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Steak Fajitas

In Beef on March 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm

20120322-214721.jpgSteak Fajitas

You’ll need:

  • 1.5lb thin cut steak (sirloin works well)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • garlic powder
  • oil for frying
  • tortillas
What to do:
  1. Fry on medium-high (6-6.5) with a tiny bit of oil in a large pan stirring constantly for 4 minutes
  2. Enjoy

Quacamole Salad

    Shout out to sous chef MarcPaperScissor for the guacamole salad.
  • fresh lettuce
  • avocado
  • onions
  • tomatoes
  • green and yellow peppers
  • cucumbers
  1. Chop everything
  2. Mash it up in a big bowl
  3. Refrigerate for an hour for best result


Cost: ~$12

Serving size: 3-4


Signature Top Round

In Beef on January 22, 2010 at 5:54 pm

Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends. We’re so glad you could attend. Come inside, come inside.
Rob’s Gotta Eat is BACK!
After a vigorous finals week, a lengthy winter break, and a dedicated start to this new semester, I’m ready to upload a few meals again.

My new theme this semester is SIMPLICITY. Which translates to as INEXPENSIVE as possible.

You’d be surprised how just a little salt and pepper can go a long way.

Serving Size: 3 Men

Total Prep/Cook Time: 15-20 min


  • Top Round
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Signature Steak Sauce

Marinate the meat over night (if you can; the longer the better). Season with salt and pepper on both sides before placing it on the grill at 325 degrees. Cook for about 7-9 minutes depending on thickness. No finished product picture because we devoured it!


Total Cost per Person: $ 3

Top Round

In Beef on November 7, 2009 at 3:07 am

These bad boys were chilling in my freezer for far too long, they must be cooked.

Marinated the heavy slabs  of meat and some veggies in my own special little blend of simple ingredients and it came out great, a real hit!

Rob’s Gotta Eat Original

Serving Size: 3 Men

Total Prep/Cook time: 25 min


  • 2 FAT top round steaks
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • lime juice
  • dried minced onions
  • garlic salt
  • onions and peppers

Marinate the goods in the stuff for as long as you can.  Fire up the grill to 325 degrees and cook everything for about 6-7 minutes on each side (depending on thickness)

For the fries, just slice you potatoes about 1/6 of an inch thick and place them on a greased baking sheet. Use what ever spices you like here really. I go with garlic salt, a little blackened seasoning (for a kick), maybe a little crushed black pepper. Put them in the oven on 400 degrees for about 9 minutes and then flip them and top with a little brown sugar. Pop them back in for about 5 more minutes, keeping an eye on them. PRIME TIME!

Average Cost per Person:~$3-4


In Beef on November 7, 2009 at 3:05 am

DRY SPICE RUB! OH BABY! This is a Rob’s Gotta Eat original.

Publix had these nice NY strips. I simply couldn’t resist!

Serving Size: 3 Men

Total Prep/Cook time: 20 min


  • 3 NY strip steaks
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp blackened seasoning
    • salt, paprika, cayenne pepper, onion and garlic powder, black pepper, oregano, thyme
  • 1 tbsp John Henry Texas Rob
    • sugar, salt, brown sugar, paprika, smoke flavor, garlic and onion powder, lemon oil
  • 2-3 tbsp McCormick Spicy Montreal Steak Rub

Mix the ingredients and pour them over the steak. Rub it in thoroughly with your fingers on all sides. Fire up the grill to 325 degrees and cook for about 4-5 minutes each side, depending on thickness. Easy!

Served with corn and grilled onions and peppers.

Average Cost per Person:~$3-4

Buttery Garlic Porterhouse Steaks

In Beef on November 4, 2009 at 3:00 am

ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT! Finally, I know. Sorry if any of you missed me for a few days.  I had a test this week and last weekend was Halloween. A lot of fun to be had, but then it was time to get down to business.  I purchased the Smokin’ Notes for my micro economics test which was today (Wednesday).  I got an A…..minus, but I suppose its nothing to frown about.  I think what gave me the brain power to succeed was this fine porterhouse steak that I had for lunch with some onions and peppers. First time I have had steak for lunch all semester.  What’s more, I rode my bike to campus a few hours before the test and camped out up on the top floor of the Reitz Union and got some good practice in.

