Steak Tacos with Lime Mayo from Cooking Light

Steak Tacos

Steak Tacos

I’m on a taco roll. The spicy shrimp tacos were so good!  And the current issue of Cooking Light is full of tacos! (affiliate link so I’ll make a small bit of change if you buy from Amazon after clicking)  I don’t know if I’ll make my way through all ten recipes but these first two are definitely repeats.

Tacos work well when you need a phased dinner I think.  My daughter often needs a late dinner after night classes and she can just reheat the main ingredient, heat up some corn tortillas and have a good dinner.  The leftover shrimp were great the next day for lunch too. I just barely reheated them so they wouldn’t get overcooked.

Last night I pulled a small steak from the freezer and thawed in a sink of warm water. (It was vacuum packed.)   Rather than mix up the spice mix I just sprinkled each ingredient on the steak separately: paprika, ground chipotle pepper and salt.  The Cooking Light recipe called for roasting baby peppers but I just cooked up sliced red and green peppers with some onions and garlic salt, which I’ve been using to make burritos or an Italian-like side dish for years.  I did follow their recipe for the lime mayo dressing, which was nice.

Steak Tacos with Lime Mayo

  • For the steak
  • 1 steak
  • ground chipotle pepper to taste (about a teaspoon)
  • paprika to taste (about a teaspoon)
  • salt to taste
  • Peppers and Onions
  • 1/2 green pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 an onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbs oil
  • salt or garlic salt to taste
  • For the lime mayo
  • 3 Tbs mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbs lime juice
  • 1 tsp grated lime zest
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (about 1 tsp)
  • And the rest
  • corn tortillas
  • grated cheese
  • sliced lettuce
  • chopped avocado
  • salsa

Season the steak with the chipotle pepper, paprika and salt and set aside until you're about 15 minutes from wanting to eat. Preheat the grill.

Heat the oil in a skillet and add the sliced onions and peppers. You can cook these to your taste, either lightly and leave the peppers with a bit of crunch to them or longer. I like to cook them about 10 minutes over medium heat, stirring, then turn the heat off or way down low and just before serving. Then I turn the heat up and get them hot again just before serving.

Mix up the lime mayo while the peppers are cooking and get all the condiments (lettuce, cheese, salsa) ready.

Grill the steak until done to your liking and let rest 5 minutes before slicing into thin strips.

I like to serve everything in small bowls and let people build their own tacos to taste, so I heat the corn tortillas in a cast iron skillet and serve them with everything at the table. You can cover them with a towel to keep warm.





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