Beef Steak Ranchero’s with Potatoes

Beef Ranchero’s with Potatoes in a frying pan.

The Best Beef Steak Ranchero’s

If you’re a fan of Mexican food and you’ve never tried this dish, you’re going to love it. Beef Steak Ranchero’s is so very versatile and it can be made mild or spicy. It can be served with or over rice, for breakfast with eggs, tacos, burritos, tortes, the skies the limit because you’ve got well seasoned and marinated beef, onions and tomatoes and, in this recipe, we’re adding potatoes.

2.37 lb. Raw packaged Beef Carne Taco Meat from the grocery store, $3.98 per lb.

What kind of Beef

As you read the title, “Beef Steak” Ranchero’s you were probably wondering what cuts to use. At my local grocery, they put together packages of beef for stews, tacos and burritos. It’s usually just the miscellaneous scraps from steaks and roasts that is too meaty to waste and throw away. Sometimes it’s even pre-seasoned but I like to get a few packages at a time that isn’t seasoned so, I can do whatever I want with it. One for the fridge and one for the freezer.

If you don’t have this available to you, I would recommend buying the cheapest cuts you can find because the meat tenderizes as it cooks so there’s no reason to get real spendy with this dish. Also, you’re going to need to get familiar with my Blackened Seasoning recipe because I use it on the meat.

Plate of Beef Steak Ranchero’s with rice, beans and a folded flour tortilla.

How to serve this Dish

As I mentioned above, there are so many different ways to eat Beef Steak Ranchero’s. The way I prepare it, in the video down below, I just serve it with beans and plain white rice. You can serve it with Spanish rice, if you prefer, but I find the Ranchero’s flavor has plenty of spice to blend in with white rice. Also, the addition of Potatoes in this recipe makes Ranchero’s great in burritos or along side a Chili Relleno. What ever you decide, you might want to consider a few classic Mexican additions because, you can never go wrong with a squeeze of lime, chopped green onion or chives and cilantro.

Beef Steak Ranchero’s with Potatoes Ingredients:

2 lbs Beef Stew Meat
2 tbsp Blackened Seasoning
2 tbsp Cumin, ground
1 tbsp Garlic, chopped
1 Jalapeno, chopped
1/2 cup Brisket Beef Fat, chopped
1 can of Tomato, diced

Kosher Salt & Pepper to taste (aproximately 1/2 tbsp each)

2 tbsp Beef Fat Rendered or vegetable Oil
1 Onion, chopped & sautéed
2 Potatoes, Pre-boiled then cubed & sautéed
1 tsp Oregano

Kosher Salt & Pepper to taste and consider adding lime, green onion and cilantro when serving.

Boiled the potatoes beforehand for 20 minutes then refrigerated overnight. Cook the diced potatoes and onions together but separately from the meat and tomatoes before combing. Follow the instructions in the video tutorial and I’ll show you exactly how to make Beef Steak Ranchero’s with Potatoes. Also, this meal can be cooked in a slow cooker.

Shrimp Burger style Po’ boy Sandwich

2 Shrimp burger style Po’ boy sandwich’s. One regular(right) and one extra crispy.

The Best Shrimp Burgers

If you love shrimp and you’ve been craving big bites of it, through and through, this Shrimp Burger Recipe is for you. I show you how to make shrimp patties that have about a 1/2 pound of meat, in each one, and are 3/4 of an inch thick, once they’re cooked. I show you how to make two different styles of shrimp burgers, too; regular and/or extra crispy.

One regular Shrimp Burger with a seasoned and sautéed Shrimp patty.

Regular Shrimp Burgers

The regular Shrimp Burger is my wife’s favorite because it has more of a grilled chicken style texture to the shrimp patty, even though it isn’t actually grilled. It is made with a ground and seasoned patty with out the seasoned deep fried crispy crust around the outside and it’s delicious. It can be grilled, though, if you prefer it that way, as long as it holds it’s integrity, once it’s removed from the freezer, the patties grill just fine.

One extra crispy Shrimp burger made with a ground seasoned shrimp patty, pan fried with a panko crust.

Extra Crispy Shrimp Burgers

Personally, I do prefer the extra crispy Shrimp Burger because it’s got a pan fried, seasoned panko crust, just like fried shrimp should have. I had just a few other simple ingredients to the burger, including a few condiments you may or may not want to add but, I’m telling you, you should give this a try before you change up anything.

Shrimp Burger video tutorial by PoorMansGourmet.
Shrimp Burgers Ingredients: makes 4 to 5

2 lbs Raw Shrimp, peeled & deveined
4 Hamburger buns, toasted
1 Tomato, sliced
1 cup Shredded Lettuce
1/4 cup Mayonnaise
4 tbsp Cocktail Sauce
2 tsp Crab Boil seasoning
1/4 vegetable Oil for Frying

Just follow the instructions in the Shrimp Burger style Po’ Boy Sandwich video tutorial and I’ll show you exactly how to make this burger.

Cheese Sauce

4 pictures collaged. Cheese Sauce, Cheese Sauce over Broccoli, over Tator Tots and on a Cheesesteak.

Velveeta Cheese Sauce

This is one of the easiest and tastiest Cheese Sauce recipes out there. Unfortunately, for some, you’re not going to be happy with the source or it’s availability because it absolutely is a processed cheese and it’s not sold globally. So, if you don’t like processed cheese, this is NOT the recipe for you. If Velveeta Cheese isn’t available where you live, maybe Amazon can get it there for you to try and decide.

Just know, for those don’t mind processed cheese, that this sauce is amazing and it goes great on everything, including Macaroni. You probably noticed the other examples I filmed and pictured with cheese sauce on them; Broccoli, Tater Tots and Cheesesteak. You can also turn this into a great Nacho Cheese Sauce by simply adding chopped Jalapeno Peppers instead of Parsley.

Velveeta Cheese Sauce in a Green dish on a Butcher Block Counter top.

Cheese Sauce Ingredients:

1 cup Velveeta Cheese
1 cup Half and Half
1 tsp Parsley, dried
1 tsp Chives, dried
1/4 tsp Blackened Seasoning

Be sure to follow the instructions in the video tutorial and I’ll show you exactly how to make this amazing Velveeta Cheese Sauce.

Cheese Sauce recipe video tutorial by PoorMansGourmet.