Steak Tacos

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Steak Tacos Recipe

Photo: Jennifer Causey Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell

We love the color and slightly bitter edge of thickly cut red onion in steak tacos, but feel free to sub the red onion to white for a milder flavor.

Serves 6 (serving size: 2 tacos)


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1 medium red onion, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
1/4 cup olive oil, divided
5 garlic cloves, minced
2 dried chiles de arbol
5 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 (1 1/2-pound) flat iron or skirt steak
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Cooking spray
1/4 cup Mexican crema


Hands-on: 25 Minutes
Total: 2 Hours, 25 Minutes

1. Heat a cast-iron skillet over high heat. Add onion; cook 5 minutes or until charred, turning once. Remove from pan; chop and place in a bowl.

2. Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons oil to pan. Add garlic and chiles; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic mixture to onion in bowl. Stir in juice and remaining oil. Combine half of onion mixture (including both chiles de árbol) and steak in a large zip-top plastic bag; seal. Refrigerate 1 hour. Reserve remaining onion mixture. Remove steak from refrigerator; let stand at room temperature 1 hour.

3. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

4. Remove steak from marinade; discard marinade. Wipe any remaining onion and garlic off steak. Sprinkle steak with salt. Place steak on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill over medium-high heat 8 minutes or until desired degree of doneness, turning once. Remove from grill; let stand 15 minutes.

5. Cut steak across the grain into very thin slices. Add steak and accumulated juices to reserved onion mixture; toss. Place 2 tortillas on each of 6 plates. Top each tortilla with 1 1/2 ounces steak; divide onion mixture among tacos. Top each with 1 tablespoon Toasted Chile Salsa and 1 teaspoon crema.

Created date

March 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 395
Fat 18.3 g
Satfat 4.6 g
Monofat 7.7 g
Polyfat 1.2 g
Protein 27 g
Carbohydrate 30 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 81 mg
Iron 6 mg
Sodium 574 mg
Calcium 71 mg
Sugars 2 g
Est. Added Sugars 0 g