Tex Mex
Recipes for the Grill

Spending much of my childhood in Laredo, Texas, on the Mexican border, meals made from Tex Mex Recipes were as common to me as meatloaf and mashed potatoes are to most other Americans. They were so common, in fact, that we never called it "Tex-Mex" food. It was just dinner.

I have put together some Tex Mex Recipes that have withstood the test of time. They are for the grill but you can always adapt for indoor cooking. You can also adjust the heat level(the spicy kind) to your liking.

This is from an authentic Recipe for Mexican Steak, and has, over the years, grown into a Texas border favorite.

Steak Tampiquena, Tex-Mex Style

2-3 thin sliced quality cuts steak seasoning salt
1 minced small onion
3 chopped roma tomatoes
2 minced garlic cloves
2 (4 ounce) cans whole green chile peppers (not the chopped ones)
1 tablespoon olive oil
seasoning salt to taste
2-3 slices monterey jack pepper cheese

Heat olive oil in pan. Sautee onion, garlic and tomato for 3 minutes or until tender. Set mixture aside.

Get grill ready to cook.
Cut green chile into long strips and set aside. Sprinkle seasoning salt on both sides of steak.
Place steaks on grill over medium-hot to hot flames. Grill about five minutes for the first side. Flip and place mixture of tomato, onion and garlic evenly on broiled side of steaks. Top with 2-3 strips of green chile.

Place a slice of cheese on top of each steak where you cover the tomato/onion mixture and green chile strips with the cheese.

Grill until steak is done and cheese is melted, about 4 minutes.

This is another of the beef Tex Mex recipes and goes great with just about any grilled side dish.

Pepper Sirloin Steak Recipe

1 (approx. 3 pound) sirloin steak, 1 1/2 inches thick
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup minced onions
2 tablespoons dried parsley
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

Lightly slice or score edges of steak 1 inch apart to prevent curling.
Prepare grill.

Combine butter, parsley, onion,& Worcestershire sauce, pepper and mustard in a small sauce pan. Heat, stirring contantly, until butter melts.
Reserve 1/4 butter mixture. Place steak on grill and brush with butter mixture. Cook, basting frequently with butter mixture, about 5-6 minutes per side.

Remove steak and let sit about 10 minutes. Cut thin 1/4" slices across the grain. Sprinkle reserved butter mixture over steak.

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