<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - News As Seen on WMAQ Channel 5 Chicago]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/as-seen-on http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:20:51 -0500 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:20:51 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Wayne's Weekend: Carne Asada Street Tacos]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:15:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/WWStreetTacos.jpg

I recently spent two weeks in San Francisco and had the pleasure of sampling quite a variety of flavorful dishes, from high end restaurants to casual take out kitchens.  One of my favorite meals was from a simple restaurant called Street Tacos in the Haight Asbury section of the city.  Here’s my interpretation of the carne asada tacos that I enjoyed so much.  The homemade tortillas are really easy to make and the marinade for the skirt steak will really give the tacos a little extra kick.  I hope you enjoy them.

Carne Asada Street Tacos
makes 12-14 tacos


meat and marinade

2 lb Skirt Steak
1 cu Water
1/4 cu Salt
3 tbl Brown Sugar
2 Cloves Garlic, peeled smashed and minced
2 Limes
1/3 cu Tequila
1/2 cu Triple Sec
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1/2 tsp Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Cumin
1/4 cu Extra Virgin Olive Oil

tortillas, salsa fresca and garnish

2 lg Tomatoes, chopped
1 med White Onion, chopped
1 sm Jalapeño, seeded and chopped (optional)
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 cu Cilantro, roughly chopped
2 Limes, cut into wedges
12-14 Corn Tortillas (recipe below)


Lay skirt steak on a flat surface.  If the steak still has a thin membrane on one side (called the silver skin), peel it off the steak using a sharp knife and discard.  That extra skin will make the meat tough and chewy.  Using a meat tenderizer, flatten the steak a bit on both sides and then transfer it to a large disposable bag.

Meanwhile, pour water, salt and brown sugar in a pot and bring to a boil. Stir until ingredients are fully dissolved.  Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.  Then, add the garlic, the zest of one of the limes and the juice of both, tequila, triple sec, black pepper, chili powder, and cumin.  Whisk in the olive oil and pour marinade over steak.  Remove as much air as possible from the bag and seal it.  Refrigerate for for 4-24 hours. 

To cook the steak, remove it from the marinade and pat it dry with paper towels.  Season with a bit of pepper.  Heat a sauce pan over high heat.  Add about 1 tablespoon of olive oil and the steak.  Cook the steak for about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes per side for medium rare, or loner for your desired doneness.  Remove from heat and place on a cutting board and let it rest for about 2-3 minutes.

Separately, make the salsa fresca by mixing together tomatoes, onions, jalapeño and cilantro in a large bowl.  Season with salt and set aside. 

Slice and chop skirt steak into 1/4” cubes.  Place tortillas on serving plates.  Top with steak and salsa fresca.  Squeeze a bit of lime over the filling and serve.

Corn Tortillas
makes 12-14


2 cu Corn Masa
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Adobo Seasoning
1 3/4 - 2 cu Water
1 tortilla press, available at most housewares stores
Tortilla Warmer (also available at many housewares stores) or clean towel and casserole dish


Mix together corn masa, salt and adobo seasoning.  Add 1 3/4 cup water, plus 2 tablespoons, and blend.  The dough should not be too moist.  You should be able to press it into a ball, but it shouldn’t be sticky.  Open the tortilla press and place plastic wrap on both surfaces.  Roll some of the dough into about the size of a golf ball.  Place on press and smash down a bit.  Close press fully to flatten tortilla.  Open press and peel tortilla from the plastic.  If the tortilla comes off in one piece without sticking to the plastic, then the moisture ratio is good.  If it does stick, place the tortilla back in the batch and add about 2 tablespoons or so of masa.  Mix and try again.  If the mix works well, then divide the remaining dough into 11-13 equal portions.  Preheat a flat skillet over hight heat.  Place the first flattened tortilla into the skillet.  Cook on one side for about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes.  Flip and cook on the second for about 1 1/2 minutes.  The tortilla might puff up a bit, but that’s fine.  Place tortillas in a tortilla warmer or wrap in a tea towel and place inside of a covered casserole dish until ready to use.  Repeat with remaining dough.

If you’re not eating them immediately, store tortillas in an airtight disposable bag, squeezing out as much air as possible before sealing, and refrigerate.

If you have any comments or questions, please send me an email at wayne@waynesweekend.com or follow me on Facebook or Twitter.

