Ingredients

How to make it

  • Cut the steaks along the grain into 2 inch pieces. Put the meat in a
  • saucepan with the onion, cilantro, garlic, and salt. Barely cover
  • with water. Simmer until tender — about 25 minutes for skirt steak and 35 for flank.
  • Allow meat to cool in broth. When cool enough to handle, remove from broth. Strain broth and set aside. Remove any gristle from meat and shred the meat roughly. Set it aside.
  • In a heavy pan, heat the lard, add onion and garlic, and fry gently
  • without browning until translucent. Add tomatoes and continue cooking over high heat, stirring from time to time, until mixture has reduced and thickened (about 8 minutes).
  • Add the shredded meat, chiles, cilantro, and broth. Taste for salt. Cook over medium heat, covered, for about 5 minutes longer.
  • *I have used white onions and yellow onions for this recipe, and the dish tasted just fine to me, treating yellow and white onions as interchangeable with no ill effects. I also didn't have any pickled serranos on hand, so I used whole jalepeños. I served it up on sopes, but it would also go well with gorditas, rice or served as soft tacos. (For tacos, you may want to shred it more finely.)

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    " It was excellent "
    justjakesmom ate it and said...
    How'd I miss this?! Sounds and LOOKS great, Annie. I bet I could do this in the crockpot too. High 5!
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  • lilliancooks 9 years ago
    Looks and sounds delicious!
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    " It was excellent "
    pleclare ate it and said...
    Looks delish!
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    " It was excellent "
    mommyluvs2cook ate it and said...
    I made this and it was perfect to put in tacos! Delicious! I've never cooked flank steak this way and it was soooo good! Put in a homemade tortilla and topped with shredded cheese and homemade salsa and served with refried beans. Hope you like the pic.! My IMI review Salpicon De Res
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    " It was excellent "
    marky90 ate it and said...
    Beautiful and another great recipe from you. Your food and style is Up and beyond! This is great, trendy classic stuff. You need to open a place!
    Hugs-Marky
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    " It was excellent "
    jenniferbyrdez ate it and said...
    Love this.
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    Nice recipe hon...you got my 5 Joymarie
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    " It was excellent "
    marky90 ate it and said...
    Beautiful, fantastic..
    On my next dinner party menu.. A Hit!
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