Sunday, November 6, 2011

November 3: Street Tacos

Love this recipe! Found it online. The marinated meat is so rich and full of flavor. The cucumber mix is something we added ourselves. Your kitchen will smell so wonderful as you are making this meal.

3 lbs flank steak, or any steak the butcher has sliced very thinly
1/3 c white vinegar, I like rice wine vinegar
1/2 c soy sauce
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 limes, juiced
1/2 c olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp paprika

1 (32 ounce) package corn tortillas
2 c grated cheese, optional (cheese is not needed in this recipe, but if you are a die hard cheese lover you can use it)
Your favorite salsa

Lay the steak on a cutting board and slice in 1/2 inch slices about 2 inches long. In a medium bowl, whisk together the vinegar, soy, garlic, juice of limes and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, garlic powder, chili powder, oregano, cumin and paprika. Whisk until well blended, then pour over the steak in a large glass bowl. Turn over once to coat both sides. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate from 1 to 8 hours.

Heat a griddle to high heat. Add a TB or 2 of vegetable oil and fry half of the meat mixture until well brown, but tender. Remove and set aside. Do the same with the other half.

Onion mix:
1 white onion, chopped
1/2 c chopped fresh cilantro
1 lime, juiced
Mix together. Set aside.

Cucumber mix:
1 lg cucumber
salt and pepper, to taste
2 TB sugar, or to taste
1/2 c rice vinegar, maybe a little more
Cut up the cucumber in small cubes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add sugar and vinegar. Set aside.

Place several corn tortillas in between two paper towels and heat in the microwave.

Layer tortilla, meat mixture, salsa, onion mixture, cucumber mixture and cheese. Fold in half.

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