Delicious Margarita Beef with Orange Salsa - Summer Flavor!!

We love summer flavors, and nothing says southwestern summer like this Margarita Beef. You can leave your best steak knives in the drawer because the marinade for this makes your meat fall apart. You're going to think you made it in a pressure cooker! It's great to make a big batch, as it makes a really perfect BBQ alternative to boring burgers. Check it out, and let us know what you think!! 

Recipe: Margarita Beef with Orange Salsa

Margarita Beef With Orange Salsa
This recipe was the winner of the 1992 National Beef Cook-Off.

2/3 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1/2 cup tequila
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
2 medium cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 1/2 pounds well-trimmed boneless beef
1 (1-inch thick) round steak
Orange Salsa (recipe follows)

Combine orange juice concentrate, tequila, lime juice, oil, ginger, garlic, salt, oregano and red pepper.

Place steak in a plastic bag: add marinade, turning to coat. Close bag securely and marinate, refrigerated, for 4 hours, or up to overnight.

Prepare Orange Salsa (recipe below). Remove steak from marinade; discard marinade. Place steak on grill over medium coals (you should be able to hold your hand 4 inches above the coals for a count of 4 seconds). Grill 22 to 26 minutes for medium-rare to medium doneness, turning once. Remove steak to carving board; let stand 10 minutes. Carve steak crosswise into thin slices: Arrange on serving platter. Garnish with cilantro and lime; serve with Orange Salsa.

Makes 5 to 6 servings.

Orange Salsa
2 oranges, peeled and cubes
1 small onion, chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 to 3 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves

In a nonreactive bowl, combine all ingredients. Refrigerate at least one hour.

Makes 1 1/2 cups.