Mexican Flank Steak with Mock Tamales

Mexican Flank Steak With Mock Tamales Recipe

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1 1/2 lb
beef flank steak
1/3 c
fresh lemon juice
1/3 c
extra virgin olive oil
6 Tbsp
jalapeno peppers, minced
1 Tbsp
fresh cilantro, minced
1 tsp
1 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
mock tamales
fresh lemon slices
jalapeno peppers


cilantro sprigs
tomatoes, peeled
3 large
garlic cloves, peeled
meringue powder
jalapeno peppers, thinly sliced
1/4 c
fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped
1 Tbsp
fresh lemon juice
1 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
plum tomatoes


1 c
sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 c
muenster cheese
2 Tbsp
green onions with top, chopped
7 inch tortillas

How to Make Mexican Flank Steak with Mock Tamales


  • 1Place beef flank steak in utility dish.
  • 2Combine lemon juice, olive oil, jalapeno peppers, cilantro, salt and pepper; pour over steak, turning to coat.
  • 3Cover and refrigerate 6 to 8 hours or overnight.
  • 4Prepare Salsa Sauce and Mock Tamales.
  • 5Remove steak from marinade and place on grid over medium coals; reserve marinade.
  • 6Place mock tamales around edge of grill.
  • 7Grill steak 12 to 15 minutes to desired doneness, turning once and basting, occasionally, with marinade.
  • 8Turn tamales halfway through cooking time.
  • 9Place steak and tamales on serving platter.
  • 10Spoon 1/4 cup Salsa Sauce over tamales.
  • 11Garnish platter with lemon slices, jalapeno peppers and cilantro sprigs.
  • 12Carve steak across the grain into thin slices.
  • 13Serve with remaining Salsa Sauce.
  • 14Salsa Sauce: Process 2 tomatoes, hull and tough skin removed and 3 large cloves garlic, peeled, in food processor or blender until pulverized.
  • 15Combine tomato mixture, 2 plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped, 3 jalapeno peppers, thin sliced; 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro; 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice; and 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.
  • 16Refrigerate, covered, 1 hour or overnight to blend flavors.
  • 17Makes 2 cups.
  • 18Mock Tamales: Combine 1 cup (4 ounces) EACH: grated sharp cheddar cheese and muenster cheese and 2 tablespoons minced green onions with tops.
  • 19Divide mixture evenly and put in center of each of 6-7" flour tortillas.
  • 20Fold bottom side of tortilla over filling.
  • 21Fold two sides over filling; then fold top side over filling, envelope fashion.
  • 22Wrap each tortilla in 8 by 12" piece of foil, twisting each end.

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About Mexican Flank Steak with Mock Tamales

Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy