Flank Steak Tacos
Last week my friend Jeff had me over for a little grilling and drinking. I brought the Corona and he gave me the workings for a great steak taco. I must say, having a food website has open doors. Everyone wants me to come over, but in return I have to do the cooking. I have absolutely no problem with that. Jeff had a nice flank steak that we grilled and made tacos with.
Grilled Steak Tacos with Roasted Peppers
- 1lb flank steak
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 tequila
- 2 limes
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 tbs cumin
- 1 tbs oregano
- 1 tbs onion powder
- 1 tbs chili powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 6 poblano peppers
- 1 zip top bag for steaming the peppers
Lay the flank steak out on a cutting board and dry it off with a towel.
With a flank steak I usually tenderize it before I use it. To do that use a hard object or a meat tenderizer and hammer the meat. This will tenderize it and make it so that it is not too chewy.
Mix all of the seasonings above and place in a zip top bag. You can add as much tequila as you like. Jeff likes tequila so I think that we added about a 1/2-3/4 cup of tequila.
Then seal the bag and squeeze as much air out as you can. Then refrigerate for at least 20 minutes. 2-3 hours is preferred.
Just like the shrimp tacos from a couple of days ago, we are going to serve these with roasted peppers. While the meat marinades, roast the peppers. Place the peppers on high heat and turn them every minute or so until all of the sides are blackened.
Make sure to rotate them so that all of the sides get blackened.
Remove them from the grill when blistered and place in a plastic bag. The plastic bag will help to steam the skins off.
After about 10 minutes it is time to peel the skins. As you can see, the skins come off in giant sheets.
Slice into strips and serve these tender, smokey, and tasty treats with any and everything.
Now that the peppers are done, it is time to grill the meat. Place the flank steak on the grill over high heat and sear the outside.
After about 5-7 minutes you should have good grill marks. When you have good grill marks and the meat looks golden it is time to flip.
Now continue to cook for another 5-7 minutes. The meat should be about medium-medium well. Remove and let the meat sit for 5 minutes before carving. This will let the juices redistribute throughout the meat. Then carve the meat into thin strips. Make sure to cut against the grain. Otherwise, the meat will be chewy.
Serve the steak tacos on a flour tortilla with some cheese, roasted peppers, salsa and some sour cream. Makes for a perfect summer meal.
These tacos were the best of the night. The meat was cooked perfectly and the seasoning was awesome. Now that it is summer time, it is time to grill. You don’t always have to make burgers and hot dogs. Next time make grilled steak tacos.