This is really simple. Just put butter and minced garlic down in the pan on low heat and then once the butter melted turned it up to medium. Put the onions, peppers, and steak in. Add a little Worcestershire sauce on top and you got it made.


Average Cost per Person:~$3


NY Strip Steaks with Potato Party

In Beef on November 2, 2009 at 11:00 pm

Speedy post, so I can catch up.

NY Strip steaks on sale at Publix. I stocked up so don’t worry I’ll teach you how to make this one soon.

The sweet potato fries have become a daily thing.

Average Cost per Person:~$4-5

Loaded Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries

In Beef on November 2, 2009 at 10:57 pm

Speedy post, so I can catch up.

I’ll give you a little more info here cause I know it looks interesting.


  • 90/10!!!!! Ground Sirloin (on SALE!)
  • chorizo, chopped
  • red onion, chopped
  • green pepper, chopped
  • ricotta cheese, fresh grated
  • bread crumbs
  • onion(and/or)garlic powder
  • McCormick hamburger spice mix
  • baby swiss
  • bacon
  • toasted onion rolls
  • sweet potatoes

Average Cost per Person:~$4-5

Cheese Steak with Sweet Potato Fries

In Beef on October 31, 2009 at 12:54 am

Speedy post, so I can catch up.

Philly Cheese Steaks and Sweet Potato Fries!

Average Cost per Person:~$4

Rob’s Rub

In Beef on October 26, 2009 at 4:43 am

DRY SPICE RUB! OH BABY! This is a Rob’s Gotta Eat original.

After passing our soccer referee certification test and receiving our patches, Dan and I hit the gym to strengthen our pectoralis major.  Jah-el returned from down south and organized a soccer game for 9pm.  We played around for a bit, kicked some balls, and then went home to clean up before dinner.  I had 2 FAT steaks defrosted, but not marinated.  Perfect time for a dry rub!

Serving Size: 2 Men

Total Prep/Cook time: 25 min


  • 2 THICK top sirloin steak
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp blackened seasoning
    • salt, paprika, cayenne pepper, onion and garlic powder, black pepper, oregano, thyme
  • 1 tbsp John Henry Texas Rob
    • sugar, salt, brown sugar, paprika, smoke flavor, garlic and onion powder, lemon oil
  • 2-3 tbsp McCormick Spicy Montreal Steak Rub

Pound down the meat to tenderize. Mix the ingredients and pour them over the steak. Rub it in thoroughly with your fingers on all sides. Fire up the grill to 350 degrees and cook for about 9-10 minutes each side, depending on thickness. Easy!

Served with corn, broccoli with cheese, and a croissant.

Average Cost per Person:~$4-5

Inside Out Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries

In Beef on October 23, 2009 at 1:57 am

For today’s lesson in biology lab, we walked down through some wooded area on campus and had to identify different trees, plants, and vines.  It wasn’t the coolest of afternoons, but bearable none the less.  After class, I met up with Ed at the HUB and we proceeded to return to El Palacio.

Laying on the couch while watching the food network has become a great source of inspiration.  I saw Guy Fieri make these bad boys and was hooked instantly.  We went to the Woodlands gym to enhance all the heads of both our bi- and triceps.  A quick Publix run ensued and we were set…and hungry.

