This picture doesn’t do this recipe justice…
But this one seemed to be a bit to meaty… so I’ll let you pick which one gets your attention 🙂
Bottom line… this steak is goooood… maybe my favorite marinated steak ever. You gotta try this!! It started with my love of homemade salsa and I decided to see what it would do to a steak… wonderful things happened, folks 🙂 This seems like a lot of steps but I think you’ll find it’s worth it.
Captain Obvious here to tell you to start with a piece of steak. I used sirloin tip. It’s my favorite. You could use flat iron or even a charcoal steak.
If you have a smaller steak cut it into 4 strips. Mine was really long so I cut it in half and then into strips. You do whatever you feel is best 🙂 Now take a fork and poke a bunch of holes into every side of the steak… Yes, like a baked potato.
Line your steak up in a shallow pan. You want it to be close quarters so that your marinade can’t go anywhere but into your meat. Pick a dish that is a tight fit rather than too big. This is a large loaf pan.
Here’s your marinade. If you haven’t made fresh salsa yet click here and do that first. You could buy fresh salsa for this but I don’t know if I’d use any out of a jar… that’s just me. Take about 1/2 cup of fresh salsa and whisk that together with the juice of 1 lime and about 1/4 cup oil. I also added a couple extra cloves of diced garlic but I’m kinda garlic crazy so you use your discretion 🙂
Pour this goodness over your steak… also drop about 1/2 a tsp of salt on there too.
Here’s the fun part. Get your hands in there and make sure every surface of the steak is well covered.
Nice… now cover this with plastic wrap and pop it into the fridge for about 30 minutes to an hour or so.
Get a pan rolling on the stove over high heat with a couple of tablespoons of oil. You want this smokin’ hot. Next take your steak strips and remove as much of the marinade as possible. It’s done it’s job and you don’t want that extra liquid on when you throw it into your hot pan. You want to brown the meat not simmer it in salsa.
Drop your steak strips into the pan. Watch out for splattering hot oil!
You’re going to want to watch these because they won’t take long to cook. Each side will only take about 2-3 minutes max. Make sure you get each side browned.
Once each side is done take them out and let them rest on a cutting board or plate.
While the meat is resting throw some salsa and more lime juice into a bowl or serving dish. I also added some Mexican seasoning for fun.
After the meat has rested about 5 minutes go ahead and slice it ever so thinly… feel free to sample here.
Once it’s cut drop it into the bowl of salsa/lime juice and give it a toss… and you’re set!
I made this into tacos but you could serve it up on its own next to a couple of side, throw it into some soft tacos, fajitas, on a salad, over ice cream… whatever suits you 🙂