Serrano, Lime, Chile Steak Recipe with Mango Slaw

Want a way to “spice” up your steaks?  You can’t go wrong with this awesome new recipe for a Serrano chile pepper and lime steak.  It’s served alongside a mango slaw and on top of a basil, garlic and lime basmati rice.

Serrano Chile & Lime Steak with Mango Slaw

Watch as everyone goes crazy for this awesome Serrano, lime steak dinner with sweet and tangy mango slaw.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 2 people


  • 2 steaks
  • 1 mango
  • 1/2 red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp pureed garlic (you can substitute with minced)
  • 1 tbsp pureed basil (you can substitute with chopped)
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup basmati rice
  • 1 lime zested and halved
  • 1 Serrano pepper chopped or diced
  • olive oil extra virgin
  • sea salt
  • ground black pepper


  • Start by boiling a pot of salted water and add in extra virgin olive oil to keep the rice from sticking together. 
  • Next slice the mango into matchstick shapes and then thinly slice the red onions. You only need half of it so save the other half for a different recipe. Now chop about 1 teaspoon of the red onion and set it aside. Next chop or dice the Serrano chile and split it in halves. Now combine the mango, half of the lime zest and onion into a bowl with sea salt, pepper and half of the Serrano pepper and then add the lime juice. Toss it and set it aside.
  • Now that the slaw is ready, pour the rice into the boiling pot and let it cook for about 15 minutes. Then drain and let it cool.
  • While the rice is cooking, marinate the steaks in the balsamic vinegar for about 5 minutes (turning it half way through) and the serrano peppers after seasoning all sides with sea salt and pepper.
  • Now cook the steaks in extra virgin olive oil on medium high heat for 5 to 7 minutes on each side or until cooked to how you like it.
  • While the steak is cooking, add the chopped onion, garlic, basil, other half of the lime zest into the cooled rice with a splash of extra virgin olive oil. Now add a small amount of sea salt and pepper and then mix together.
  • Now plate the rice and the mango slaw and once the steak is done cooking, slice it into strips and place it on top of the rice.  
    serrano chile steak ingredients


The original recipe came from my HelloFresh subscription, but I modified it because I hate cilantro and also like garlic and basil.  It's an easy one to add replacements too but be cautious because the Serrano peppers and lime are must haves for this one.
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