Flank Steak Tacos

Steak tacos
Allison Beck

Ingredients

  • 1 pound flank steak
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 8 tortillas, preferably 6-inch corn, but any 6-8-inch corn or flour torilla will work
  • 2/3 cup Mexican crema or yogurt/sour cream thinned with a little cream, to taste
  • Freshly chopped cilantro, for garnish

A properly cooked grass-fed flank steak, seasoned well, needs little garnish other than some thinly sliced vegetables, a couple of slices of avocado, and a dollop of crema.

When making a salad — or eating it on the run — isn’t an option, there are tacos. No, I’m not talking about the crispy, Tex-Mex interpretation. I’m talking about the perfectly warm and soft (and more authentically Mexican) flour or corn tortillas. Stuff it moderately, slather on some crema, wrap, and go. One is perfect for lunch, or two for dinner.

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Directions

Preheat broiler on high.

Season steak on both sides with salt and pepper. Once broiler is hot, place steak on broiler pan and cook for about 4 minutes, rotating halfway through. Flip steak and broil about 4 minutes longer for medium rare. Continue to cook if you like it more well done. Remove the steak and let it rest for 5-10 minutes before thinly slicing against the grain.

Meanwhile, place vegetables all on a platter and warm the tortillas. Set up a station where guests can assemble their own tacos, starting with a tortilla. Add the steak, vegetables, avocado, crema, and cilantro. Wrap (roll!) and serve.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

486 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:

24%

Servings:

4
  • Fat 104g 160%
  • Carbs 143g 48%
  • Saturated 38g 192%
  • Fiber 37g 149%
  • Sugars 25g
  • Protein 120g 240%
  • Cholesterol 388mg 129%
  • Sodium 624mg 26%
  • Calcium 649mg 65%
  • Magnesium 378mg 95%
  • Potassium 4,300mg 123%
  • Iron 14mg 78%
  • Zinc 23mg 153%
  • Phosphorus 1,910mg 273%
  • Vitamin A 36,976IU 740%
  • Vitamin C 212mg 354%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 54%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 80%
  • Niacin (B3) 41mg 206%
  • Vitamin B6 4mg 212%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 423µg 106%
  • Vitamin B12 6µg 96%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 11mg 54%
  • Vitamin K 392µg 490%
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 44g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 10g
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