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Cumin-Rubbed Steak and Roasted Root Vegetable Salad

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 45 min.
An assortment of earthy root vegetables and simple vinaigrette pair well with spicy cumin-rubbed sirloin.


  • 1 lb boneless beef top sirloin steak, cut 3/4 inch thick
  • 1 lb beets, trimmed, peeled, cut into eighths (cut into quarters if small)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-1/2 1-inch pieces
  • 3 shallots, peeled, cut lengthwise in half (about 5 ounces)
  • 1- 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp coarse grind black pepper
  • 8 cups mixed salad greens
  • sea salt
  • 2 Tbs sliced unblanched almonds, toasted (optional)
  • Sweet Beet Vinaigrette2 Tbs reserved beet cooking liquid
  • 1 Tbs sherry vinegar
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp sea or kosher salt
  • 1- 1/2 Tbs olive oil


  • Heat oven to 425F. Place beets in small roasting pan or 9-inch metal baking pan; drizzle with water. Cover pan tightly with aluminum foil. Place sweet potatoes and shallots on 15 x 10-inch metal baking pan. Drizzle with 1-1/2 teaspoons oil and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt; toss to coat. Roast vegetables in 425F oven 30 minutes or until tender. Remove beets from pan; reserve 2 tablespoons cooking liquid for vinaigrette. Loosely cover vegetables. Set aside.
  • Combine cumin and pepper; press evenly onto beef steaks. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place top sirloin steak in skillet; cook 10 to 13 minutes (tenderloin steaks, 7 to 9 minutes) for medium rare (145F) to medium (160F) doneness, turning occasionally. Remove to platter; keep warm.
  • Meanwhile to prepare Sweet Beet Vinaigrette, combine all ingredients except oil in small bowl; gradually whisk in oil until blended.
  • Arrange salad greens on serving plates or platter. Top with roasted vegetables; drizzle with vinaigrette. Carve steaks into slices; season with salt, as desired. Arrange over salad. Garnish with almonds, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 386
  Calories from Fat 107 (28%)
(18%)Total Fat 12g
(15%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(16%)Cholesterol 49mg
(33%)Sodium 786mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 38g
(32%)Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(64%)Protein 32g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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