Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Tuesday's Menu - Carne Asada Taquitos

The other day I picked up a few Carne Asada taquitos from Taco Bell for lunch. We thought they were pretty tasty. I was wondering what to do with the left over chuck roast I had in the freezer...

Carne Asada Taquitos
Steamed zucchini

1 lb. of chuck roast (or steak)
1 lb. package of flour tortillas
1 cup of shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheeses
1/2 cup minced green onions
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 tablspoons olive oil

Cut the roast into steak size portions approximately 1/4 to 1/2 inches thick. Heat a cast iron skillet. Add the olive oil and steaks. Fry at medium high heat until nicely browned or approximately 3 to 4 minutes. Turn over and fry until that side is browned also. We like ours medium rare. Salt and pepper to taste.

Remove to a cutting board and slice steaks into thin slices across the grain. Set aside. Heat a stove top grill flat side up and lightly spray with Pam.

For each taquito, place a portion of sliced steak, cheese and green onions in the center and fold over carefully to make a taquito. Continue until all the taquitos are done. Place the taquitos on the hot grill and brown each side until lightly brown. You may have to place a heavy cast iron skillet on top to flatten.

Serve with salsa, sour cream and/or guacamole.

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