Spicy Steak & Avocado Bruchetta --
  • Total Recipe Time: 20 minutes
  • Makes 8 servings.


  1. 1 pound beef Top Sirloin Steak, cut 1 inch thick (about 1 pound)
  2. 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  3. 1 ripe avocado, cut in half, pit removed
  4. 2 limes
  5. 1 to 2 teaspoons minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  7. 8 slices ciabatta bread cut 1/2 inch thick


  1. Season beef steak with pepper. Place steak in center of grid over medium, ash-covered coals.  Grill steak, covered, 11 to 15 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered 13 to 16 minutes) for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, spoon avocado pulp into medium bowl. Add juice of 1 lime, chipotle pepper and salt. Mash until avocado mixture is well mixed; set aside. Cut the remaining lime into wedges; set aside. 
  3. During last few minutes of grilling/ place bread slices on grid; grill until lightly browned on both sides. Remove steak from grill; let stand 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Cut steak lengthwise in half, then crosswise into 1/4-inch thick slices. Spread bread with avocado mixture. Top with beef slices; sprinkle with additional salt, as desired. Cut bruschetta in half. Serve with lime wedges.
  • Test Kitchen Tips
  • Sprinkle bruschetta with chopped cilantro as desired.
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