Steak Street Tacos
Steak Street Tacos
Time Saving Tips:
• If Mexican or Tex-Mex dishes are popular in your house, make double or triple batches of the taco seasoning to have on hand. This mixture can be stored in an airtight container for several months.
• Assemble all ingredients and measuring spoons/cups on the counter before beginning.
• Heat large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat while the broiler warms up.
• Warm the tortillas while the steak is under the broiler.
Note: Cojita cheese is a crumbly, salty Mexican cheese made from cows’ milk. It is often available in larger grocery stores or specialty shops. If it is unavailable in your area, crumbled Feta cheese is a common, although not perfect, substitute.
For best results, broil the steak whole and slice against the grain into thin pieces after resting for 5 minutes. This will ensure each bite is tender and juicy.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Yields: 8 tacos
2 T. chili powder
1 T. ground cumin
1 t. ground coriander
2 t. garlic powder
1 t. smoked paprika
1½ t. fine sea salt
1 t. ground black pepper
½ t. ground white pepper
¼ – ½ t. cayenne pepper
½ c. sour cream
½ c. mayonnaise
3 T. taco seasoning, divided
2 T. extra virgin olive oil
1¼ lbs. flank or skirt steak
Sea salt, to taste
16 mini corn tortillas* (4.5” diameter)
2 T. fresh lime juice
Lime wedges, to serve
* Corn tortillas are naturally gluten free. However, some are made in facilities where products containing gluten are processed. If this is a concern, you may opt for an alternative.
Sliced radishes, Cojita cheese, diced avocado, and/or chopped cilantro. Pico de gallo, salsa, and/or guacamole would be delicious alternatives, as well.
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1. Prepare the taco seasoning by combining all ingredients in a small bowl. Stir to combine and set aside.
2. Place the top oven rack in the second position from top and pre-heat broiler to “High.” Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.
3. Place a large 12” cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
4. Whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise, and one tablespoon taco seasoning together in a medium bowl and set aside.
5. Place the flank steak on the prepared baking sheet and evenly brush the olive oil over both sides. Evenly sprinkle one tablespoon taco seasoning over the steak. Generously season with sea salt before turning. Repeat on the other side with the remaining taco seasoning and a little more salt.
6. Place the steak under the broiler for 5-7 minutes, turning once halfway through, or until it reaches the desired level of doneness.
Tip: See this chart for recommended internal temperatures for beef: https://www.certifiedangusbeef.com/kitchen/doneness.php
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7. While the steak is broiling, add two corn tortillas to the hot skillet. Heat until they are warmed through and develop a bit of color, approximately 30 seconds to one minute. Flip with tongs and repeat on the remaining side.
Transfer the warmed tortillas to a large sheet of aluminum foil (or a tortilla warmer, if you have one).
8. Repeat Step 7 with the remaining tortillas. Wrap the tortillas in the aluminum foil while working on the rest to keep warm.
9. When ready, remove the steak from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes before cutting against the grain into thin slices. Transfer the steak to a medium bowl and toss with the fresh lime juice. Set aside.
Tip: Continue warming the rest of the tortillas while the steak rests
10. To serve, layer two tortillas together, as shown, and add some of the seasoned steak and your choice of toppings, such as sliced radishes, crumbled Cojita cheese, diced avocado, or fresh cilantro. Top each taco with a dollop of the seasoned sour cream mixture and serve immediately with additional lime wedges on the side. Enjoy!
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