Because naturally. Sliced steak with huge flavor just screams modern Mexican to me. Trendy Mexican? Fusion? I don't know. What I DO know is that I like it a lot.
Beef + huge flavor is the name of the game here, but the steak itself doesn't take a ton of time to make. Sear to medium-rare (or however you like steak), wait a few minutes before slicing, pair with tortillas or rice and any other toppings you like.
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- ½ teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon instant coffee powder
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon hot paprika
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
- ⅔ pound steak, about 1 inch thick, any kind that you like
- 2 tablespoons butter
- In a small dish, combine all the spices with your fingers. Taste the mixture, and add more salt if you'd like.
- Rub the spice mixture all over the steak on all sides. Let the steak rest on the counter while you preheat a cast iron or heavy skillet to medium-high heat. When the skillet is very hot, add the butter and let it foam and brown, then add the steak.
- Cook the steak for about 4 minutes on each side for medium-rare, adjusting the time to cook the steak to your preference. Only turn the steak once, this will allow the spices to get crusty and cook into the meat.
- When the meat is done, let it rest on a cutting board for 15-20 minutes, then thinly slice it. Save any juices that run out and pour over the steak before serving.
- Serve with your favorite Mexican-style meal. Enjoy!