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Old 10-16-2011, 04:10 AM   #1
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Steak Tacos using "Choice Chunk" Steak Cut

Great Steak Tacos (with “choice chunk” steak)

So a lot of people don’t buy choice chunk steak because it is a “cheap cut” but choice chunk is actually quite prefect for cooking certain things like Cuban Sandwiches and Steak tacos.

So the first step is too enderize the beef. Layer the top and bottom with salt for one hour for each inch of thickness

Wash the salt off thouroughly

Then take a sauté pan and mix a olive oil / canola oil blend with a tiny little garlic clove.

When you feel the garlic has permeated the oil. Throw it into the big pan.

And add the steak. Cook both sides until the steak starts to brown.

Finally on a cutting board and cube the steak into ½ millimeter cubes. Like a taco place would. And diced onion. (You can refrigerate this steak and use it for omelttes the next morning. )

Have ready green lettuce washed a can of corn and Newman’s Oil and Vinegar Dressing to top.

On the sautee pan use butter or shortener to lightly toast each side of the tortillas you use till it slightly starts to brown.

Now you have ever thing you need.

Final Step assemble your STEAK tacos.

Enjoy.

-Teeky

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Old 10-16-2011, 08:27 PM   #2
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sounds good to me. welcome
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:30 PM   #3
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Never heard of choice chunk. Did you mean choice grade chuck steak?

Also, salt doesn't act as a tenderizer but it's great for adding flavor.
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I'm confused. The recipe says cut into 1/2 millimeter cubes. Should it be 1/2 centimeter or 1/2 inch? 1/2 a millimeter is incredibly small.
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"Choice Chunk" is not a cut of meat. it's a marketing ploy to get folks to buy the leftovers after the beef is cut into the "real" cuts. If you go to the beef web site, you can see the whole steer broken down into the recognized cuts. There's no "choice chunk."
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Old 10-17-2011, 01:17 PM   #6
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Yes thanks for catching all the errors yes i did mean 1/2 cenimeter cubes not milimeter.

And yea this is a recipe that works great with a cheap cut of steak.

As for salt being a tenderizer. I got the idea from this article.


Steak Recipe: Turning Cheap "Choice" Steak into Gucci "Prime" Steak | Steamy Kitchen Recipes
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...As for salt being a tenderizer. I got the idea from this article.


Steak Recipe: Turning Cheap "Choice" Steak into Gucci "Prime" Steak | Steamy Kitchen Recipes

I disagree with that. That salt treatment will draw salt into the steak and improve the flavor but will not tenderize.
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Steak, for a Cuban sandwich?
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Steak, for a Cuban sandwich?
Right-O. There is no steak in a Cuban sandwich.

There is generally no salad in a taco, either.
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Steak, for a Cuban sandwich?
Cuban steak sandwiches were HUGE where I grew up.

Like this place

Photos for DOS Amigos Restaurant | Yelp

Dos Amigos in West New York, NJ

Ok point taken, what then is a better way to tenderize steak?
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Steak Tacos using "Choice Chunk" Steak Cut Great Steak Tacos (with “choice chunk” steak) So a lot of people don’t buy choice chunk steak because it is a “cheap cut” but choice chunk is actually quite prefect for cooking certain things like Cuban Sandwiches and Steak tacos. So the first step is too enderize the beef. Layer the top and bottom with salt for one hour for each inch of thickness Wash the salt off thouroughly Then take a sauté pan and mix a olive oil / canola oil blend with a tiny little garlic clove. When you feel the garlic has permeated the oil. Throw it into the big pan. And add the steak. Cook both sides until the steak starts to brown. Finally on a cutting board and cube the steak into ½ millimeter cubes. Like a taco place would. And diced onion. (You can refrigerate this steak and use it for omelttes the next morning. ) Have ready green lettuce washed a can of corn and Newman’s Oil and Vinegar Dressing to top. On the sautee pan use butter or shortener to lightly toast each side of the tortillas you use till it slightly starts to brown. Now you have ever thing you need. Final Step assemble your STEAK tacos. Enjoy. -Teeky 3 stars 1 reviews
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