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Mexican Bistek

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Mexican Bistek

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2011-01-23 Other
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I would always order this YUMMY Mexican Bistek at a very popular restaurant, when it closed I was approached by family and friends begging me to recreate the recipe! Just one question, is it a copy cat recipe if it comes out better than the original? If you like fajitas you will love this tender, juicy steak!!

  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

Marinade
¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
¼ cup Water
Juice of 1 Lime
1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
2 tsp Ground Cumin
1 tsp Chili Powder or Chipotle Powder
¼ Jalapeno Seeded & Chopped, i use a whole one and leave seeds in, we like spicy
¼ cup Chopped Fresh Cilantro Leaves
Salt & Pepper, to taste
1½ – 2 lbs Flank Steak or Skirt Steak
For Salsa/pico De Gallo
3 Large Tomatoes, chopped
½ Red Onion, chopped
¼ Jalapeno, chopped
1 clove Garlic, minced
¼ cup Cilantro, chopped
Lime Juice, i use anywhere from 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon, depending on my tomato juices
¼ tsp Chipotle Powder, optional
Salt & Pepper To Taste, i use chicken bouillon instead of salt
1 cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded

Directions:

Mix all marinade ingredients in large baggie.

Add meat and seal baggie.

Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Mix all ingredients for salsa and refrigerate.

Grill steak until done to your liking...it doesn't take long this cut of meat is pretty thin.

Top steak with cheese before removing from grill, close lid and let cheese melt.

Throw tortillas on grill for a couple minutes on each side.

Serve steak topped with salsa and tortillas and beans or rice on the side. I also serve this with guacamole!!