GREEK BEEF STEAK AND HUMMUS PLATE

Mezze Steak Skewers Hummus -- Oregano, lemon peel, garlic and pepper in perfect harmony.
Oregano, lemon peel, garlic and pepper in perfect harmony.
 
  • Total Recipe Time: 20 to 30 minutes
  • Makes 4 servings.

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1 pound beef Top Sirloin Steaks Boneless, cut 1 inch thick
Rub:
  1. 1/4 cup chopped fresh oregano leaves or 1 tablespoon dried oregano leaves
  2. 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon peel (about 1 lemon)
  3. 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  4. 1 teaspoon pepper
 
  1. 1 medium cucumber
  2. 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
  3. 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  4. 1 recipe Romesco Sauce (recipe follows)
  5. 1 cup ready-to-serve hummus
  6. Garnishes: pita chips, crumbled feta cheese, pine nuts, olive oil, Kalamata olives, chopped fresh oregano leaves

INSTRUCTIONS FOR GREEK BEEF STEAK AND HUMMUS PLATE

Rub:
  1. Combine Rub ingredients in small bowl; press evenly onto beef steaks.
  2. Place steaks on grid over medium, ash-covered coals.  Grill, covered, 10 to 14 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 12 to 17 minutes) for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally. 
  3. Meanwhile, using vegetable peeler, peel cucumber into thin strips.  Toss cucumber, lemon juice and pepper in medium bowl; set aside.  Prepare Romesco Sauce. 

    Romesco Sauce:  Combine 3/4 cups jarred roasted red bell pepper, 1/2 cup diced tomatoes, 1/3 cup sliced or slivered almonds or pine nuts, 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves,  2 teaspoons minced garlic,  2 teaspoons olive oil,  2 teaspoons fresh orange juice and 1/2 teaspoon salt in food processor bowl or blender.  Cover; pulse on and off until pureed. 

  4. Carve steaks into thin slices; season with salt and pepper, as desired. Place 1/4 cup hummus on each plate.  Drizzle with 2 tablespoons Romesco Sauce.  Top with cucumber strips and sliced beef.  Garnish with pita chips, feta cheese, pine nuts, olive oil, olives and oregano, if desired.
  • Test Kitchen Tips
  • Romesco Sauce recipe can be made ahead.  This sauce recipe will make 1-1/2 cups. Only 1/2 cup is needed.  Use more as desired. 
  • This recipe may be served on a large platter for a shared appetizer.
Comments (4)
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regiekay

This is a wonderful recipe! Since it was the first time I had used it ,I plan to improve on it next time. Thanks, Regina

Anonymous

GREAT FLAVOR

Anonymous

I haven't made it yet but need to know if it will be tender especially since one reviewer says she plans to improve on it the next time. Thanks evelyn

Eeekaufman

Very flavorful. After pressing the seasonings on the roast, I marinated the beef overnight in the refrigerator. Great taste!