Tacos al Carbon

  • jupett Posted: 11/06/09
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    Great weeknight meal. Loved the cabbage slaw that goes with it.

  • shellihh Posted: 09/18/10
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    This is one of our go to recipes and I have never actually made it - it is one of the the few dishes my husband considers "his" and he makes it on evenings when I am super busy and he steps in to cook. So easy. We used the pre-tenderized flank steak.

  • Karen64 Posted: 01/25/10
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    I made this just like the recipe stated - didn't change anything. It was really good, had leftovers the next day for lunch and the tacos heated up really well. I will make this again.

  • rottrod Posted: 05/03/09
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    I think this is a good start but the chili powder was overwhelming, I'll try less next time but the rest is all good. I'll give a 2nd chance.

  • GJohnson Posted: 03/11/10
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    Usually love CL recipes, but this one fell short. The steak was chewy. In my opinion, flank steak should always be marinated to avoid it being tough. Also, grilling the steak would give it a better flavor. We put the slaw ON the tacos, which was tasty.

  • cjbuddy Posted: 03/22/10
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    Good. Would consider this fajitas completely. Will make again as I LOVE garlic and this has TONS. Made as instructed but served with flour tortillas as that is what I prefer.

  • Heidelind1 Posted: 11/07/09
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    This was good, but not very interesting. It was pretty much like any other fajita recipe (yeah, I know the recipe calls it a taco-I don't understand why). The one thing I did like was that you didn't have to marinate the meat which I usually do with fajitas, so that did save a lot of time.

  • chunobabe06 Posted: 04/11/10
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    Fantastic!! Used less garlic then the recipe called for. Had crazy great flavor and made my husband happy!

  • mjmayinsf Posted: 01/05/11
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    YUM. Used 3 med/large cloves garlic. Next time I will use four. Not fond of sour cream on mexican food, so served with fire roasted tomato salsa, CL Tomatillo Guacamole, and 50% r-f cheddar, on La Tortilla Sonoma Handmade Style Corn/Flour Tortillas, with cabbage slaw and tropical fruit salad on the side. Will definitely be making this again!

  • ingridlucia Posted: 05/24/11
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    AMAZING recipe. I was kinda worried about this recipe and how it would taste but to my surprise it became #1 recipe to my husband. I did not change anything on the recipe. The combination of the chilli peper, lime, olive oil with the cilantro and sour cream. It was very easy to make and very, very tasty. Will make it again for sure. Thank you cooking light!

  • rbeardsl Posted: 05/01/11
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    yum!

  • CookingLady Posted: 06/22/11
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    Maybe my least favorite C.L. recipe ever, but it does have potential. 8 cloves of garlic, raw? I only used 3 large cloves and it was still too much. We did not enjoy the flavor of the uncooked chili powder either. If I tried this recipe again, I would saute the garlic with the onion and pepper first, and I would put the spices in the pan while the meat cooked.

  • NCfloridians Posted: 11/16/11
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    I was skeptical, because the recipe seemed so simple, but my entire family raved about the flavors. I think making the effort to slice the steak as thinly as possible makes a big difference in this dish. This will become a regular meal for us.

  • daisylover Posted: 11/02/11
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    This recipe is just like authentic street tacos in Mexico. Since we're not big sour cream fans and we like them authentic, we just omit the sour cream. But if you're looking for the tacos of Mexico - this is it! Outstanding!

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  • teafortwo Posted: 11/19/11
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    Love this recipe! I make a few times a year. The spicy cabbage salad is my favorite for both Mexican and Asian entrees it's so delicious I could eat the whole bowl myself.

  • Workinit Posted: 02/16/12
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    Made this for my husband and me this week and it was a big hit! I cut the recipe in half, and used about 1/3 pound of shrimp instead of steak, as that's what I had on hand. I cooked the garlic towards the end with the shrimp, as I prefer that to raw garlic in a sauce. To fit my husband's diet, we omitted the tortillas and ate it more as a stir fry. I suggest using a grill pan as noted in the recipe, as it gives you more of a 'blackened' flavor. I would also recommend the spicy cabbage slaw that goes with it as well as sliced avocado, both add a nice cool flavor to balance out the chili powder. This one will definitely be making my recipe rotation! Can't wait to try it with steak.

  • Bmflad Posted: 10/02/12
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    Tasted great, but we couldn't find the slaw recipe so many reviews raved about. Any help?

  • LauraH115 Posted: 10/11/12
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    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!

  • daneanp Posted: 11/02/12
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    Yum. I just mixed it all together in the pan after the beef finished cooking. Added some sliced avocado, hubby added salsa, DD added shredded cheddar cheese. Quick, easy, and delicious.

  • Judywrites Posted: 10/19/12
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    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.

  • KarenWard Posted: 10/02/12
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    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,

  • ndiamar Posted: 10/04/12
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    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.

  • Busymomtaylor Posted: 08/24/13
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    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!

  • JoniMoore Posted: 10/05/13
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    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!

  • shadxfx Posted: 05/19/14
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    This is an amazing recipe. The flavors blend well together. We loved it and consider it a keeper.

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