Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Steak Tacos

Steak Taco

     I had bought a very cheap Flank Steak, one of my favorite cuts of meat.  Why, you may ask? Well because a flank steak, or skirt steak, is so versatile.  It is affordable and can be cooked anyway and used for so many different things.  The problem with this cut of beef is that you have to cut it properly or it will turn out tough.  So since I had this cut of beef in my freezer I decided to come up with a great Steak Taco.  I racked my brain trying to figure out a way to cook this steak in order to make it good for tacos.  I thought why not rub it with some traditional taco seasoning flavors and maybe even add some cocoa to give a different flavor.  So here goes: Steak Tacos

  • Flank steak
  • 1.2 oz taco seasoning packet
  • 1tbs cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 can diced tomatoes and chilies
  • Fresh corn tortillas
  • Mayo
  • Lime juice
  • Colby jack cheese

     Take the flank steak and rub it down on all sides with the taco seasoning, cocoa powder and chili powder.  Lay gentle on a hot grill or in the broiler.  Cook for about 15 minutes flipping halfway through.  (Cook the steak based on your preference. I like mine a bit rare).  Meanwhile in a skillet brown the corn tortillas in a little oil, fold, and sit aside on a paper towel.  In a small bowl mix in the mayo and lime juice.  Heat the tomatoes and chilies on the stove in a little saucepan. Slice the avocado. Once the steak is cooked to your liking. Slice at an angle in order to keep the flank steak tender. 

     Now take the mayo mixture and spread a bit on one tortilla. Lay down a slice or two of avocado, then some slices of steak. Top with a bit of the tomato mixture and sprinkle some cheese.  Enjoy the flavors as they combine into a nice hearty taco.  You would think that the spices from the steak and the heat from the chilies would be overpowering, however this dish was actually quite light and simple in its combination of flavors. Very delicious


  1. Looks Delicious~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  2. You can make your own taco seasoning; mine is 4 tsp paprika, 1 TB dehydrated onion flakes, 1 TB corn starch, 1/2 TB sea salt, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp cayenne powder and 1/2 tsp cumin. The advantage is you can adjust the recipe each time until it's perfect for YOUR palate instead of the masses.