This Caribbean grilled steak is served with pineapple from the McCormick recipe inspirations.

Clearly, the most logical thing to do when it’s raining and 55 degrees outside is to grill. A caribbean steak with pineapple nonetheless.

I had my day perfectly planned out according to the weather which was supposed to start off sunny & warm and deteriorate in the afternoon… Crossfit in the morning, a trip to the nursery to buy mums (that were 3x more expensive than everywhere else), plant said mums, grill steak, hit up the store for ice cube trays since apparently it’s “every appliance decides to break” week in our household, clean the house and chill with my book.

Caribbean grilled steak

Here’s what actually happened… Crossfit in the morning, mom decides to come to my house because she wants to go for a bike ride, nursery store to buy mums, plant said mums, bike store to fill up flat bike tires (and buy a pump), bike ride, move furniture all around in an attempt to make the room I spend about 10 hours a day in (living room turned makeshift office) not look like the most ghetto one in my house, research sectionals for 2 hours on the computer, decide I’m buying a $3,000 sectional, come to my senses put furniture back and decide against the $3,000 sectional, grill steak at 5pm. So I didn’t get ice cube trays or clean the house, not a big deal but grilling when the winds have kicked up 20mph, the temperature has dropped 20 degrees and the skies have opened up wasn’t really ideal.

Caribbean steak

Luckily, it was worth it.

 grilled steak

After buying half a freezer’s worth of beef from a local farm a couple of month’s ago, I’ve had these enormous sirloin steaks that easily feed a family of 4 sitting in there. When you’ve spent upwards of $15 a pound on a steak that feeds 4, you kind of want to do something special with it and I just never really know what to “do” with steak. So when DailyBuzz Food sent me these McCormick recipe inspiration packs as part of the Tastemakers program, the light bulb went off.

They’re basically spice packets that pop out individually so you can use as much or as little of each ingredient as you want with a recipe on the back as inspiration. Pineapple and “caribbean” anything may have been slightly unseasonal for October 6th, but it was ridiculously delicious and equally as easy.

Pineapple Caribbean grilled steak

Ice cube trays and cleaning were a worthwhile sacrifice.

Want to save this recipe?
Just enter your email and get it sent to your inbox! Plus you'll get new recipes from us every week!
Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.
No ratings yet

Caribbean Grilled Steak

Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
This Caribbean grilled steak is served with pineapple from the McCormick recipe inspirations.


  • 1 package McCormick recipe inspirations Caribbean Grilled Steak
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1.5 lbs flank steak or sirloin steak
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 can, I used 1 whole fresh pineapple pineapple chunks, drained


  • Mix salt and all of the spices except red pepper in a small bowl and blend. Add in red pepper to taste.
  • Reserve 1/4 teaspoon of the mixture.
  • Brush steak with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and rub with spice mixture. Set aside and let marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Stir together lime juice, remaining olive oil and reserved spice mixture in a small bowl.
  • Thread pineapple chunks onto skewers.
  • Grill pineapple over medium heat for 5 minutes, brushing with half the lime juice & spice mixture and turning occasionally.
  • Grill steak over medium-high heat brushing with the other half of the lime juice & spice mixture for 6-7 minutes per side or until desired doneness.
  • Slice steak and serve with pineapple skewers.


Serving: 1SERVINGCalories: 332kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 37gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 672mgPotassium: 600mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.4gVitamin A: 14IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Founder and Writer at Running to the Kitchen | About

Gina Matsoukas is an AP syndicated writer. She is the founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.

You May Also Like:

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating


  1. That steak looks amazing! I have some in the freezer I wasn’t sure what to do with – need to make this!

  2. I think this is perfect for a rainy, windy cold day… a little piece of a place some place so much warmer and magical :) PS next time you want to rearrange furniture you can probably skip a workout and a bike ride lol

  3. Sweeeeet!! Pineapple that’s what I was missing in my recipes. Gonna try it and report back on my

    Thanks a lot, that’s a five!

  4. Hmm! This would be very popular in my house, but do you think I could substitute chicken? I don’t do red meat (much to my family’s chagrin)!

  5. Dam girl you wore me out reading what your plans were for the weekend!! Yesterday I went to Lowes, deicided that I want to buy a $2700 refrigerator. I do need one and right now all appliances are 10% off. Once I told my Husband I think he thought I feel off my rocker. I decided against it, at least for now! :)

    What a great recipe!! I really enjoyed the McCormick spices. I Just tried the Chicken Fajita ones.