Barbecued Chili Beef

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  • 1 1/2 pounds beef top round
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Combine cumin, chili powder and cinnamon in a small saucepan. Cook over high heat for about 40 seconds.
  2. Carefully add olive oil, lime juice, balsamic vinegar, molasses, oregano and garlic. Mix well.
  3. Place meat in a shallow baking dish and pour mixture over it. Make sure it is well coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  4. Remove from refrigerator and preheat grill. Place meat over medium heat and grill for 7 to 15 minutes, depending on desired doneness. Baste with remaining marinade about half way through grilling. When done (160 degrees F at the center) remove from grill.
  5. Slice across grain, into thin strips and serve.

Posted by kdipaolo at Recipe Goldmine 6/4/01 9:32:36 pm.

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