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Simply Grilled Steak with Grilled Corn and Black Bean Salsa

Flavorful grilled steak is dressed up for summer with a fresh and wholesome salsa. This Simply Grilled Steak with Grilled Corn and Black Bean Salsa is a delicious summer meal.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 361kcal


For the Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ lime juiced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

For the Grilled Corn and Black Bean Salsa:

  • 2 ears of sweet corn
  • 16 ounce can seasoned black beans like Bush's Seasoned Recipe Black Beans
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes halved
  • ½ red bell pepper diced
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • ½ cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 avocado chopped

For the Steak:

  • 1 ½ pounds top sirloin steak cut into serving size pieces
  • olive oil as needed
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


For the Grilled Corn and Black Bean Salsa

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, oil, sugar, garlic powder, lime, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Empty the can of black beans into a colander and allow to drain well in the sink but do not rinse with water.
  • Set gas barbecue grill to MEDIUM heat. Husk corn and place on the grill.  Grill, covered, for about 12 to 15 minutes. Rotate corn once or twice while grilling. Remove from grill and allow to cool for a few minutes.
  • Run a sharp knife down the sides of the corn cob to remove the grilled kernels. In a medium serving bowl, combine the drained black beans, cherry tomatoes, red bell pepper, green onions, cilantro, and corn. Toss with the dressing. Do not add the avocado, that will come later. Cover and chill while preparing the steak or the salsa can be made in advance and refrigerated for up to 4 hours.

For the Steak

  • Allow steak to rest at room temperature for 30 to 40 minutes before starting.
  • Preheat your outdoor gas grill on MEDIUM heat. Place the steak on a large platter or baking sheet. Sprinkle generously with olive oil, salt and pepper, on both sides. Grill the steak for about 7 to 8 minutes per side for medium rare to medium, depending on thickness. Cook a few minutes longer for well done (see Notes section for temperature). Remove from the grill and allow steaks to rest for 5 or 10 minutes before serving.
  • Remove the salsa from refrigerator and add the chopped avocado. Toss lightly to combine.
  • Garnish each piece of steak with a scoop of the Grilled Corn and Black Bean Salsa and serve.


For the best result, check the temperature of the steak with an instant read thermometer.
Medium Rare 130-135 degrees F - Pink
Medium 135-145 degrees F - Some Pink
Well 145-155 degrees F -  Hint of Light Pink
Well Done 155-165 degrees F - Mostly Brown


Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 560mg | Potassium: 994mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 712IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 4mg