Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Cilantro Lime Pork Steaks

A fun take on Mexican dining, this refreshing recipe makes an inexpensive cut of meat - the pork steak - take center stage and the bold flavor of lime and cilantro marry well with inexpensive sides like tortillas (36 ct. for $1.09), rice (pennies per serving), and refried beans ($.69 a pound), and all your favorite taco toppings.

Super easy to entertain with, this looks and tastes like you've slaved over the meal while keeping your energy, and money, safe for another day!
Serve with your favorite Margaritas for a refreshing end to a hot day.

4 pork steaks, approximately 1 3/4 to 2 pounds ($3.20)
juice of 3 limes ($.15)
3-4 T. olive oil ($.25)
1 1/2 T. minced garlic (about 3-4 large cloves) ($.20)
1 to 1 1/2 tsp. ancho chile powder ($.05)
1 1/2 tsp. salt ($.05)
2 T. finely chopped cilantro ($.10)

Zest 2 of the limes, then juice yur limes into a large bowl.

Combine all ingredients except pork steaks and whisk well until a thick marinade comes together. Marinade pork in this mixture for 2-3 hours. Grill or pan fry over medium heat until seared on one side and turn over, cook another 3-4 minutes to sear the other side.

Serve with tortillas, beans, rice, fresh salsa, shredded lettuce, black olives, and sour cream.

Yields: 4 servings
Cost: $4.00
Cost per serving: $1.00

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