Chopped steak is one of those things that can never go wrong. It is cheap, it is flavorful and unlike a real steak, you cannot cook it wrong. (well, I guess if you try really hard you can but..) I love to make this for my kids because it’s always tender and that makes it so easy for them to eat, they love it!
Now, for the grown-ups, I like to make a batch of my Ranchero Sauce and pour it all over my steak. There are many versions of ranchero sauce, some people like it really spicy, some people like more of a tomato taste but there’s no right or wrong, and I just like a happy medium.
I like sauteeing the peppers and onions in a large skillet until they get a little brown. I boil the tomatoes and them blend them with garlic and spices. Add them tomatoes to the peppers and let it cook low and slow, (or not so if you’re in a hurry) so perfect and delicious!
This salsa is great for Chopped Steak but another favorite way to use it is, with Huevos Rancheros. Give it a try!
Full recipe below.
Chopped Steak Ranchero
Category: Main Dishes
For the Sauce
3 very ripe Roma tomatoes
1 teaspoon oil
1 garlic clove
1/4 teaspoon cumin
salt and pepper to taste
For the Chopped Steak
1 to 1 1/2lb ground chuck
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
pepper to taste
1 teaspoon of oil
In a small saucepan add the tomatoes and enough water to cover them. Boil until the skin starts to break.
Cut the jalapeños in half, lengthwise, and remove the seeds and veins. (leave some if you want a hot sauce) Thinly slice it and set apart.
Slice the onion thinly, just like the jalapeños and ser apart.
In a medium skillet add 1 teaspoon of oil and bring it to medium-high heat.
Add the onions and peppers and cook until tender and brown.
In a blender, add the cook tomatoes, garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth.
Add the sauce to the peppers and onions and simmer on low while you make the chopped steak.
Heat a medium skillet on medium-high heat and add 1 teaspoon of oil.
In a mixing bowl, add the meat, mustard, salt, and pepper. Mix with your hands and form patties, Shape them like steak. Depends on the size, you should get between 3-4 steaks. Cook until done.
Pour the sauce over the steaks (remove the excess of fat) and serve.