Tacos al Carbon

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<p>Tacos al Carbon</p>
Photo: Lee Harrelson

Although "al carbon" means to cook over charcoal, bring this dish indoors by sautéing steak, onions, and peppers to make a one-pan taco filling reminiscent of fajitas.

4 servings (serving size: 2 tacos)


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Cooking spray
1 1/2 cups thinly sliced red bell pepper (about 1 medium)
1 1/2 cups thinly sliced onion (about 1 medium)
1 (1-pound) flank steak, trimmed and thinly sliced
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
3/4 teaspoon salt
8 garlic cloves, minced
8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
6 tablespoons fat-free sour cream


Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add bell pepper to pan, and cook 4 minutes. Add onion to pan, and sauté 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Place pepper mixture in a large bowl; cover and keep warm.

Add beef to pan; cook 7 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Add to pepper mixture. Add chili powder, juice, oil, salt, and garlic to bowl; toss to coat.

Heat tortillas according to package directions. Spoon steak mixture evenly over 8 tortillas. Top each taco with about 1 teaspoon cilantro and 2 1/4 teaspoons sour cream.

Created date

September 2005

Nutritional Information

Calories 371
Caloriesfromfat 32 %
Fat 13.1 g
Satfat 3.8 g
Monofat 5.7 g
Polyfat 1.7 g
Protein 29 g
Carbohydrate 36 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 49 mg
Iron 2.9 mg
Sodium 608 mg
Calcium 164 mg