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Recipe: carnitas-style grilled beef tacos

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Carnitas-style grilled beef tacos serving suggestion

carnitas-style grilled beef tacos

Steak strips get big south-of-the-border flavor from cliantro, onions and tomatillos.

Ingredients

  • 4 beef Flat Iron Steaks (aboaut 8 ounces each)
  • 18 small corn tortillas (6 to 7-inch diameter)
  • MARINADE
  • 1 cup prepared tomatillo salsa
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • SALSA
  • 1 1/2 cup prepared tomatillo salsa
  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • 2/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup minced white onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

Combine marinade ingredients in small bowl. Place beef steaks and marinade in food-safe plastic bag; turn steaks to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 15 minutes to 2 hours.

Remove steaks from marinade; discard marinade. Place steaks on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 10 to 14 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 12 to 16 minutes) for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally.

Meanwhile combine avocado salsa ingredients in medium bowl. Set aside.

Place tortillas on grid. Grill until warm and slightly charred. Remove; keep warm.

Carve steaks into slices. Serve in tortillas with avocado salsa. Top with onion, cilantro and lime wedges, as desired.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Nutrition information per serving using Flat Iron Steaks: 493 calories; 19 g fat (5 g saturated fat; 9 g monounsaturated fat); 68 mg cholesterol; 407 mg sodium; 45 g carbohydrate; 7.4 g fiber; 35 g protein; 6.1 mg niacin; 0.7 mg vitamin B6; 4.1 mcg vitamin B12; 4.4 mg iron; 27.7 mcg selenium; 11.4 mg zinc.

This recipe is an excellent source of fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc.

Nutrition information per serving using Skirt Steak: 461 calories; 2 g fat (6 g saturated fat; 10 g monounsaturated fat); 49 mg cholesterol; 410 mg sodium; 45 g carbohydrate; 7.4 g fiber; 26 g protein; 5.5 mg niacin; 0.7 mg vitamin B6; 3.7 mcg vitamin B12; 3.5 mg iron; 20.9 mcg selenium; 6.1 mg zinc.

This recipe is an excellent source of fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc.

Nutrition information per serving using Flank Steak: 421 calories; 14 g fat (4 g saturated fat; 6 g monounsaturated fat); 42 mg cholesterol; 378 mg sodium; 45 g carbohydrate; 7.4 g fiber; 29 g protein; 8.6 mg niacin; 0.8 mg vitamin B6; 1.4 mcg vitamin B12; 2.7 mg iron; 32.11 mcg selenium; 5.6 mg zinc.

This recipe is an excellent source of fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, selenium and zinc; and a good source of iron.

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