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Skillet-Roasted Strip Steaks with Pebre Sauce & Avocado


From EatingWell:  March/April 2008

This recipe was inspired by the popular Chilean sandwich, called a churrasco, that features a thin sandwich steak, mashed avocado and a type of salsa called Pebre. We have substituted tender strip steak for sandwich steaks to make a satisfying steak dinner. Searing a steak on the stovetop and then finishing it in a moderate oven allows for good browning, and the gentle heat helps ensure a tender result.

4 servings | Active Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes


Pebre sauce



  1. To prepare Pebre Sauce: Place onion in a medium bowl, cover with ice water and let soak for 10 to 20 minutes. Drain. Combine the onion, tomato, cilantro, jalapeño (or serrano), vinegar, garlic and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl.
  2. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  3. To prepare steak: Mix paprika, cumin, oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper in a small bowl. Rub the spice mixture evenly over both sides of steaks.
  4. Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet, such as cast iron, over medium-high. Add the steaks and cook just until browned, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer the pan to the oven and roast the steaks 5 to 7 minutes for medium-rare, depending on thickness. Transfer to a clean cutting board. Tent with foil and let rest for 5 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, mash avocados with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl.
  6. Carve the steak into thin slices. Serve with the avocado and Pebre Sauce.


Per serving : 344 Calories; 23 g Fat; 4 g Sat; 13 g Mono; 49 mg Cholesterol; 13 g Carbohydrates; 25 g Protein; 8 g Fiber; 337 mg Sodium; 899 mg Potassium

Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 3 fat

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