Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Man Food Week: Soft & Crispy Steak Tacos

I love the occasional hard shell taco, but I hate it breaking and everything falling out everywhere. I also love refried beans on tacos. Any man would love steak instead of ground chuck...I mean c'mon! It's steak! These were the perfect combination of meat, crunch, chew, and toppings.
Soft & Crispy Steak Tacos. A hard shell coated with refried beans, wrapped in a soft shell, and stuffed with steak! #manfood #steak #tacos

What you need:
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. NY strip steak
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, remove seeds and ribs, diced
  • 8 oz. tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. garlic
  • 1 tsp. chipotle/ancho chili powder
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 (6 inch) flour tortillas
  • 8 hard shell tortillas
  • Refried beans, heated
  • Spinach
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Salsa, if desired

Heat oil over medium-high heat. Season strip steak with salt and pepper.
Sear steak 2 minutes on each side and then remove to let rest for 5 minutes.

Add onion and jalapeno and cook over medium-low heat until onions are softened.

After your steak has rested 5 minutes, slice into strips.
Add steak plus tomato sauce, cumin, garlic, chili powder, and lime juice. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until steak is to desired doneness.

Meanwhile, take your hard shell tortillas and spread refried beans on the outside. Take a soft shell and wrap it around the hard shell. Repeat with all tortillas.
Fill with meat mixture and top with spinach, cheese, and salsa or other desired toppings!

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Morsels of Life | CJ Huang said...

I love double deckers! (And the spinach on top. :P)

Unknown said...

Man Food Week is a great invention! All of these recipes look absolutely amazing. I bet the steak is so delicious in these tacos!!