TEX-MEX STREET TACOS

TEX-MEX STREET TACOS

TEX-MEX STREET TACOS 

Wellborn 2R Flank Steak Street Tacos with Cheese, Cilantro and Onion

Wellborn 2R Flank Steak Street Tacos with Cheese, Cilantro and Onion

Ingredients

  • 2 Wellborn 2R Flank Steaks
  • ¼ cup silver tequila
  • 2 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp. Kosher salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, ribs and seeds removed, finely chopped
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped
  • Cotija cheese, crumbled
  • 16 corn tortillas
  • Toppings: Minced white onion, chopped cilantro. Optional toppings: Cojita cheese, lime wedges, pico de gallo (recipe follows)

PICO DE GALLO (YIELDS 2 CUPS)

  • 4 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
  • 2 green onions, white and green parts, thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, ribs and seeds removed, minced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt

Preparation

  1. Place tequila, soy sauce, garlic, lime juice, orange juice, olive oil, salt, black pepper, jalapeño pepper, shallot and cilantro in a freezer proof zip-top bag.  Add flank steak. Seal and marinate 6 hours to overnight in the refrigerator.
  2. Preheat gas or charcoal grill to 400°F.
  3. Remove meat and discard marinade. Place steaks on oiled grates and grill for approximately 4-6 minutes on one side or until moisture startes to pool on the top and beef releases easily from the grates with tongs. Flip once, grilling on the other side for 4-6 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145°F with meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the steak. Transfer steaks to a platter and let rest for 3 minutes before slicing against the grain, into ¼-inch thick strips. 
  4. Warm the tortillas for 30 seconds on each side in a dry skillet or on the grill.
  5. Stack 2 tortillas, add beef, toppings and lime juice if desired.
  6. Combine pico de gallo ingredients in mixing bowl and toss thoroughly.

Recipe courtesy of: Chef Tiffany Blackmon at beeflovingtexas.com

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Nutrition information per serving: Calories 380; Total fat 16g (Sat. fat 5g; Trans fat 0g); Cholest. 75mg; Sodium 500mg; Total Carb. 27g; Fiber 3g; Total Sugars 1g; Protein 27g; Vit D (0% DV); Calcium (15% DV); Iron (15% DV); Potas. (14%DV)

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