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Recipe: tacos with lime-jalapeno cream

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tacos with lime-jalapeno cream

This recipe comes to us from the 2013 National Beef Cookoff Craveable Fresh Beef and Fresh California Avocado category.


  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless beef top sirloin steak, cut 1 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 8 corn tortillas (6-inch diameter)
  • 1 fresh Californai Avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons 50% less fat sour cream
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 3 cups arugula leaves


Rub chili powder on both sides of steak. Place steak on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill covered, 11 to 15 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 13 to 16 minutes) for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally.

Grill corn tortillas 30 seconds on each side. Remove from grill; keep warm.

Place avocado, lime juice, sour cream and jalapeño pepper in bowl of food processor; pulse until smooth.

Carve steak into thin slices. Top tortillas with equal amounts steak and arugula; top with avocado cream. Pass remaining avocado cream.

Nutrition information per serving: 341 calories; 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat; 6 g monounsaturated fat); 72 mg cholesterol; 123 mg sodium; 27 g carbohydrate; 6.4 g fiber; 30 g protein; 9.2 mg niacin; 0.8 mg vitamin B6; 1.5 mcg vitamin B12; 3.1 mg iron; 34.2 mcg selenium; 5.9 mg zinc; 116.4 mg choline.

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