Each year a neighbor in our section of the Colorado Mountains holds a themed Dead Of The Winter party. This year there was an Immigrant theme with each couple challenged to bring a dish from the nation of their family’s origin and to dress as their immigrant forebearer.
Our host provided a dish that I have enjoyed previously called “Steak a la chicana” There was an additional surprise this time since he has shared the recipe. There were Swedish, German, Norwegian and Italian dishes at the dinner and it all worked well but the “Steak a la chicana” was a stand out.
Rich’s Steak a la chicana for a party
Tri-Tip strips (the large package from Costco)
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 cans “Stewed tomatoes.”
Red chili powder, 2 tablespoons
1 or 2 chopped jalapeno peppers (check to see how hot they are before deciding on 1 or 2)
Step 1. Brown the tri-tip on the grill and seal in the moisture.
Step 2. Remove from grill and slice into 1/2 inch thick small pieces.
Step 3. Put into a crock pot at a high setting
Step 4. Add the remaining ingredients and start cooking. Stir every hour.
Step 5. Use a the high setting for 2 hours and then set to low for about 3 more hours
Step 6. Taste along the way after 3 hours in the pot. The meat should become tender.
Step 7. Add 1 0r 2 tablespoons of flour to thicken the sauce
Serve by itself or inside a burrito with a slice of Jack cheese.
At the party the service was as a Burrito. Included in the service, was several minutes of instruction as to how I should correctly roll my R’s when saying burrito. I almost have it
If you are not having a party and the big Costco package of Tri Tip strips is too much, a Skirt Steak will also work well.