Achiote and Beer Marinated Grilled Steak


Recipe: Achiote and Beer Marinated Grilled Steak

Summary: Easy and delicious recipe for grilled steaks marinated in a spicy beer mix, served topped with jalapeño cilantro salsa.


    • 2-4 thick steaks, I used New York strip steaks – also works well with ribeye and tenderloin steaks
    • Achiote beer marinade
    • 1 tablespoon ground achiote or annatto (but in case you can’t find it, use can use paprika as a replacement)
    • ½ tablespoon garlic powder, or 1 tablespoon freshly crushed garlic
    • ½ tablespoon ground cumin
    • 1 to 2 teaspoons chili powder, either cayenne or chipotle
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lime or lemon juice
    • ½ cup beer
    • Salt and pepper
    • For basting and to serve with steaks:
    • Jalapeño cilantro salsa
    • Suggested side dishes:
    • Menestra de porotos or bean stew
    • Ecuadorian style white rice
    • Tomato and onion curtido salsa
    • Fried ripe plantains
    • Avocado slices
    • Fried egg(s) on top for a churrasco style meal

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