally.
  4. If you do not have a Ziploc bag, then use a glass dish with a lid.
  5. An hour before serving, whisk the vinegar with the honey.
  6. Stir in the shallot, then cover and set this dressing aside.
  7. Preheat the grill to medium-high and oil the grate.
  8. Stir the oil with the salt and pepper.
  9. Add the corn, mushrooms and bell pepper and toss to coat.
  10. Grill the vegetables for a few minutes, turning occasionally, until tender.
  11. The corn will take about twice as long as the bell pepper and mushrooms.
  12. Transfer the veggies to a cutting board and wait until they are cool enough to handle.
  13. Use a sharp knife to cut the corn kernels from the cobs, and cut the bell pepper into 1 inch pieces.
  14. Cut the mushrooms into quarters.
  15. Toss the shallot mixture with the tomato, corn, mushrooms, bell pepper and cilantro.
  16. Remove the steak from the marinade and pat dry.
  17. Grill it for 5 minutes per side, turning once, or until done to your liking.
  18. Let it rest for 10 minutes, then cut it against the grain and toss with the salad.
  19. This is nice served while the meat is still warm.

Photo Description:

Mexican chefs know how to bring out the beauty of fresh produce. They use clever herb and spice combinations to offer a flavor boost without masking the taste of the meat or vegetables. This recipe shows you how to maximize the appeal of your veggies by grilling them, and how to make flavorful steak to go with the salad. The shallot dressing is really easy but its piquancy offsets the sweetness in the salad and results in a perfectly balanced dish. This is colorful, aromatic and really delicious. You will really love how this Mexican steak salad tastes.

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hello and welcome to Amazing Salad Recipes. My name is Christine and I'm delighted you are visiting. I started this blog because salad is such an important dish. It can be a side dish or a whole meal, and there are so many type I love to prepare and serve to my family, helping them get all their nutrients as well as having something they can really enjoy.

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