Thursday, February 11, 2010

Anyone Like Tacos? Try this...

Being raised in South Central Texas naturally means I have a love of Mexican food (aka Tex-Mex). We kick up the heat and use a lot of beef.  This recipe is one of my absolute favorites, especially because it uses a ton of limes and I have a lime tree. Plus, as with the majority of my recipes it takes very little time to prepare! Let me know what you think.

Tacos al Carbon
2 sirloin steaks, fat removed and cut into small cubes (~1/2")
2 limes, juiced
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp cumin
6 garlic cloves, chopped

Pico de Gallo (see previous post for recipe)
corn tortillas
guacamole (mine is simple--avocado, salt, lime juice)
lettuce for salad


  • Cut your meat and prepare marinade.  Toss meat with marinade and allow to season for at least 20 minutes.
  • Prepare guacamole and pico de gallo

  • Heat a cast iron skillet (or other skillet) until it is HOT, do not add oil to the pan.
  • Drain your meat and pat in dry
  • Add meat and cook.  As liquid forms, pat the liquid up with a towel to keep from braising your meat.
  • Cook meat for ~10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, toss your lettuce with pico de gallo and add a little extra salt and olive oil to make a quick vinaigrette
  • Heat up your corn tortillas

  • Serve & enjoy!

1 comment:

Stina said...

Wendy! This is our household favorite. Ever since you introduced it to me, I make it for guest quite often! It is always a hit. Thanks for posting.