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Ranchero Steak with Potatoes

Ranchero Steak with Potatoes Recipe: A Flavorful Family Tradition

When it comes to comfort food that resonates with cherished memories, Ranchero Steak with Potatoes stands out as a classic. This dish carries the warmth of family gatherings and the aroma of traditional cooking. Just envision those leisurely Sundays at grandma’s, the air filled with the sizzle of skirt steak and the fragrance of homemade tortillas. Or those cozy evenings at home, watching mom expertly roast vegetables for that delightful sauce. This recipe encapsulates simplicity yet explodes with flavors, especially due to its signature sauce.

The Essential Ingredients

Before we delve into the cooking process, let’s gather our key players:

  • 1 1/2 lb skirt steak
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 2-3 Serrano peppers
  • 3 Roma tomatoes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Small white onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 small potatoes
  • Salt and pepper
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil

Crafting Ranchero Steak with Potatoes

Step 1: Prepping the Potatoes Begin by heating 4 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan. Add thinly sliced potatoes and cook until they are tender. Once done, set the potatoes aside.

Step 2: Infusing the Garlic In the same pan, infuse the remaining oil with minced garlic.

Step 3: Searing the Skirt Steak Add the skirt steak slices to the pan and cook until the meat releases its juices. Once cooked, remove the steak from the pan.

Step 4: Creating the Sauce In the same pan, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Sauté sliced onions and Serrano peppers until the onions turn translucent. Next, toss in the sliced tomatoes and cook for about a minute. Then, pour in the tomato sauce and add the bay leaves. Let the sauce bubble and meld flavors.

Step 5: Bringing it all Together Reintroduce the cooked steak and potatoes into the pan. Give everything a good stir to coat them in the flavorful sauce. Cover the pan and let it simmer on low heat for about 10 minutes, allowing all the ingredients to harmonize.


Ranchero Steak with Potatoes is a dish that encapsulates more than just ingredients; it captures memories and nostalgia. The blend of juicy steak, tender potatoes, and savory sauce creates a symphony of tastes that transport you back to cherished moments with loved ones.

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Laura J. Boss

Meet Laura J. Boss, a passionate blogger and cooking enthusiast who loves to experiment with different recipes and cuisines from around the world. Born and raised in a small town, I grew up watching my mother cook and developed a keen interest in the art of cooking from an early age.After completing my education, I decided to pursue my passion for cooking and started my own food blog. My blog features a wide range of recipes, from traditional family favorites to fusion dishes that I have created myself. My blog has gained a huge following, with many of my readers trying out my recipes and sharing their own cooking experiences.When I am not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I enjoy traveling and exploring new cultures. I believe that food is an important part of every culture, and love to learn about new ingredients and cooking techniques from around the world.Through my blog, I aim to inspire and encourage others to cook and experiment with different flavors and ingredients. I believe that cooking is not just about making delicious meals, but also about sharing love and creating memories with family and friends.Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cook, my blog has something for everyone. So why not give my recipes a try and discover the joy of cooking for yourself?