Tuesday, July 20, 2010

What to do with left over steak....



When I make steak I make ALOT!! One thing people ask me when I cook so much steak is how long I will be eating leftovers, well only maybe a day or two.....

When I get steaks from Sam's Club I usually over buy for a reason. Once we have the steaks and they are away in the fridge, I am planning the meal for them, well not planning just letting the wife know we will be having Fajitas or Quesadillas.

The steaks from Sams are quite thick about a inch and a half. So when I cut them up for these recipes I usually cut them thin then cut those pieces in half or thirds depending on the thickness of the steak.

Now mind you when I get the steak I get the 4 Top Sirloin's per package. If you have been to Sams you know which ones I am talking about.

Once all the steak is cut up I then take my steak spice I created and sprinkle it over the cut steak and mix it in. Then in the pan I put about 2 tablespoons of EVOO. Once the steak is seasoned and not cold anymore.

This is where you let the meat come to room temp. I know it has been cooked before now, BUT if the cooked meat is cooked cold it will be much tougher than you think. My steaks are usually medium to medium rare so when I cut them up and season them it is usually long enough for them to warm up properly.

Now depending on how much steak you have left over and how big is your biggest pan I slice up the Peppers, and the Onions. Usually I have 2 green 2 red and 2 yellow or orange. Just to give it color.

Once the steak is in the pan turn it on to high and let the meat finish cooking till there is no more pink mixing it making sure it doesnt burn.

Once the meat is done I do it a little differently than what the package of Fajita mix calls for. They say remove the meat and then add the veggies and once the veggies are done re-add the meat. I just leave the meat in and add the veggies.

Turn down the heat to medium-high and stir in the veggies until they are well mixed and then close the lid. Keep a eye on it and stir it every few minutes so as not to burn the veggies and steak. After say 5 minutes add the spices from the Fajita seasoning and about a half a cup of water. Stir it all in well making sure to turn it all over at least once then cover, letting the top sit a little off to let the steam out.

Every couple of minutes stir it to ensure you have brought everything from the bottom to the top and the top to the bottom and close it. Do this until basically you see what you see in the picture above.

Cooking time will vary depending on how much meat and veggies you have. Me, well mine takes about 15 to 20 minutes once I add the spices. Might take less when there is not as much in the pan so keep a eye on it judge it, I trust ya....

Once it is done get the fixins out and eat and enjoy!!








1 comment:

Jackie the Junk Junkie said...

Those fajitas were DELISH!!