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Chili-Rubbed Steak & Bread Salad

We love skirt steak in our house. To make it a meal, I created a ranch-inspired bread salad with the best flavor combinations - creamy, tangy, sweet and fresh. — Devon Delaney, Westport, Connecticut
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + standing Grill: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 beef top sirloin steak (1 inch thick and 1-1/4 pounds)
  • 2 cups cubed multigrain bread
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup ranch salad dressing
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 3 large tomatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium cucumber, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced


  • Mix chili powder, brown sugar, salt and pepper; rub over steak. Let stand 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, toss bread cubes with oil. In a large skillet, toast bread over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until crisp and lightly browned, stirring frequently. In a small bowl, whisk salad dressing, horseradish and mustard.
  • Grill steak, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 6-8 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°). Let stand 5 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, cucumber, onion and toasted bread. Add 1/2 cup dressing mixture; toss to coat. Slice steak; serve with salad and remaining dressing.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 434 calories, 30g fat (6g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 682mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 23g protein.


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  • justmbeth
    Sep 2, 2013

    This was a big hit, a definite do-over. It made a lot of dressing. The 1/2 cup was plenty on the salad. Would considering halving next time. Used herb garlic focaccia I had on hand. I did use 2 tbsp. of prepared horseradish instead of fresh grated. Did anyone use fresh? I was wondering how that turned out as I usually do not use fresh.

  • ahmom
    Jul 20, 2013

    I subbed Caesar dressing for the ranch dressing (didn't have ranch)This was very tasty!

  • KateOct15
    Jul 7, 2013

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  • s-marttinen
    Jun 25, 2013

    We loved this! Made it tonight for dinner & we enjoyed the combination of ingredients that created a salad without lettuce.