Save on Pinterest

South of the Border Sirloin

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + marinating Broil: 5 min.


4 servings

Marinated in beer and jalapenos, these steaks have a mild kick the whole family will love! They’re topped with veggies, bread crumbs and cheese for a fussed-over look and very special taste. But they’re oh-so-easy to prepare! Gilda Lester - Millsboro, Delaware


  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) light or nonalcoholic beer
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 beef top sirloin steak (1 pound)
  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 5 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese


  1. In a shallow dish, combine the first 6 ingredients. Cut steak into 4 serving-size pieces; place in dish and turn to coat. Cover; refrigerate for up to 2 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large ovenproof skillet, cook onions in 2 teaspoons oil over medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until onions are golden brown, stirring occasionally. Add peppers and garlic; cook 4 minutes longer. Remove and keep warm.
  3. Drain and discard marinade. In the same skillet over medium heat, cook steak in 2 teaspoons oil for 3-4 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°).
  4. Spoon onion mixture over steaks. In a small bowl, combine the bread crumbs, cheese and remaining oil; sprinkle over tops. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 280 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 228mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 fat.

Recommended Video