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Marinated Tequila and Lime Steak

This is a great recipe for a casual friday night dinner with a few extra people and a few extra shots of tequila for all. Serve with mini corn or flour tortillas.

Yield: 1 and 1/4 cups (approximately 300 ml) of marinade, serves approximately 2 people


  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) onion powder
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) garlic powder
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) Spanish smoked paprika (pimenton)
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) ground cumin
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) salt
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) ground white pepper
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) lime juice
  • 4 oz (120 ml) tequila
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) olive oil
  • 1.5 pound top round steak (rump steak)
1. Combine all the ingredients for the marinade in a bowl and whisk well.
2. Place the steak in a Ziploc bag, and pour in the marinade.  Place in the fridge for 4-6 hours.
3. Remove the steak from the fridge 1 hour prior to cooking.
4. Cook on a barbecue to your desired temperature and doneness.  Alternatively, cook on a hot flat griddle pan and then finish it off in the oven.
5. Garnish with chopped cilantro, freshly squeezed lime juice and slices of jalapeño peppers, if desired.