El Torito Carne Asada Steak

El Torito Copycat Recipe

Serves 2

1 lb skirt steak
1 lime, juice of
1 tablespoon white vinegar
2 serrano peppers, chopped
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 teaspoon Mexican oregano
1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 (14 1/2 oz.) can fire roasted tomatoes
1 jalapeno, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
salt & pepper

Enchilada: (optional)
1 corn tortilla
2 ounces monterey jack cheese

Place all of the marinade ingredients, except for the steak, into a food processor and buzz them up. Then pour the mixture over the steak in a non-reactive container and marinade for about 15 minutes. Any longer and the acid from the lime juice will cook your steak for you!

Meanwhile prepare the sauce by buzzing the fire roasted tomatoes, jalepeno, garlic, vinegar, sugar, cilantro and salt & pepper in your food processor until you have a fine consistency.

Place this mixture in a pot over medium heat and cook for about 20 minutes, stirring constantly to make sure the tomatoes don't burn. Grill the steak over high heat to your desired doneness. It all depends on your heat, so since you're the cook, you decide! Top the steak with the sauce and serve.

Optionally, to do it exactly like they do at El Torito, go ahead and roll the jack cheese inside a corn tortilla (which has been softened in a little bit of hot oil for 5 seconds), which you have baked just until the cheese melts. Place this enchilada on top of the steak before you spoon on the sauce.

You may also use any leftover steak to make quesadillas by adding the meat and some cheese into a flour tortilla and grilling it on both sides.

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