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Sobrebarriga (Colombian Flank Steak)

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“This Colombian dish has the true flavors of the area. For some reason butchers here in the U.S.of A. have quit cutting Flank Steak and are pushing Sirloin, etc (A more expensive cut of meat). When i can't find the flank steak, I will use the Skirt Steak intended for use with fajitas.”
2hrs 45mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Marinate the meat overnight with the salt, pepper, vegetable oil, onions, celery, garlic, and tomatoes.
  2. The next day, heat 3 tsp oil over high heat in a heavy Dutch oven and add the steak; brown it quickly on all sides without burning.
  3. Transfer the steak to a plate and sauté the vegetables until they are soft but not brown.
  4. Return the meat to the Dutch oven. Pour in the water and beer and bring to a boil.
  5. Cover the Dutch oven and cook slowly for about two hours until the meat is tender. The last hour of cooking add the final ½ tsp of salt and the 1 tsp of ground cumin.
  6. Finally remove the flank steak and put on an oven-proof plate. Top with onions, etc., and brown under the broiler.

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