The word “tampiqueña” refers to a Mexican style of cooking steak. This recipe originated from the Tampico Club in Mexico City in 1939 and is still a very popular recipe today. The dish is basically a melted cheese-topped steak. Of course, there is more to this recipe than that. The steak is seasoned and grilled with salt and pepper then freshly roasted long green chile and shredded Mexican cheese is added and the steak is broiled until all the ingredients are hot and juicy and the meat is cooked to perfection. This dish is quite a simple concept. The chiles add a lively flavor and the cheese complements the meat!