These flank-steak soft tacos are so tasty and easy, they should be in everyone’s repertoire. Plus they’re made with fresh corn tortillas (not fried) and topped with a quick homemade salsa made with avocado, tomato, onion and a bright squeeze of lime.
8 servings, 2 tacos each
Active Time: 30 minutes |
Total Time: 30 minutes
1/2 cup white vinegar
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 3/4 teaspoons salt, divided
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 pounds flank or skirt steak, trimmed and cut into 3 equal portions
1 pound tomatoes, chopped
2-4 fresh jalapeño peppers or serrano chiles, seeded and finely diced
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 ripe but slightly firm avocado, diced
Juice of 1 lime
16 5- to 6-inch corn or whole-wheat flour tortillas, warmed
1/3 cup crumbled Cotija cheese (see Tip) or other shredded cheese
Whisk vinegar, chili powder, oil, 2 teaspoons salt and garlic powder in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Add steak and turn to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours.
Make salsa about 20 minutes (and up to 2 hours) before cooking the meat: Gently combine tomatoes, jalapeños (or chiles) to taste, onion, cilantro, avocado, lime juice and the remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl.
Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler.
Place the steak on a rimmed baking sheet (discard the marinade). Broil 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium. Transfer to a clean cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes. Thinly slice against the grain. Serve the steak wrapped in warm tortillas and topped with the salsa and cheese.
Per serving :
14 g Fat;
4 g Sat;
6 g Mono;
76 mg Cholesterol;
28 g Carbohydrates;
29 g Protein;
6 g Fiber;
437 mg Sodium;
773 mg Potassium