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.
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
How to Make It
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.
I actually added all the ingredients with the steak beforehand as a marinade and let it sit for a while. This actually made it quite tender and flavorful. The only thing I would add would be a few green onions on top to add a little kick. My whole family loved it!
This was an enjoyable dinner. As another person suggested, I also marinated the flank steak in a bit of olive oil, tequila, squeeze of lime, garlic, chili powder, and cumin. I served it with homemade refried beans. We added a squeeze of fresh lime when served and it was a nice touch - brightened the flavors. We will have it again... nice and easy for the middle of the week.
I made this for a mexican night dinner party with the neighbors. I made a couple tried and true CL recipes and tossed in this new one to try it out. This was the only dish I didn't have leftovers for. Everyone loved the bold garlic flavors to the meat. This is definitely going into a regular rotation in our house.
This is a really good low cal taco meal! Next time I'm going to mix the chicken and spice mixture together before cooking. I actually grilled this instead of cooking on the stove which added to the flavor! It was quick and easy plus the kids ate it too!
AHHHmazing! Made this for dinner tonight and it was really fantastic! The only change I made was to marinade the flank steak ahead of time with olive oil, lime juice, garlic, salt and pepper, and cilantro. Thanks for a great recipe!
This was a delicious and super easy recipe. I must say I was skeptical at first since I'm not use to seasoning steak like this, but was pleasantly surprised at how delicious it came out. I used sirloin instead of flank and seasoned it with garlic and salt prior to cooking (instead of adding it to the mixture) since I was iffy about eating raw garlic. Complemented it with some sliced avocado for added flavor. Will be making this again in the future.
This was delicious and very easy to put together. I gave it 3 stars because of that but I don't think it's special occasion quality. I used sirloin steak instead of flank because I don't care for chewy meat and sirloin still has good beefy flavor. Will definatly make it again when I need a quick tasty dinner,