Spicy Steak Tacos

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 h 30 min
  • Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • MARINADE :
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro 250 mL
  • 1/2 cup orange juice 125 mL
  • 1/2 cup olive oil 125 mL
  • 1/4 cup lime juice 60 mL
  • 1 jalapeño, minced
  • 2 tbsp chopped garlic 30 mL
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin 15 mL
  • 1/2 tsp granulated sugar 2 mL
  • TACOS:
  • 2 lb flank steak or skirt steak, cut in 4 pieces along the grain 1 kg
  • 16 5-in. (12 cm) Compliments Balance Multigrain with Flax Tortillas, warmed
  • 1/2 cup Sensations by Compliments Roasted Tomato Salsa 125 mL
  • 2 ripe avocados, pitted, peeled and sliced
  • 1 sweet red pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 lime, cut in wedges
  • 1/4 cup sour cream (optional) 60 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    MARINADE

  • Step 2

    In a blender, blend cilantro, orange juice, oil, lime juice, jalapeño, garlic, cumin and sugar until smooth.

  • Step 3

    Pour marinade over steak; cover and refrigerate for 1 to 8 hours.

  • Step 4

    TACOS

  • Step 5

    Heat barbecue to medium-high. Remove steak from marinade; grill, basting with marinade 2 or 3 times, for 8 to 10 min. for medium or until instant-read thermometer reads 160°F (71°C). Discard remaining marinade. Allow steak to rest 5 to 10 min. before carving against the grain into thin slices.

  • Step 6

    Wrap steak in tortilla with salsa, avocado, red pepper and onion. Squeeze lime wedge over top, and add a dollop of the sour cream (if using).

Tip

Double this marinade recipe and use it as a flavourful dressing for grilled vegetables. Serve veggies with tortillas, beans, rice and your favourite condiments for an easy vegetarian fajita option.

To warm tortillas, grill each side for 5 to 7 seconds.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (1/8 of the recipe)
  • Calories 520
  • Fat 25 g
  • Saturated Fat 6 g
  • Carbs 39 g
  • Sugar 36 g
  • Protein 36 g
  • Cholesterol 45 mg
  • Fibre 8 g
  • Sodium 630 mg