Monday, September 27, 2010

Chile and Lime Steak Tortas


My sister passed on this great recipe. Next time I will use a more tender cut of steak.

Juice of one lime
1 1/2 teaspoons ancho chile powder
4 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 pound skirt steak, cut into 3- to 4-in.-wide strips if needed
8 small dinner rolls, split
1 cup shredded jack cheese
1 avocado, sliced thinly
2 cans (4 oz. each) sliced jalapeños, drained
About 1/4 cup Mexican crema or sour cream

Preparation
1. Mix lime juice, chile powder, oil, and salt in a medium bowl. Add steak, turning to coat evenly with marinade. Chill at least 30 minutes and up to 3 hours.

2. Heat grill to high (450° to 550°). Cook steak, covered, turning once, until grill marks appear and steak is slightly pink in the center, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board, tent with foil, and let rest 10 minutes, then slice thinly to fit in rolls.

3. Open rolls and sprinkle each with about 2 tbsp. cheese. Grill rolls, cut sides up and covered, until crisp and cheese starts to melt, about 1 minute.

4. Fill rolls with steak, avocado, half the jalapeños, and a drizzle of crema. Serve with remaining jalapeños on the side.

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