Saturday, January 29, 2011

Leftover Steak Salad

I had a couple of leftover T-bone steaks in the fridge and had to come up with a way to use them up. When I was in Salt Lake City with Sarah looking for wedding dresses we ate at The Cheesecake Factory and I got the Santa Fe Chicken Salad that has a Cilantro dressing on it. So I thought why not try something like that but with steak. Here's what I came up with, turned out Yummo if you ask me!

Leftover Steak Salad

Ingredients for the dressing:
1/2 cup Real Mayonaise
1 Tablespoon Lime juice
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 chipotle pepper with a little adobo sauce (save the rest in the freezer for use at another time)
1 heaping Tablespoon minced cilantro (I use the pre-chopped stuff you can get in a tube in the produce section at walmart, or use half a bunch fresh cilantro, chopped)
1/2  to 1 teaspoon sugar (depends on your taste and how sweet you like your dressing)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
a little olive oil

Salad ingredients:
Leftover steak, sliced thinly (I had 2 T-bone steaks)
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 can corn, drained
1 bag salad mix
grated cheese
3 corn tortillas, sliced as thinly as possible

Preheat oven to 350.
Spray baking sheet with non-stick spray, add Tortilla strips and spray with more nonstick spray until the strips are well coated, and sprinkle with salt. Bake in hot oven for 10 to 12 minutes until good and crispy.
For the salad dressing, combine all the ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth. Add a little olive oil if the mixture is a bit too thick. Set aside.
Add a little dollop of olive oil to a hot skillet and then toss in the steak, stir fry a minute or two to heat up steak and crisp the edges.
When you are ready to eat, add the bag of salad in a large bowl with the beans and corn. Pour the dressing over this and toss all together until everything is well coated with the dressing.
Place on serving plates, sprinkle with cheese then add steak to each portion. Top with crispy tortilla strips and Enjoy!
This makes  2 or 3 large portions, but when that's all you're having for dinner, that's all you need right?

No comments:

Post a Comment