Carnitas-Style Grilled Beef Tacos

Steak strips get big south-of-the-border flavor from cilantro, onions and tomatillos.

  • 45
    min
  • 6
    SERVINGS
  • 493
    Cal
  • 35 g
    Protein

Ingredients & Cooking

Ingredients:

  • 4 beef Flat Iron Steaks (about 8 ounces each)
  • 18 small corn tortillas (6 to 7-inch diameter)
Toppings:
  • Minced white onion, chopped fresh cilantro, lime wedges
Marinade:
  • 1 cup prepared tomatillo salsa
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Avocado Salsa:
  • 1-1/2 cups prepared tomatillo salsa
  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • 2/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup minced white onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Cooking:

  1. Combine marinade ingredients in small bowl. Place beef steaks and marinade in food-safe plastic bag; turn steaks to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 15 minutes to 2 hours.

  2. Remove steaks from marinade; discard marinade. Place steaks on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 10 to 14 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 12 to 16 minutes) for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally.

  3. Meanwhile combine avocado salsa ingredients in medium bowl. Set aside.

  4. Place tortillas on grid. Grill until warm and slightly charred. Remove; keep warm.

  5. Carve steaks into slices. Serve in tortillas with avocado salsa. Top with onion, cilantro and lime wedges, as desired.

Nutrition Information

Butcher Counter

Carnitas-Style Grilled Beef TacosFlat Iron Steak Chuck Primal

Extremely tender, well-marbled and flavorful and great for grilling. Cut from the Top Blade.

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