Cooking with Rob

Steak Tacos

September 20, 2021

Steak Tacos with homemade salsa and avocado cream

Salsa Ingredients:

  • 5-6 Roma tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • 1 can (14 oz.) diced tomatoes
  • 2 green onions, roughly chopped
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, roughly chopped (remove the seeds if you want to cut down some heat)
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro or parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper

Avocado cream sauce ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro or parsley
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 2/3 cup water
  • Salt

Steak Ingredients

  • 1 pound skirt steak or flank steak
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Corn tortillas

Salsa Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse in short bursts until all ingredients are finely chopped and mixed together.
  2. I recommend making the salsa a few hours or even a day in advance so that the flavors have time to marinate together for better results.

Avocado cream instructions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

Steak Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, pepper, garlic, and lime juice. Rub the seasoning mixture all over the steak as evenly as possible.
  2. Cook the steak either on a grill or in a large skillet until it reaches your preferred level of doneness.
  3. Allow the steak to rest for 5-10 minutes after it’s finished cooking. After it has rested, slice the meat into thin strips, slicing against the grain of the meat.
  4. Heat your tortillas in a small pan before plating. Plate them by topping the tortillas with a few strips of steak, then the salsa, then the avocado cream. Top with fresh cilantro if desired.

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