Aporreadillo Con Salsa Verde (Shredded Steak & Eggs with Green Salsa)
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Total Recipe Time: 2-3/4 to 3-1/4 hours
Makes 8 servings
1 beef Flank Steak (about 2 pounds)
3-1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
2 cups beef broth
2 cloves garlic, minced, divided
6 medium tomatillos, husks removed, cut in half
3 serrano peppers, cut lengthwise in half, seeded
1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
6 eggs, beaten
Tortillas, refried beans, lime wedges
|1.||Cut 1 onion in half. Chop remaining onion; set onion aside. Heat 1-1/2 teaspoons oil in stockpot over medium heat until hot. Place beef steak in stockpot; brown evenly. |
|2.||Add onion halves, broth and 1 clove minced garlic to stockpot. Season with salt, as desired; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 2-1/4 to 2-3/4 hours or until steak is fork-tender. |
|3.||Remove steak; cool slightly. Strain and reserve 2 cups cooking liquid. Cut steak lengthwise in half; shred with 2 forks. Set aside. |
|4.||Meanwhile, preheat broiler according to manufacturer's directions. Place tomatillos and peppers, cut side down, on baking sheet so surface of vegetables are about 4 inches from heat. Broil about 5 minutes or until skins are blackened. Place tomatillos and peppers in food processor or blender container; set aside. |
|5.||Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion; cook and stir until tender. Add remaining 1 clove minced garlic; cook and stir until onion is golden. Add onion mixture to food processor container; pour in enough reserved cooking liquid to cover vegetables. Cover; process until smooth. Season with salt and ground black pepper, as desired. Pour tomatillo mixture and remaining reserved cooking liquid into same skillet; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes or until mixture thickens and darkens. Stir in cilantro; season with salt, as desired. Set aside. Keep warm.
|6.||Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in another large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shredded beef; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until browned. Pour eggs over beef. Reduce heat to medium; cook and stir until eggs are set. Season with salt, as desired. |
|7.||Spoon beef mixture onto plates; top with salsa. Serve with suggestions, as desired.|
Nutrition information per serving: 289 calories; 17 g fat (5 g saturated fat; 5 g monounsaturated fat); 200 mg cholesterol; 326 mg sodium; 5 g carbohydrate; 1.1 g fiber; 30 g protein; 7.4 mg niacin; 0.6 mg vitamin B6; 1.8 mcg vitamin B12; 2.4 mg iron; 39.4 mcg selenium; 4.9 mg zinc.
This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, selenium and zinc; and a good source of iron.