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Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
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Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
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Photo Credit: WTHR Indianapolis]]>
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Photo Credit: bluenyou/Instagram]]>
<![CDATA[Blackline Urban Bike Built Especially for Chicago]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:29:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Blackline-bike.jpg The Blackline, a collaboration between Chicago design firm Minimal and Method Bicycles, is designed to be a two-wheeled alternative to the color-named CTA lines, and built to withstand all the conditions city cyclists may face. ]]> <![CDATA[Derrick Rose Scrimmages in Public for Team U.S.A.]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:50:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008173862_1200x675_313141827862.jpg How is the Bulls star recuperating from his knee injury? Watch clips from the Team U.S.A. tryouts and hear from the former MVP himself on where he is in his comeback. ]]> <![CDATA[George Lucas Museum Architects Named]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:21:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jeanne_Gang.jpg Lucas says the architects were chosen after a world-wide search. Chicago-based VOA Associates will be executive architects and lead implementation of MAD's design. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports.]]> <![CDATA[Survey Shows Gas Prices Decreasing Nationwide]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:21:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008168301_1200x675_313124419922.jpg A survey says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. has fallen 4 cents over the last three weeks to $3.67. NBC 5's Nesita Kwan has reaction from thrilled motorists.]]> <![CDATA[Pair Charged With Shooting Boy, 3, Held Without Bail]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:15:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Alger_Sanchez.anton_Aseves.jpg Alger Sanchez and Anton Aseves were charged Sunday with aggravated battery-discharge of a firearm and attempted murder in the first degree. NBC 5's Charlie Wojciechowski reports.]]> <![CDATA[Supt. McCarthy Discusses Weekend Violence]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:06:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008159364_1200x675_312815683882.jpg Police superintendent renews call for tougher gun laws. ]]> <![CDATA[2 Teens Killed in Stolen Car Crash]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:26:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008159090_1200x675_312809027516.jpg Victim's mother says he son was supposed to be staying at a relative's house when the accident occurred. NBC 5's Regina Waldroup reports. ]]> <![CDATA[Mom and 2 Children Shot in Hammond]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:13:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Hammond_shooting_7-27.jpg Police say the victims were shot during a robbery attempt. NBC 5's Christian Farr reports.]]> <![CDATA[Urban Garden Provides Jobs and Job Training In Englewood]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 15:51:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/Growing+Farms.png Growing Home's Wood Street Urban Farm has been Making A Difference in the Englewood community since 2007. This organic garden provides an opportunity for those who have a hard time find employment. NBC 5's Art Norman reports.]]> <![CDATA[Ideas for Parents: Teen Technology]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:34:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008158377_1200x675_312787011981.jpg Technology is finding an increasingly greater role in all of our lives, so family lifestyle expert Donna Bozzo stopped by to share some ideas on how you can make sure kids keep their devices organized and charged... and help you save money and set limits.]]> <![CDATA[Two Teens Killed in Stolen Car Crash]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:57:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Harvey_fatal_7-27.jpg Police say two teens killed in an accident early Sunday in south suburban Harvey were riding in a stolen car. NBC 5's Regina Waldroup reports.

Photo Credit: Captured News]]>
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Photo Credit: clipart.com]]>
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NBC's Christian Farr reports.]]> <![CDATA[Half A Woman]]> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:16:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008154166_1200x675_312637507841.jpg Author and diagnostic imaging specialist, B.B. Owens discusses her new book, Half A Woman. It addresses questions about what goes on with women’s bodies, emotions and personal lives after breast cancer treatment. 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Kids and adults can use it to explore dozens of museums and historical sites around the world.]]> <![CDATA[ADOPT A PET: JULY 26, 2014]]> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:00:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008153552_1200x675_312633411508.jpg Andy Avalos introduces us to a 5 year old small dog and a 1 year old cat that are available for adoption at the Anti-Cruelty Society.]]> <![CDATA[Fit Club: Mixing Yoga & Strength Training]]> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:22:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008153690_1200x675_312623171905.jpg Personal Trainer Sergio Rojas shows us some exercises that will help your muscles, your flexibility and your peace of mind]]> <![CDATA[13-Year Old Killed, 6 Others Wounded]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:21:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008149157_1200x675_312585283961.jpg It was another violent start to the weekend, as bullets rang out just before 6pm Friday in East Garfield Park. A 13-year old boy was killed, and six others, including 3 14-year olds and a 15-year old, were wounded. Police believe it was a drive-by shooting. NBC 5’s Rob Elgas spoke to witnesses.]]> <![CDATA[Sen. Kirk Wants FBI to Investigate Hines VA Hospital]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:08:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008148933_1200x675_312550467837.jpg Sen. Mark Kirk reveals photos of mold growing inside an operating room at Hines VA Hospital, as NBC Chicago uncovers a spike in "adverse events" across the VA health system. Charlie Wojciechowski reports.]]> <![CDATA[Chicago Bulls Star Joakim Noah Stands Against Violence In New PSA]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:32:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008149131_1200x675_312555075601.jpg Chicago Bulls star Joakim Noah is stepping up to help stop gun violence. His public service announcement urges Chicagoans to put down their guns and stand up for their city. NBC 5's Emily Florez has more.]]> <![CDATA[No Bail for Teen Charged in Shamiya Adams Murder]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:29:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008142724_1200x675_312536643861.jpg A judge denies bail for 18-year old Tevin Lee. Prosecutors say Lee was seeking revenge for a friend when he fired the bullet that took the life of Shamiya Adams. NBC 5’s Regina Waldroup spoke to Lee’s godfather, who told us Lee wanted to be a police officer and was working to keep kids away from violence.]]> <![CDATA[Fluffy Comes to Chicago]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:29:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008142706_1200x675_312534083720.jpg Stand-up comedian, Gabriel Iglesias, was in Chicago this week to promote his first ever stan up comedy film, "The Fluffy Movie"]]>