Beef Tostadas al la Jamie

So wanted to make some Tostadas and got the inspiration to make these from the internet, just made them up and made them my own, this is what I did…

So I wanted to make like a sour cream, or creamy sauce, so I just made this sauce up.

I took some Greek Yogurt,
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about 1/2 a cup
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then took some Tabasco, the chipotle flavor (my fav)
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I didn’t measure, I just did it on taste! Added the Tabasco to the yogurt = spicy!
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and mixed
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I also added in a little lemon juice
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and mixed it allllll together
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and let it chill in fridge until you are ready for it!

Next I made my own Tostada tortillas

Heated some oil in a pan, filled the pan 1/2 way and heated it to medium high heat, I used canola oil

grabbed some corn tortillas and threw those in the oil after 15-20 minutes each, one at a time (make sure that oil is nice and hot)
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Fry them babies a minute or 2 on one side then flip them. I cooked mine for about 4-5 minutes total

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You want them to be sturdy so you can pile a bunch of goodies on top

Then drain on paper towels, like so
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Fry as many tortillas as you think you will need, I did like 8-10
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So the meat I used was flat-iron steak, I pulled the meat out while I was doing the tortillas, to take the chill off the meat from the fridge!

I seasoned my meat with Salt, pepper, Garlic salt and this seasoning that Normy and I got from the farmers market from the Green Chili people (its spicy and yummy)
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I seasoned both sides with the salt and pepper and garlic salt and only one side with the other seasoning (it’s pretty strong)

Then I cut the steak in half in order for it to fit in my grill pan…
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Now I heated my cast iron, grill pan to HIGH heat

I sprayed it with a little non stick spray and get that baby smoking hot!
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throw the steaks in with the seasoning side to the grill pan first and cook for about 5-7 minutes
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(when I cooked this I did the steak 2-3 minutes each side and it wasn’t long enough so I had to throw it back in, so I am telling you on here 5-7 minutes and that will get you to medium, red inside, but not bloody ewww)

Then flip them steaks
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MMMM at this point, I think our smoke alarm went off and the apt was all smokey! gotta love cast iron grill pans!
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Then once it’s cooked to your liking, to your doneness

Take it off the grill pan, or grill and let it rest on a cutting board for about 5-7 minutes, so the juices can redistribute
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then once you let it sit for a few then I have Normy cut the meat into thin strips, he’s better at this than me, so I always have him do it
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Slice all the meat up
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I also had other topping for our tostadas

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Diced Red onion
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sliced jalapeno
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Cilantro
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Homemade Guacamole
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Freshly grated extra sharp cheddar cheese (I like freshly grated cheese as it doesn’t have that gross white powder crap that the pre-shreeded cheese does, probably better for you too)
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Chopped tomatoes
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and then the yogurt sauce I made before
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so take some of the sliced meat
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and place it on a tortilla
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then add some onions
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Tomatoes
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cheese
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cilantro
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Guacamole, yogurt sauce and jalapeno
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after having one Tostada, I found it was better to cube the meat up instead of strips, easier to eat!
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and there you have it! Beef Tostadas al la Jamie!

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