Steak with Nectarines


Sweet grilled nectarines and crispy grilled bacon add an amazing flavor boost to an already delicious and tender grilled steak.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Grill Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 4 6-8 ounce boneless beef rib-eye steaks, cut 1/2 inch thick

  • 3 teaspoon sugar, divided

  • 1 - 1 ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • ⅛ - ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 2 medium firm but ripe nectarines, pitted and cut into 8 wedges each

  • 2 teaspoon water

  • 4 slices bacon, preferably hickory smoked


  1. Trim fat from meat. In a small bowl combine sugar, chili powder, salt, cumin, black pepper, and cayenne pepper; reserve 1 teaspoon. Sprinkle remaining spice mixture evenly over both sides of meat; rub in with your fingers; set aside. In a medium bowl toss the nectarines with the reserved 1 teaspoon spice mixture and water; set aside.

  2. For a charcoal grill, place bacon slices in a large cast iron skillet. Place skillet with bacon on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals. Grill 8 to 10 minutes or until bacon is crisp-cooked and browned, turning very frequently. Carefully remove skillet from grill. Remove bacon from skillet and drain on paper towels.

  3. Place steaks on the grill rack directly over the coals. Grill until desired doneness, turning once. (Allow 4 to 6 minutes for medium-rare doneness or 5 to 7 minutes for medium doneness.) Place nectarine wedges directly on grill rack along side the steaks the last 3 to 5 minutes of grilling until nectarines are lightly browned and warmed through, turning often.

  4. Transfer steaks to serving plates and top each with a slice of bacon and 4 nectarine wedges. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

353 Calories
17g Fat
11g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 353
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 1155mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 4.1mg 21%
Calcium 30.3mg 2%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 740mg 16%
Folate, total 12.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 5.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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