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Mexican Steak Sandwich Recipe

Mexican Steak Sandwich 
Posted by: MountainMama Thur 10 Feb 2005 3:12 pm

1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup Orange juice, fresh 1 Lime, juice of
1 tbsp Garlic, chopped
2 tsp Ground cumin
1 tsp Chili powder
dash Tabasco sauce
1/4 cup Cilantro leaves, chopped
Black pepper

1 lb Skirt steak
8 slice Whole grain bread 1/2" thick
3/4 cup Refried beans
8 Romaine lettuce leaves, thinly shredded crosswise
4 Plum tomatoes, ripe, thinly sliced
3/4 cup Avocado, coarsely mashed
Salt Pepper

Marinade - combine all ingredients in a lg. bowl.

Sandwiches - cut the steak on the diagonal into 2 or 3 pieces depending on its length. Add steak to the marinade and coat well. Cover and let marinate at room temp for 2 hrs. or in the frig overnight. Bring to room temp before grilling. Preheat a grill w/hot coals. Shortly before serving, grill the steak for about 5 mins. per side for med-rare. Let the meat rest for about 10 mins. before slicing. Thinly slice on the diagonal and cover loosely with aluminum foil. Set aside. Just before serving, assemble the sandwiches: Lightly toast the bread and spread one side of each slice with a heaping tbsp of refried beans. Top each with shredded lettuce, and then tomato slices. With the back of a spoon, cover each sandwich with a heaping tbsp of mashed avocado. Divide the meat slices among the sandwiches, sprinkle w/salt and pepper and serve.

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