Rating: 4 stars
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These carne asada tacos are tasty, easy and low in calories. 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.

EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2012

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Make salsa about 20 minutes (and up to 2 hours) before cooking the meat: Gently combine tomatoes, jalapenos (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 salsa and cheese.

Equipment

9-by-13-inch baking dish, rimmed baking sheet

Tip

Cotija cheese, also called queso añejo or queso añejado, is an aged Mexican cheese similar to Parmesan. Find it near other specialty cheeses or in Mexican grocery stores.

To warm tortillas, wrap in barely damp paper towels and microwave on High for 30 to 45 seconds or wrap in foil and bake at 300°F until steaming, 5 to 10 minutes.

To make ahead

Marinate the steak (Step 1) for up to 1 day. Prepare the salsa (Step 2) up to 2 hours ahead.

Nutrition Facts

2 tacos
350 calories; protein 29.3g; carbohydrates 27.9g; dietary fiber 5.9g; sugars 2.9g; fat 14g; saturated fat 4.2g; cholesterol 75.9mg; vitamin a iu 802.2IU; vitamin c 16.5mg; folate 51.5mcg; calcium 111.8mg; iron 2.9mg; magnesium 78.1mg; potassium 772.7mg; sodium 432.6mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

1 1/2 starch 1 vegetable, 4 lean meat, 1 fat

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