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Cuban Marinated Steak Recipe

Cuban Marinated Steak

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"This Latin-inspired steak pairs perfectly with rice and beans. Slice leftovers really thin and serve on crusty day-old rolls for an amazing lunch or snack afterwards."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    1 hr 5 mins


  1. Place cumin seeds into a small skillet over medium heat; stir constantly until seeds turn dark brown and smell toasted, about 1 minute. Immediately pour seeds into a bowl to stop the cooking. Mix cumin seeds with orange juice, vegetable oil, steak seasoning, lime juice, and oregano in a bowl.
  2. Place steaks into a large resealable plastic bag, pour orange juice marinade over the meat, and squeeze out air. Seal bag and turn it over several times to coat meat with marinade. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes, or longer for extra flavor.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  4. Remove steaks from marinade, shaking off any excess. Discard used marinade. Grill steaks on the preheated grill until seared on the outsides and still slightly pink in the centers, 6 to 8 minutes per side. An instant-read meat thermometer inserted sideways into the center of the thickest steak should read 145 degrees F (65 degrees C). Let steaks rest for 3 minutes before slicing.
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  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Reviews More Reviews

Jul 25, 2013

Used Skirt Steak so I could cook it in the frying pan. It was awesome, and the hubby loved it. My version of Montreal-style seasoning has a lot of salt in it, so for next time I will use less, to get a cleaner taste.

Jun 05, 2013

Used boneless NY strip steaks instead of rib eyes. This marinade gave the steaks a flavor unlike any marinade I've ever used. I live in Florida, so I'm accustomed to eating Cuban cuisine (and love it), but this was just really incredibly delicious. I had to go to 3 stores to find the cumin "seeds," but I'm glad I did because that's the first flavor that jumps out at you. Had this for dinner with black beans and yellow rice garnished with chopped onions and an ear of corn on the cob. Just delicious.

Apr 19, 2014

Absolutely delicious marinade! So moist and flavorful. Made exactly as written, perfect for two steaks. You might want to double for more. Great grilling recipe, delinitely a do over. Thanks for sharing with AR.

Jul 13, 2014

Three big steaks quickly devoured by my boys and me, prepared exactly as described. Fantastic marinade.

Dec 01, 2013

My husband and daughter liked this very well. I used all of the marinade ingredients exactly, but I marinated the steak for about 8 hours. I also used top sirloin instead of rib eye, both because of the cost and also the fat content. My family said the steak was tender. Thanks!

Jun 26, 2013

Awesome! We made the following changes: replaced the orange juice with fresh lime juice and added 1/2 bottle of light colored beer such as Corona to the marinate. Also added 1-2 Tbls fresh chopped garlic.

Apr 30, 2013

This is a game changer for the summer of 2013. Loved it!

Sep 11, 2014

Pretty good, I doubled the marinade. Try it out, it works!


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  • Calories
  • 245 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.9 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 15.8 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 21.2 g
  • 42%
  • Sodium
  • 1428 mg
  • 57%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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