Monday, September 20, 2010

Carne Asada Soft Tacos w/ Simple Salsa

You can make these easy & delicious carne asada tacos in less time than it takes to get in your car and drive to the nearest burrito joint. This simple recipe uses your oven's broiler (that's the little door under the oven), to give your steak a crispy finish like it's hot off the grill!

    Ingredients for Steak Tacos:
  • 1 lb flank steak
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • cilantro
  • lime juice
  • chipotle or jalapeno chili powder
  • fresh ground salt & pepper
  • olive oil
  • whole wheat flour tortillas

    Ingredients for Quick Salsa:
  • 3 roma tomatoes
  • 1/4 yellow onion
  • 1/2 green bell pepper
  • 1/2 jalapeno, seeds removed
  • small handful cilantro
  • juice of 1 lime
  • fresh ground salt & pepper
  • note: recipe makes 6 servings

Set oven temperature to turn broiler on. Place flank steaks in a large ziploc bag, season with salt and pepper. Add olive oil, garlic, lime juice, spices and cilantro. Seal bag and shake to coat meat completely. Marinate the flank steak for at least 15-30 minutes.

While marinade is doing it's magic, make the quick salsa. Dice tomatoes, onion, green pepper and toss together in bowl. Add finely diced jalapenos. Add lime juice, chopped cilantro, and salt & pepper to taste. Cover and place in fridge until ready to serve.

Line broiler pan with foil for easy clean-up. Grease with cooking spray & lay out flank pieces in one layer. Pop in the broiler and cook for 5 minutes, flip flank steak pieces and cook another 5-6 minutes.

Using the broiler gets that crispy finish, keeping the middle of the steak juicy & medium-rare. Let the meat cool a few minutes and chop flank steaks as pictured above. Serve with a green salad + corn with a dab of butter and hot sauce.

1 comment:

  1. Aw Snap! I don't have a little door under my oven ;-)