Thursday, June 25, 2009

Steak Sandwiches on a Budget

Due to our various dietary and financial restrictions here at home, I sometimes have to think outside the box to create a meal that suits our needs. This one was quite successful and has been served frequently this spring. Its not terribly difficult if you plan ahead. Its great with a side of slaw or cucumber salad.

First you need to make a batch of Whole Wheat Tortillas.
Set those aside and have them ready when you want to make dinner.


1 large steak(sirloin, ribeye, any kind) still slightly frozen
3 T olive oil
1 super large sweet onion, sliced thin
1 large red pepper, cored, sliced in strips
1 large green pepper, cored, sliced in strips
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 T chili powder
1 cup of shredded or sliced cheese(we prefer provolone, but mozarella is good too)
salt to taste

Slice the steak into thin strips and then cut into 2-3" lengths. Heat a large skillet with olive oil over medium high heat. Add onion and peppers and saute till tender/crisp. Add the chili powder, garlic and the meat and cook till meat is done. Sprinkle lightly with salt. Lay or sprinkle cheese over the top of the meat and veggie mixture, do not stir. Cover skillet and remove from heat. Allow cheese to melt.

To serve, spoon meat mixture into a tortilla. Add lettuce and tomato if desired. Fold filled tortilla in half or roll up to serve.

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