La Hacienda de los Barrios’ Cortadillo estilo Zuazua
La Hacienda de los Barrios serves up so much more than mouthwatering Tex-Mex food. This San Antonio gem has a stunning patio with live music every night of the week. This cortadillo estilo Zuazua is a beloved Barrios family recipe. Think of it like a Mexican stir-fry: beef is sautéed with onions, peppers and oregano until juicy and tender. Serve fajita-style with warm tortillas, like we do here, or on a bed of cilantro rice. *This recipe has been altered to keep the Turkey Leg Hut’s original recipe a secret 
Servings
6servings
Servings
6servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a large deep skillet or a Dutch oven, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over moderate heat. Season the beef with the garlic powder, salt and pepper. Working in batches, sear the beef, turning occasionally, until browned on all sides, 6 to 8 minutes per batch. Transfer to a bowl and repeat with the remaining tenderloin. Return all the meat to the pan, reserving the juices in the bowl.
  2. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil to the pan, then add the tomatoes and onion. Cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the tomato begins to break down and the onion is tender, about 8 minutes. Return the reserved juices to the pan, along with the oregano and 1 cup of water. Bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat to moderately-low and simmer until the beef is tender and cooked through, 5 to 10 minutes. Place the skillet right on the table and serve with warm tortillas.
Recipe Notes

This recipe is courtesy of La Hacienda de los Barrios.

Photo credit belongs to Sweet Life Bake.