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Sirloin tips get boldly festive

The more time the sirloin tips bathe in this recipe’s punchy marinade of lime juice, Worcestershire sauce and garlic, the better. So while we call for marinating the meat for about two hours, don’t hesitate to toss them in as you head out to work in the morning. You’ll be rewarded when you get home and crank up the grill.

To save time, you could substitute a mango or other fruity jarred salsa for the one made as part of this recipe. But if you can spare the little time and effort needed to make it fresh, the results are well worth it. Our salsa is a chunky hodge-podge of bell pepper, tomatillos, avocado, mango, tomato and red onion, with a bit of heat from a chipotle chili in adobo sauce.

Carne Asada With Confetti Salsa

Hands on: 30 minutes Total time: 21/2 hours Serves: 6

For the meat:

2 pounds sirloin tips

2 tablespoons lime juice

1 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

2 cloves garlic, smashed

For the salsa:

1 yellow bell pepper, cored and diced

3 tomatillos, diced

1 avocado, pitted and diced

1 mango, pitted and diced

1 large tomato, seeded and diced

1/2 small red onion, diced

1 chipotle in adobo sauce, minced

1/2 to 1 tablespoon adobo sauce (depending on desired heat)

1 garlic clove, minced

3 tablespoons lime juice

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Salt and ground black pepper

To make the marinade: In a large zip-top plastic bag, combine the sirloin tips, lime juice, salt, Worcestershire sauce, olive oil, black pepper and garlic cloves. Shake to coat the meat. Refrigerate for 2 hours.

To make the salsa: In a large bowl combine the bell pepper, tomatillos, avocado, mango, tomato, red onion, chipotle, adobo sauce, garlic, lime juice and cilantro. Stir well, then season with salt and black pepper to taste. Refrigerate until 30 minutes before serving. Let warm to room temperature before serving.

When ready to cook the steak, heat a grill to high.

Drain the meat and discard the marinade. Use paper towels to pat the meat dry. Sear on the grill, about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare. Serve with the confetti salsa.

Per serving: 390 calories (percent of calories from fat, 51), 16 grams carbohydrates, 33 grams protein, 4 grams fiber, 23 grams fat (6 grams saturated), 110 milligrams cholesterol, 790 milligrams sodium.