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Grill flames give hot peppers delectable smokiness. Find queso fresco at Mexican markets or in the Latin cheese section of large supermarkets.

Recipe by Cooking Light August 2014


Credit: Randy Mayor; Styling: Kellie Gerber Kelley

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55 mins
Serves 6 (serving size: 2 tacos)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat grill to high heat.

  • Combine steak and juice in a large zip-top bag; let stand 30 minutes, turning occasionally. Remove steak from marinade; discard marinade. Sprinkle steak with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Lightly coat grill rack with cooking spray. Place chiles on grill rack; grill 12 minutes or until charred on all sides, turning occasionally. Wrap chiles in foil; let stand 10 minutes. Place onion slices on grill; grill 10 minutes, turning once. Place tomato on grill; grill 6 minutes or until softened. Place steak on grill; grill 3 minutes on each side ?or until desired degree of doneness. Lightly coat cheese with cooking spray. Add cheese to grill; grill 1 minute on each side or until browned.

  • Peel, seed, and chop grilled chiles; place in a medium bowl. Chop onion and tomato; add to chiles. Stir in remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, olive oil, and minced garlic. Cut steak across the grain into thin slices.

  • Warm tortillas according to package directions. Divide steak, onion mixture, cheese, avocado, and jalapeño among tortillas. Serve with lime wedges.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

356 calories; fat 16.3g; saturated fat 4.6g; mono fat 8.6g; poly fat 1.6g; protein 27g; carbohydrates 28g; fiber 5g; cholesterol 75mg; iron 3mg; sodium 492mg; calcium 80mg.