Serving Size: 5 Men

Total Prep/Cook time: 30 min


  • 2.5 lb 80/20 ground chuck
  • A few handfuls of bread crumbs
  • A few sprinkles of garlic and/or onion powder
  • 5 kaiser rolls
  • 3 lb sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 link chorizo, chopped
  • 1 package bacon, chopped
  • 1 white onion, chopped

Start out by preheating the oven to 400 degrees. Peel the sweet potatoes, slice them in half the long way and place the halves down flat. Slice those into 5 equal pieces, thus creating fries. Now place your fries in a large bowl and toss them around in the oil and spice with salt and pepper to taste. Pop those in the oven and set a timer for 15 MINUTES. Fire up a burner on medium heat and place your chopped ingredients in a large pan, mix around to ensure all the bacon renders, but doesn’t crisp, roughly 10 minutes.(the choirzo should be down around the same time). Now, take the good stuff out of the pan and place it on a plate with paper towel, allowing it to drip and dry. (this make take 4+ sheets). In a large bowl, mush together the ingredients and separate what you’ve got now into 10 equally sized patties (tops and bottoms). Try to create  a little crater in the meat, or build a city way of sorts around the edges of the patties. Place a pile of the good stuff in each crater and put the tops halves on. Pinch together the sides and work it with your hands to reform the ultimate handful of deliciousness (U-HOD)

Around this time your first 15 MINUTES is up. Take out the fries and flip them all, adding more spice if you see fit. Pop them back in and set 20 MINUTE timer.   NOW….In the same pan as before (which still has a lot of flavor in it), cook your U-HODs for about 5-6 minutes each side and then place them on a baking sheet and put them in the oven with the fries. When the timer goes off, it all should be about ready.

Served with extra good stuff on top, lettuce, and ketchup.


Average Cost per Person:~$4

Burgers and Baked Potatoes

In Beef on October 19, 2009 at 5:04 am

How can you go wrong with burgers?  Especially, when Jaime and I work together using her padre’s great recipe.  The trick is to add some bread crumbs and garlic powder to the patties so they hold together really well.  On top of all this, Idaho potatoes were on sale at Publix!

Private work out at the Estates gym=no shirts=see muscles working in mirrors=ladies swoon.


  • 2lb ground chuck
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 onions
  • 1 package baby bella mushrooms
  • 5 Idaho potatoes

The potatoes take about 20-30 minutes, so wrap them in foil and throw them in the over at 375 degrees. Don’t be afraid to get your hands messy. (Well, after washing them first.) Put your meat in a big bowl and mush it around with your hands. Add the bread crumbs and garlic powder and mush some more. Make nice portioned patties and arrange them on a plate while firing up the grill to 375 degrees.  In a large pan, on medium high heat, add a little vegetable oil as well as your onions and mushrooms. (Spice with garlic salt, salt, and pepper). Grill your burgers for about 8-9 minutes each side (depending on thickness). Add the mushrooms and onions (and cheese if you like).

Served with baked potatoes with sour cream and shredded cheese.

Average Cost per Person:~$2-3

Buttery Garlic Porterhouse Steak

In Beef on October 18, 2009 at 1:41 am


GAME DAY!  Woke up and went to the gym with Dan to enhance the three heads of our deltoids. Harry, Dan, Jaime, and I then went to campus to revel in the pandemonium.  We met up with Rood and went back to his place to watch the game and kick back.  At half time, we went to the Reggae Cafe for lunch…..Jerk Chicken Sandwich. MMMMMMMM!

I was already tired after the long day and starting to get hungry again.  It didn’t take much to make these and they tasted great in under 15 minutes.

Tomorrow, I swear that I’ll study for physics.


  • 3 porterhouse steaks, sliced thin (about .6 lb per)
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • Salt and pepper

Get a large pan on the burner on medium heat.  Melt the butter in the pan and add the good stuff. Cook the steaks for about 4 minutes each side, swirl the steaks around to get that nice color. Pour remaining garlic butter over the steaks..

Served with edamame.

Average Cost per Person:~$5

London Broil

In Beef on October 10, 2009 at 2:07 am

Best deal on I could find this week on meat was for this 2 pound slab of top round London broil.  Decided to go with a dry rub on this one and it turned out quite flavorful.  Next time, I would use a little less chili powder and a little more garlic powder.

