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Beefsteak Yucatan

February 28, 2010

This recipe was as close to real steak as I ever ate in my childhood. Tough,  thinly-pounded round steak was marinated for hours in bottled lemon juice to tenderize. Mom’s new electric stove made sure it was overcooked.

Her recipe for Beefsteak Yucatan was scribbled on the back of this advertisement for the new ALL-ELECTRIC COOKING!

The fried banana garnish with its outrageously exotic dressing made with olive oil undoubtedly was responsible for my late life as a chef.

2 # round steak, 1/2 ” thick
2 lemons or enough juice to cover meat
1/2 c. bacon fat
1 large onion, minced
salt and pepper
1 fried egg per person
boiled rice
grated cheese
1 banana
Olive oil
Worchestershire Sauce

Pound steak thoroughly. Marinate in mixture of lemon juice, onion, salt and pepper for  3 hours. Fry in hot fat about 3 minutes on each side or as rareness desired. Serve on hot plate with fried egg nestled in boiled rice and covered with grated cheese.

In same plate, serve one banana cut lengthwise and fred about 1 minutes on each side until brown. Serve drizzled with olive oil and Worchestershire sauce.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. lster921 permalink
    February 28, 2010 7:47 am

    You just KNOW I am gonna try this, right?

  2. February 28, 2010 4:56 pm

    Good luck. The reason I became a chef was to avoid some of my Mom’s shoe leather dinners. The first time I had a rare steak, I was in La Fonda for my birthday and didn’t recognize it as beef. What a revelation.

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