Archive | September, 2011

Steak Tacos!

22 Sep

I bookmarked this recipe months ago, but never made it because my bf is not a fan of spicy food. I made it tonight for my sister and mom and they loved it.

The original recipe can be found here. I changed the measurements a bit.


2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 red onion, thinly sliced
1 red pepper, thinly sliced
1 flank steak (about 1/2 pound ), sliced into 1/4 inch strips, across the grain
1 cup frozen whole kernel corn, cooked according to package directions, drained
1 jalapeno without the seeds or ribs, finely minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, minced

Warm flour or corn tortillas

Shredded cheese, sour cream, shredded lettuce, guacamole (whatever you like on tacos)

1. Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat and add the onions and the peppers.  Saute until very tender about 12 minutes.  Transfer to a plate.

2. Add steak to skillet and cook until it is no longer pink, about 1 minute.

3. Add jalapenos, corn, reserved onions and peppers, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper.  Cook for about 2 minutes or until jalapenos have slightly softened and flavors have melded.

3. Serve with warm flour or corn tortillas and any taco fixings you like. Enjoy!

This was my first time cooking with cumin, but definitely not my last. I loved the flavor it gave the tacos. I’ll definitely be making this often. It was so simple!