20 July 2009


As an early birthday present, Jimbo got a grill, from his parents. So, the following weekend (last weekend) we tried it out with the Sharp's and Bindel's. I must say, I was incredibly proud of Jim for his grilling and menu that he prepared, especially since it as his first time. Jim made homemade guacamole, black refried beans, and Dr. Pepper Marinated Steak Tostadas. I know, it sounds different but it was SO GOOD! So, I thought I would share it with you:

Dr. Pepper Marinated Steak Tostadas
Meat and Marinade:
1 lb. skirt of flank steak
1 (16 0z.) bottle Dr. Pepper

1 tbsp. vegetable oil
8 (6 in.) corn tortillas
1 1/2 tsp. salt
4 tsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. black pepper
1 1/2 cups shredded Monterrey Jack Cheese

1. Pour Dr. Pepper over steak and refrigerate 4 to 12 hours.
2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry tortillas 8-10 seconds on each side. Season with 1/2 tsp. salt; drain on paper towel lined plate.
3. Prepare grill. Remove steak from marinade. Combine 1 tsp. salt, brown sugar and pepper. Rub on meat (we actually added a little extra of each of these to make sure it was good and covered). Grill meat 3-4 minutes on each side. Let rest 5 minutes before slicing.
4. To assemble tostadas, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place tortillas on baking sheets and sprinkle with cheeses. Slice steak into thin strips. Distribute among tortillas, and bake 5 to 6 minutes, until cheese melts.

They were oh so good! Let us know what you think!


Chelsea said...

Sounds excellent. We've been grilling a lot lately too. Last night I did some bacon wrapped back strap. I didn't like it, Stephen loved it. Our favorite is kabobs. We could eat those every night!

Jim Johnson said...

So you grilled then?! Another thing to mark off the 101 in 1001 list. Sarah and I have both asked off for the Galveston weekend so we are all set.

Veronica said...

Wow that sounds delicious!! I'll have to tell Jake to make them - he's the griller :)