Jamaican Jump Up Marinated Beef Steak

By posted March 5th, 2015 at 11:22 AM
Jamaican Jump Up Rub

This easy rub gives steak a taste of the tropics. Explore some of the flavors of the world’s cuisines right in your own back yard with the Jamaican Jump Up.

5 servings
Prep Time: 
5 min
Total Time: 
15 min 


  • 1/4 cup steak sauce
  • 1/4 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 3 tbsp dark rum
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger root
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp ground sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 lb grilling or marinating steak


  1. Combine steak sauce, coffee, vinegar, rum, oil, ginger root, thyme, garlic, allspice, salt and pepper in a zipper-type plastic bag.
  2. Pierce meat all over with fork. Place in bag with marinade; refrigerate for 30 minutes (for Grilling Steaks) or from 4 to 8 hours (for Marinating Steaks).
  3. Pat steak dry. Grill, broil or pan-fry using medium-high heat, turning at least twice, for 10 to 12 minutes for medium-rare doneness 145˚F (63˚C)

Steak Sauce Options:

  • Teriyaki Temptation: Combine 1/4 cup (50 mL) EACH Worcestershire sauce and soy sauce, 1 tbsp (15 mL) EACH rice vinegar and vegetable oil, 1 tsp (5 mL) EACH liquid honey, sesame oil and garlic powder, 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground ginger and 1 green onion, sliced.
  • Britain’s Best: Combine 1/4 cup (50 mL) Worcestershire sauce, 2 tbsp (30 mL) vegetable oil, 1 tbsp (15 mL) EACH chopped fresh chives or parsley, prepared horseradish and grainy mustard, 2 cloves garlic, minced and 1/4 tsp (1 mL) freshly ground black pepper.



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Teriyaki T-Bone Steak

By posted October 7th, 2014 at 10:06 AM
Teriyaki steak

The T-bone offers 2 types of steak in one, with a small tenderloin portion on one side of the bone and a savory strip loin on the other!

5 servings
Prep Time: 
5 min + 1 hr
Total Time: 
15 min 


  • 1 lb grilling or marinating steak
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp liquid honey
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 green onion, sliced


  1. Combine Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, oil, honey, garlic powder, sesame oil, ginger and green onion in a zipper-type plastic bag.
  2. Pierce steak all over with fork. Place in bag with marinade; and refrigerate for 30 minutes (for Grilling Steaks) or from 4 to 8 hours (for Marinating Steaks).
  3. Pat steak dry. Grill steak using medium-high heat, turning once with tongs for 10 to 12 minutes.


Beef Top Sirloin Tostada

By posted August 6th, 2014 at 10:58 AM
top sirloin tostada

With lean grilled beef and market-fresh veggies, this crispy crunchy Beef Top Sirloin Tostada salad has all the satisfaction of a nacho platter with a fraction of the fat and a BIG boost of nutrients.

8 servings
Prep Time: 
10 min + 1 hr
Total Time: 
25 min 


  • 1 lb Beef Top Sirloin Grilling Steak, about 1-inch (2.5 cm) thick
  • 8 7-inch (18 cm) whole wheat flour tortillas
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups mushrooms, quartered
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cups fresh or thawed corn kernels
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 tbsp grated lime rind
  • 1/2 cup lime juice (~2 limes)
  • minced fresh coriander or parsley
  • 1 tbsp chili powder


  1. Marinade/Dressing: In bowl, combine lime rind, lime juice, coriander, chili powder and garlic. Set aside 3 tablespoons (45 mL) into a large bowl for dressing. Rub remaining mixture over both sides of steak. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours. Meanwhile, toast tortillas (see notes at the bottom).
  2. Pat steak dry; season with salt and pepper. Grill over medium-high, about 5 minutes per side, for medium-rare. Let rest before slicing.
  3. Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook until onion is softened, about 4 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook until all liquid is released, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium; add tomatoes and corn. Cook, stirring just until softened, about 5 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, whisk remaining oil into reserved marinade to complete the dressing. Thinly slice steak; add to dressing along with mushroom mixture, lettuce and coriander, tossing gently to coat. Pile 1/2 cup (125 mL) beef mixture on each tortilla to serve.


Cook’s Notes

To oven toast tortillas, spray both sides of tortillas with cooking spray; place in single layer on a baking sheet. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 10 minutes or until crisp and lightly browned.