Chili Lime Beef and Charred Corn Salsa

PARTNER POST: Dive into the 120 days of summer with Santa Rita wines that pair perfectly with the foods of the season, straight off the grill.
Let summer grilling do the delicious talking with savory spice rubbed beef skewers served with a charred lime and corn salsa.

Chili Lime Beef and Charred Corn Salsa

Chili-Lime Glazed Beef Skewers balance a savory spice rub with a rich, sweet glaze. No stove or oven needed, this is an entirely outdoor-friendly recipe that highlights summer produce with lime-infused Charred Corn Salsa.

Chili Lime Beef and Charred Corn Salsa

After so many years living overseas and last summer in a fun flurry of travel, I’d nearly forgotten the lovely sensory overload of summer nights at home. We’ve been enjoying these past weeks with family and friends, cooking dinners made entirely of summer produce and requiring little more heat than the smoke of the grill.

And when we cook dinners like these, with every element getting a smoky kiss of flame, I’m certain this is how summer is meant to taste.

The naturally sweet sugars of corn rise to the surface when they get that outer char.

Chili Lime Beef and Charred Corn Salsa

Simple beef skewers take on layers of flavor from a rub with savory Badia Complete Seasoning.

And a finish of a sweet, citrus glaze made with only five ingredients.

Chili Lime Beef and Charred Corn Salsa

This time of the year, we’ll take any excuse to pile the table high and pour just one more glass of wine before the sun dips behind the trees and lightning bugs fill the air.

Chili Lime Beef and Charred Corn Salsa

Chili Lime Beef and Charred Corn Salsa

Santa Rita’s 120 Days of Summer campaign spoke to our summer-loving souls, as did their fruity Red Blend with notes of black pepper and their crisp, refreshing, award-winning Sauvignon Blanc. We loved these versatile and affordable Chilean wines, Santa Rita’s commitment to sustainability and their mission, “making people’s moments enjoyable.” To try these wines with your next session at the grill, check out Santa Rita’s Site.

Chili Lime Beef and Charred Corn Salsa

For more grilling inspiration with Santa Rita, check out this grilled Chilean chicken and pebre sauce.




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Let summer grilling do the delicious talking with savory spice rubbed beef skewers served with a charred lime and corn salsa.
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Recipe Type: Main
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
Beef Skewers:
  • 12 Skewers, wooden or metal
  • 1 Tbsp Badia Complete Seasoning
  • 1½ lbs Beef sirloin, cubed (see note)
Chili-Lime Glaze:
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • 1 Tbsp Lime Zest (from 2-3 small limes)
  • 2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Ancho Chili Powder
  • ½ tsp Red Pepper Flakes
Charred Corn Salsa:
  • 4 ears Fresh Corn, husked
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, finely diced
  • 1 Jalapeño, finely diced
  • 4 sprigs Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Lime Juice
Instructions
  1. If using wooden skewers, soak in water for 30 minutes before using (this will help to prevent burning).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine Badia Complete Seasoning and cubed beef. Thread beef onto skewers. (At this point you can refrigerate the skewers, covered, for up to a day.)
  3. Make glaze by whisking honey with lime zest, soy sauce, chili powder and red pepper flakes. Set aside.
  4. When ready to cook, preheat a gas or charcoal grill.
  5. Rub corn with some olive oil and grill, turning frequently, until it begins to char and is heated through, 8 to 10 minutes. Set aside to cool. When cool enough to handle, slice kernels from cobs and transfer to a mixing bowl. Combine corn with bell pepper, jalapeño, cilantro, olive oil and lime juice. Season with some salt and pepper.
  6. Grill skewers, turning to develop grill marks on all sides. Brush generously with chili-lime glaze and continue grilling until beef is cooked to your liking, about 3 minutes for medium-rare and 6 minutes for medium-well.
  7. Serve skewers over corn salsa. Enjoy!
Notes
We have found that sirloin is a great cut for grilled skewers - more affordable than some other cuts of beef but more adaptable and tender than leaner cuts. Beef tenderloin, flank steak or even pork loin will all work great in this recipe as well.
 

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