Any cut of steak will work for this recipe, but we especially like the flavor and texture of rib-eye with these seasonings; look for steak that has been thinly cut. A cold ale, sweet potato fries and vinegary coleslaw can round out the meal.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, December 2006




Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Sprinkle both sides of steak with chili powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the steaks and cook, turning once, 1 to 2 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer the steaks to a plate, cover with foil and let rest while you make the salsa.

  • Add tomatoes, lime juice and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt to the pan and cook, stirring often, until the tomatoes soften, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in cilantro and any accumulated juices from the steaks. Serve the steaks topped with the salsa.

Nutrition Facts

192 calories; protein 26.2g 52% DV; carbohydrates 3.5g 1% DV; exchange other carbs; dietary fiber 1.3g 5% DV; sugars 1.8g; fat 7.8g 12% DV; saturated fat 2.3g 12% DV; cholesterol 80.8mg 27% DV; vitamin a iu 953IU 19% DV; vitamin c 10.1mg 17% DV; folate 19mcg 5% DV; calcium 29.6mg 3% DV; iron 2mg 11% DV; magnesium 31.5mg 11% DV; potassium 515.2mg 14% DV; sodium 375.7mg 15% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 10% DV.

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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
Loved it. Essentially it's pan-fried steak and tomatoes. Easy to make if you can saute meat. The tomatoes don't become a salty "chip salsa" but remain flavorful and not too salty. Great recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Awesome! One of my favorite meals I don't really leave reviews but I love this recipe! My husband found it when I was pregnant with gestational diabetes and it was a life saver! We have made a few times. I definitely share this with people when I get the chance! We have only had it with ribeye but the pan salsa is what makes this meal! It is always the flavor I am craving. I think it is perfect just as it is! But would be good with some add ins also. Pros: Flavor easy delicious tastes good quick did i mention the good flavor Cons: I never make enough... Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious! I have been making this one a lot lately! The very first time I tried it I did find that the salsa was lacking some kind of POP. So after reading some of the other reviews I also added worcestershire as well as minced garlic and a minced chipotle pepper in adobo. I'm kind of a wimp with spice so it gave it the perfect amount of kick without overpowering the flavor of the salsa and steak. I love to pair this with the Broiled Chipotle-Cheddar Avocado recipe that's also on here! Yum!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Easy and healthy steak Loved it. Everyone loved it. It's one of my personal favorites on this site. Just make a little baked beans and sweat potato fries with this and you have a great meal for everyone not just health nuts _- Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Loved this meal. I wound up adding garlic oregano onion and some worchestershire sauce to the salsa (because worchestershire in my books is an all-purpose add in). It was delicious I'm definitely adding this to my recipe books. Pros: Good when I was cooking something last minute! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
One of my favorites! I adore this dish! It is really tasty. I generally add some garlic & herb Mrs. Dash to the salsa and I use a thin-cut NY strip. Delicious! Pros: So so Easy Cons: I always forget to get a lime! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe is lacking kick and was a little blah for our taste. Where's the garlic and onions? Maybe even some jalapeno. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I added jalapeno and onion to the salsa. Then just as it got done i added some left over pineapple cubes with a small amount of pineapple juice. It was awesome =) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Too Freakin Easy! Instead of plum tomatoes I used cherry tomatoes and cut them in half. The recipe actually claimed a comment from my 16 y.o. son "Mom this is really good." That doesn't happen often from the boy who loves anything with ketchup. No ketchup needed with this recipe and it was soooo easy. I will make this again and again. Read More