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How to make vaca frita

Make Vaca Frita

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The cast

The cast

I will be making this in my beloved pressure cooker. If you don't have one, don't worry fill any pot you have with water. I filled my pot up with cold water

I will be making this in my beloved pressure cooker. If you don't have one, don't worry fill any pot you have with water. I filled my pot up with cold water

Now let's take the flank steak and give it a good wash with cold water. When done set it aside

Now let's take the flank steak and give it a good wash with cold water. When done set it aside

Take your onion and cut it in half

Take your onion and cut it in half

Do the same with the green pepper cut in fourths.\u263a\ufe0f

Do the same with the green pepper cut in fourths.☺️

Like so, set aside

Like so, set aside

I cut mine into three long vertical pieces

I cut mine into three long vertical pieces

And one cut horizontally!

And one cut horizontally!

For this recipe I will be using my pressure cooker it cuts my cooking time in half! 👏👏☺️ you can do this in any pot as well & boil the flank until tender about 3-4hrs, depending how big the flank is

Let's add 1 chopped onion into the boiling water

Let's add 1 chopped onion into the boiling water

Add the chopped green pepper

Add the chopped green pepper

The garlic cloves

The garlic cloves

And the bay leaf

And the bay leaf

Continue on with the cumin

Continue on with the cumin

The oregano

The oregano

The pepper corns

The pepper corns

And salt to taste, bring to a boil

And salt to taste, bring to a boil

Now carefully immerse your flank steak into the water

Now carefully immerse your flank steak into the water

Like so\u263a\ufe0f. If your not cooking the flank in a pressure cooker you will need to cook it for at least 4hrs replacing the water as needed.

Like so☺️. If your not cooking the flank in a pressure cooker you will need to cook it for at least 4hrs replacing the water as needed.

It is time to pressurize!!\u263a\ufe0f\u263a\ufe0f

It is time to pressurize!!☺️☺️

Now let's prepare the mojo while the beef is cooking. Grate your garlic

Now let's prepare the mojo while the beef is cooking. Grate your garlic

To the grated garlic add the oil

To the grated garlic add the oil

Add the lime juice

Add the lime juice

Add the sour orange

Add the sour orange

The salt

The salt

The cumin

The cumin

Stir this well

Stir this well

Take the flank steaks and put them on a plate, let them cool slightly

Take the flank steaks and put them on a plate, let them cool slightly

Spread each one gently without tearing them apart.

Spread each one gently without tearing them apart.

After they are all spread add some pepper to each side

After they are all spread add some pepper to each side

Remember that mojo we made? Well go get it and add some to each of the steaks, leave some for the onions.\ud83d\ude09

Remember that mojo we made? Well go get it and add some to each of the steaks, leave some for the onions.😉

Now let's slice the onion (this recipe asks for one sliced onion. Feel free to use more than 1)\ud83d\ude09

Now let's slice the onion (this recipe asks for one sliced onion. Feel free to use more than 1)😉

Like this or how ever you want

Like this or how ever you want

Put it in a dish

Put it in a dish

Add some of that mojo to the sliced onions, stir and set aside for now.

Add some of that mojo to the sliced onions, stir and set aside for now.

Take a pan set it over medium high heat. Pour about 1 heaping tbs of oil

Take a pan set it over medium high heat. Pour about 1 heaping tbs of oil

Add the marinated flank steak and allow it to cook until nice and crispy

Add the marinated flank steak and allow it to cook until nice and crispy

All the steaks are cooked. We will saute the onions in the same pan. Lower the heat to medium and add some more oil. About 1 tbs

All the steaks are cooked. We will saute the onions in the same pan. Lower the heat to medium and add some more oil. About 1 tbs

Add the sweet onions and allow it to cook for several minutes.

Add the sweet onions and allow it to cook for several minutes.

Add 1 crushed garlic clove(optional)

Add 1 crushed garlic clove(optional)

Mix it in well

Mix it in well

Add some onions to the top of your steaks

Add some onions to the top of your steaks

And enjoy

And enjoy

Serve with some white rice and black beans. Yum

  • 1/2lb Flank steak
  • 2.0 onions, l med & 1 lge
  • 1.0 Med. green pepper
  • 1/4tsp Ground cumin
  • 1/4tsp Oregano
  • 1.0 Bay leaf
  • 10.0 Peppercorns
  • Salt to taste
  • MOJO
  • 4.0Tbsp Olive oil
  • 2.0tsp Garlic cloves, minced
  • 4.0tsp Lime juice
  • 4.0tsp Sour orange
  • 1/4tsp Cumin
  • 1.0tsp Salt or to taste
  • 1.0 Lge Onion, sliced