Marinated Beef and Black Bean Salad

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Celebrate a special occasion with this festive meal in a bowl salad.


1 ½ pounds boneless top sirloin

Spice Rub
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon mild chile powder
2 teaspoons sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 ½ teaspoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
1 teaspoon white part of green onions, minced
Salad Dressing
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
¼  cup lime juice
¼  cup olive oil
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
½ teaspoon sea salt
Pinch cayenne
Black Bean Salad
3 cups cooked black beans
1 red bell pepper, diced
½ cup green onions, chopped fine
½ cup cilantro, chopped
¼ cup Italian parsley, chopped
2 cups fresh tomatoes, diced and seeded



  • At least 2 hours before you plan to grill, combine the spice rub ingredients and rub into the steak. Be sure to coat both sides well.
  • Cover the steak with plastic wrap and place in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Grill the steak over medium-hot coals for 4-5 minutes.  Turn and grill for 3-4 minutes on the other side.  Remove and set aside.
  • Combine all the dressing ingredients and whisk well.
  • Combine the beans, pepper, green onions, herbs, and tomatoes in a large bowl.
  • Pour the dressing over the top and toss to combine.
  • Spoon the beans onto a platter.
  • Slice the meat diagonally into ¼ inch thick slices. Arrange them over the beans.
  • Garnish with a few cilantro sprigs.
  • Serve with warm corn tortillas.


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