So, we’ve been talking a lot about what to do with leftover steaks. Sister-in-law Chef Sandy has a fantastic idea for steak chalupas you can make from any steak you have in the fridge.
Check out what she has to say!
Leftover Steak Chalupas
When I cook, I like to cook green and thriftily. Healthy, conscious of our environment, not wasteful of food or energy resources (or my own efforts.) So if I am firing up the grill, I like to make sure that I am using most of the square footage (square inchage, to be exact…) of the heated grill grate. Often times we end up with leftovers, which just happens to make the next nights’ dinner easier, right? Who can argue with that?
This week we had t-bone steaks from the grill one night, standard meal with baked potato and salad. I had purchased an extra one, knowing exactly how much would fit on our grill. The one very large t-bone that I knew was going to be leftover from our meal I took off the grill a little early – a little rare for our liking, because I knew it was going to be heated up when it made an appearance later in the week.
Two nights later, when time was short and everyone was hungry, I just had to heat up some chalupa shells in the oven for 5 minutes, heat up some black beans with salsa in the microwave and toss together a quick Mexican-inspired salad to make a tasty treat. I did sauté some onions, and would have added a bell pepper if I had had one handy, then while they were cooking I sliced up that leftover steak and added it to the hot skillet just for a second to warm up the meat.
Dena here again. I always marvel at how Sandy (and so many of you!) can think outside the box. I love the standards, but I can easily get stuck making the same things over and over again.
That’s why I need this blog. And Sandy. And you. To help me keep it fresh and interesting around here.
Thanks for the ideas!!