Who says you have to wait until Cinco de Mayo to enjoy steak tacos? I’m starting my taco eating early! I love going to Rubio’s and getting their gourmet steak tacos. I think they are so tasty and they even add bacon to them. Hubby says bacon is perfect with everything and was on board the taco train when I said I was making steak tacos. These were tender and delicious and topped with a fat free adobo sour cream sauce.
Tender steak is the key to delicious steak tacos. There is nothing worse then a stringy steak. To help make your steak as tender as possible even if you do not have the best cut of meat, tenderize them first with a bit of water and baking soda. I just add about a tablespoon of baking soda to 2 tablespoons of water and coat the meat. I let it sit for 20 minutes, flipping once in the process. Then (and this is important) rinse them very well under cold water and pat dry. If you think you didn’t get it all, rinse it one more time.
Now, let’s make steak tacos!
Steak Tacos with Crispy Bacon
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Cook time||15 minutes|
|Total time||30 minutes|
|Meal type||Main Dish|
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 Small yellow onion (chopped)
- 1 bunch cilantro (leaves taken of the stems)
- 1/3 cup fat free sour cream
- 1/2 teaspoon adobo sauce ((more if you like extra heat))
- 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
- 1 Medium lime
- 2 top round steaks (sliced into 2 inch strips)
- 3 Twists McCormick's Garlic Herb Grinder
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 4 Small corn or flour tortillas
- 4oz Cotija cheese ((or substitute cheddar))
- 1 Medium haas avocado (sliced)
- 4 Strips bacon (cooked and chopped)
Double or triple the recipe and have a taco making party!
Good stuff!! By tenderizing the meat before cooking, it really makes for a delicious tender steak without losing any of it’s natural flavor. These steak tacos were yummy! Hubby had his with flour tortillas & cheddar cheese, but I strongly encourage you all to use cotija cheese and corn tortillas. I think they’re so much better this way. Add a squeeze of lime on each taco too for that tart finish.
I served the tacos with some black beans and a small salad with spicy ranch dressing. I do like a bit of heat with my tacos and may bump up the adobo next time. These would be so good for a taco party…. you can cut up some tomatoes, jalapeños or even olives and have a “make your own taco” event. I’m sure the kids would sure like it.