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, No Sugar Added

Daily value:

24%

Servings:

4
  • Fat 26g 40%
  • Carbs 36g 12%
  • Saturated 10g 48%
  • Fiber 9g 37%
  • Sugars 6g
  • Monounsaturated 11g
  • Polyunsaturated 2g
  • Protein 30g 60%
  • Cholesterol 97mg 32%
  • Sodium 143mg 6%
  • Calcium 162mg 16%
  • Magnesium 95mg 24%
  • Potassium 1,075mg 31%
  • Iron 4mg 20%
  • Zinc 6mg 38%
  • Phosphorus 478mg 68%
  • Vitamin A 518µg 58%
  • Vitamin C 53mg 89%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 15%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 20%
  • Niacin (B3) 10mg 52%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 54%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 106µg 26%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 24%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 3mg 13%
  • Vitamin K 98µg 122%
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