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I grew up on boneless flap steak, or as we call it at home “carne ranchera”. This was a typical weekend meal for our family gatherings and was always accompanied by rice, beans, corn tortillas, salsa, grilled onions, and guacamole. And, it still is.
According to my mom, the trick to cooking this meat is in the marinade. She leaves the steak marinating overnight in her own personal herb mix and drowned in lemon or fresh squeezed orange juice. Naturally, now I prepare it for her the same exact way.
And, also like my mom, when I cook I tend to cook an entire feast even if it’s just dinner for two. It’s the way we’ve always prepared meals: enough for everyone, and then some.
Thanks to her, I grew up learning how to turn leftovers into delicious new recipes and how to serve the same main ingredient in different ways (much of Mexican cooking is set up this way). In the case of boneless flap steak leftovers, our family typically makes tacos, fajitas, or carne en su jugo (meat in broth). Recently, I introduced the idea of serving up a steak strip and strawberry salad to my mom. She’s still not fully convinced on that one.
Food has always been an integral part of my family with traditional Mexican recipes being passed down from my grandmother, to my mom, down to my sisters and I. It’s beautiful to see how some recipes have evolved over time with each person adding their own twist to each meal, while other recipes (like my grandma’s tamale recipe) remain completely preserved. Scroll to read how my family prepares a traditional boneless flap steak meal, and how I turn any leftovers into quick meals for on the go.
And if you take anything from Mexican cooking know that:
1) a typical Mexican meal is just as much about the food as it is about gathering and sharing with loved ones.
2) there will always be corn tortillas on the menu.
3) there will always be an abundance of food, enough for the “recalentado” (Google it).
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- boneless flap steak
- Dale’s Steak Seasoning (from ALDI), or personal seasoning of your own
- fresh salsa
Place meat in marinating dish. Drizzle seasoning on both sides. Squeeze lemon/orange juice over meat (enough to cover it completely). Heat up the grill. Grill the steak 8 to 16 minutes, turning halfway through. Remove steaks from the grill. Cover steaks loosely with foil and let steaks rest for 3 to 5 minutes. Thinly slice steak across the grain.