Chili and chipotle powders lend earthy, smoky flavors to the grilled beef. For milder flavor, use ancho chile powder in place of the hot chipotle. The spice rub would also work nicely on chicken breasts.
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons grated lime rind
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (1-pound) flank steak, trimmed
1 cup diced peeled avocado
3/4 cup finely chopped tomato
1/3 cup finely chopped Vidalia or other sweet onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon grated lime rind
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco)
8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
2 cups very thinly sliced green cabbage
How to Make It
To prepare steak, combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl. Score a diamond pattern on both sides of steak. Rub chili powder mixture evenly over steak. Cover and chill 1 hour.
Prepare grill to medium-high heat.
Place steak on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 8 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes. Cut steak diagonally across grain into thin slices.
To prepare salsa, combine avocado and next 7 ingredients (through pepper sauce) in a medium bowl.
Warm tortillas according to package directions. Spoon steak mixture evenly over each of 8 tortillas. Top each taco with 1/4 cup salsa and 1/4 cup cabbage.
Best taco recipe I've ever made! I used a good quality flour tortilla (not a big fan of corn). We grilled the steak on high 5 minutes on each side and it was still VERY pink inside...I will probably add another minute next time because it was still mooing. I added a 1/4 C of sweet corn to the salsa and topped with the smallest dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of Mexican shredded cheeses. They were absolutely fantastic. The lime tied everything together so brilliantly and the crunch of the cabbage added a great texture. I'm making them again tonight by popular demand.
One of the best recipes I've made from CL! I added 1/2 tsp of garlic powder and the juice of one lime and marinated it for about 2 hours. I broiled it for about 8 minutes...4 mins each side. I just loved the salsa and the crunch from the cabbage. Fabulous!
I love flank steak, but I felt the meat was missing something; garlic maybe. The salsa was good and I enjoyed the crispy crunch of the cabbage. In all, they were pretty good, but it didn't knock my socks off.