Habanero Steak Salbutes Recipe

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Habanero steak salbutesWatching football weather live or on the TV means enjoying it with friends and family and of course great tailgating food. One of my go-to recipes when it comes to tailgating or homegating are salbutes, these thick tortilla tostadas are traditionally eaten in Yucatan and in Belize too. Usually topped with chicken I like to make them with steak.

Salbutes are the perfect game-ready recipe. If I’m tailgating I will make the tortillas beforehand and marinade the steak so it’s ready to just throw on the grill. They are ideal as everything goes over the toasted home-made tortillas and they are easy to eat while you watch the game at home or while tailgating.

Habanero steak salbutes

The habanero and citrus marinade gives the steak a delicious flavor and enough kick to make it exciting. I always use El Yucateco® hot sauce at home and even take it with me to add more flavor to my favorite tailgating foods.

Habanero steak salbutes

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Habanero Steak Salbutes Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons El Yucateco® Green Habanero Hot Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 pound steak
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 ½ cup masa harina
  • 1 ¼ cup warm water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon achiote powder
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Avocado
  • Red cabbage, shredded
  • Red onion, diced
  • Canola oil for frying

Habanero steak salbutesInstructions

1. Combine orange juice, lime juice, El Yucateco® Green Habanero hot sauce, honey, grated garlic, 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, and cumin in a large zip-top bag.

2. Place the steaks in a glass container. Pour the marinade over the steaks, cover and refrigerate 1 hour.

Habanero steak salbutes

3. Heat a grill or heat up a large frying pan on medium-high heat on the stovetop.

4. Cook the steak 2-3 minutes on each side.

5. Transfer steak to a cutting board; let stand 5 minutes. Cut into thin slices.

6. Sprinkle steak with 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt.

Habanero steak salbutes

7. Mix the masa, salt, achiote, and water together into a smooth consistency for about 3 to 5 minutes. If working in large amounts cover the bowl with a damp towel to keep from drying out.

8. Take a piece of the dough and roll into a firm ball. Use a tortilla press to flatten balls into small large discs, these should be thicker than regular tortillas. I didn’t have a tortilla press so I placed the masa ball in between two pieces of saran wrap and applied pressure with a cutting board.

9. Heat up enough canola oil to cover the salbutes.

10. Place the salbutes in the oil until golden brown.

Habanero steak salbutes11. Remove from oil onto a plate lined with paper towels.

12. Top the salbutes with shredded red cabbage, steak, red onion, and avocado.

Habanero steak salbutes

13. Sprinkle fresh cilantro.

14. Drizzle with El Yucateco® Green Habanero hot sauce or with El Yucateco® Black Label habanero hot sauce to give it an extra kick!

Habanero steak salbutes
These steak salbutes are always a hit with everyone. For the marinade sometimes I use the El Yucateco® Green Habanero hot sauce. Other times I use the El Yucateco® Black Label hot sauce which is made using fire roasted habanero’s and has a rich smoky flavor. And now all the El Yucateco® hot sauces are made with no artificial colors yet they have the same great taste I love.

Habanero steak salbutes
I always stock up with lots of El Yucateco® hot sauce this time of the year because I know that I will be getting together with friends and family to watch the football games and share delicious food. From salbutes and spicy shrimp tostadas to spicy pasta salads, El Yucateco® goes well with everything and is a must have when grilling and cooking game-ready tailgating foods. You can find more great tailgating and homegating recipes filled with flavor HERE.

The El Yucatco® Green Habanero Sauce is made with fresh green habanero peppers, garlic, select spices and seasonings and I really enjoy its fresh taste and I think it goes really well with the citrus marinade.

Habanero steak salbutes

I got both the El Yucateco® green and black label habanero hot sauce at my neighborhood Walmart, you can find it in the Hispanic aislee.

Habanero Steak Salbutes Recipe

29 thoughts on “Habanero Steak Salbutes Recipe

  1. That sounds like an awesome recipe. I don’t think I have ever had anything like these before, but I can’t wait to try them.

  2. That is a perfect game day food! It has everything on it I love and I know he my friends who love everything too. I will definitely make this at our next game day party!

  3. I am always looking for healthier options to serve my family. This looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to give this recipe a try on the weekend.

  4. I had an American friend visit and he told me all about the ‘tradition’ of tailgating and gameday musts: the food and the drinking. For which, these habanero stake salbutes look ideal!

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