  • 2 lbs top round London broil
  • 2 tbs chili powder
  • 1 tbs garlic powder
  • 1 tbs oregano
  • 1 tbs paprika
  • Few pinches of salt
  • Many turns of the pepper grinder

The Dry Rub

In a small bowl, combing all the spices and mix thoroughly.  After pounding the meat for a while, place it in a dish and coat it with about 2 table spoons of olive oil (this is so the dry rub will stick). Dump half the spices on top and rub it in vigorously, flip it and do the same.  This will create a nice crust on the meat.

With the grill on 325 degrees, allow to cook for about 7 minutes each side.  Cover the slab in tin foil (or close the lid if your grill has one).  This will speed the process a little.  Take off the grill and allow to cool for a few minutes, then cut the meat at a 45 degree anger to the plate.

Served with green beans and good laughs.

Average Cost per Person:~$3

Carne Asada with Homemade Chips

In Beef on October 4, 2009 at 10:30 pm

We had our second intramural soccer game tonight and we won and with the taste of victory still on our tongues I made some carne asada.


  • 1 lb top round steak, thin
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • half an onion, chopped


  • 3 red potatoes
  • garlic salt and cracked pepper

Marinated the steaks in the aforementioned mixture for 3 hours, while we went to play our soccer game.

Sliced the potatoes as thin as I could and put them on a greased baking sheet with tinfoil, sprinkled them with the garlic salt and cracked pepper. Place in the oven on broil at 250 degrees for a 1 hour+ (until they are chips!).

Put the steaks on the grill with aluminum foil over them to speed the cooking time, 325 degrees for 3-4 minutes each side.

Served along side corn.

Average Meal Cost per Person:~$3-4

Homemade Jerky

In Beef on October 4, 2009 at 2:51 am

Zack did most of the work on this one.
Marinated thin cut tip serloin in signature steak sauce.
Cut into strips and leave in toaster oven at 160 degrees for 3+ hours.

Cinammon Steak with Apple Butter Drizzle

In Beef on September 28, 2009 at 11:59 pm

If I could go back and do it again (and I will), I would change it up a bit, but it was great.


Steak Rub

  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp oregano leaves
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground red pepper

Apple Butter Sauce

  • 1/4 cup apple butter
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Started off by dry rubbing the steaks with that concoction listed and refrigerated it for 2 hours. After that, fired up the grill to 350 degrees and grilled for about 6-7 minutes each side.

For the sauce, I combined the ingredients in a small sauce pan and brought to a boil, until the apple butter liquefied at which point i put a lid on it and set to warm.

Served along side green beans and corn.

Average cost PER PERSON:~$4

Another Friday Another Cheese Steak

In Beef on September 26, 2009 at 1:00 am


  • 1.75 lbs of thin sirloin tip cut into strips
  • loaf of french bread
  • half of an onion
  • half of a green pepper
  • 1 pack of baby bella mushrooms
  • smoked provolone
  • LGS
  • cracked pepper
  • crushed onion flakes
  • Lawry’s Signature steak marinade

Marinaded steak in the last two ingredients listed for half the day. Next, put out two big pans, one for veggies and one for the meat. Canola oil in each on medium heat and then cut and cheesed the bread and put them in the oven on low heat to get the cheese a little gooey.  Basically, I just put a little meat and veggies on the sandwich, drop a little more provolone on top of it all and pop it back in the oven for a few minutes and there you have it.

Average cost PER PERSON:~$4-5

Lawry’s Signature Steak

In Beef on September 22, 2009 at 1:44 am

Started by salt rubbing the meat then marinated shoulder steaks in Signature Steak sauce with a worcestershire base spiced with garlic salt, cracked black pepper, n pineapple juice.
Served with a croissant and edamame.

Average meal cost per person: ~$4

Philly Cheese Steak Phridays

In Beef on September 20, 2009 at 2:13 am
Philly Cheese Steak!

Philly Cheese Steak!

Every Friday is from this point on Philly Cheese Steak Phridays.
Thin cut tip sirloin. Sautéed onions and green peppers. On toasted French bread with melted provolone.

Average meal cost per person: ~$4-5

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