Sunday Dinner: Savory Steak Tacos

Hello everyone, I am back to writing.  The past few months have been crazy busy, and I let my blog slide down to the bottom of my priorities list.  Can you believe it’s been two months since I posted anything?  Eek, I apologize!!!!

Well, I’m excited to finally post this recipe mashup from one of our very early Sunday Dinners this summer.  Nearly every Sunday, my family and friends in Cincinnati get together and have “Sunday Dinner”.  Sunday Dinner is one of my favorite family traditions, and it was the inspiration for my Columbus Thursday Dinners.  A few weeks ago I hosted Sunday Dinner and made these steak tacos.

(Photo credit goes to my sister Emma! I was so busy once people started arriving that I forgot to take a picture of the finished product!)

I was debating about what I wanted to make all week, but I knew that my mom wanted me to use up one of the beef cuts we had in the freezer.  When I found a Guy Fieri recipe for Grilled Tequila Garlic Lime Flank Steak I had my inspiration. I modified the recipe for the steak a little, and used some of the steak that we had in the freezer.

I ended up inviting everyone I could think of, so instead of an 8-10 person group we had an 18 person group.  Mom had the foresight to buy a frozen pizza just in case we ran out of food (which we did).  But tacos made the perfect meal for that many people!  I chopped all of the toppings ahead of time (like onions, peppers, tomatoes, etc), I made guacamole, and then when it was almost time to eat I sent my dad and Deijohn out to the grill to cook the steak.  (I never really understood how they could cook on the charcoal grill that we had.  But we have since bought a gas grill and I am super excited to use it!).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was a delicious and easy meal to make for a large group of people!  Here is the recipe I used for the steak (tweaked from the Food Network recipe above).  The toppings I used were: cilantro, guacamole (my own recipe below), sour cream, salsa, tomatoes, green onions, jalapeño peppers, cheese, diced sweet onion, and pickled red onion.  I also made black beans and rice for vegetarians and for anyone who wanted a burrito!

For the pickled red onion recipe, head on over to A Farm Girl’s Dabbles website!

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Savory Steak Tacos

An easy and delicious meal for a group!

Author Guy Fieri

Ingredients

Steak Marinade

  • 2-3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 3/4 cup lime juice freshly squeezed or store-bought
  • 1/2 cup clear tequila (I used golden)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro chopped
  • 2 hot peppers (Jalapeño or serrano)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 3 pound flank steak (or similar cut)

Garnishes

  • tomatoes diced
  • onions dices
  • green onions
  • pickled red onion
  • guacamole
  • sour cream
  • beans (for vegetarians)
  • salsa

Instructions

  1. Combine all steak marinade ingredients in a large tupperware or resealable plastic bag.  

  2. Let sit in the refrigerator 2 hours

  3. Let sit at room temperature for half an hour

  4. Cook the steak on the grill (for more detailed instructions you'll have to refer to the original recipe.  Cooking steak on the grill is not my area of expertise... yet)

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Homemade Guacamole

Very simple recipe for a delicious dip

Author Unseasoned Foodie

Ingredients

  • 2-3 avocados smushed
  • 1/4 cup diced tomatoes about 1 roma tomato or a good handful of cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup diced green onions about 4 green onions
  • 1 splash lime juice to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder optional - to taste
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder optional - to taste

Instructions

  1. Smush the avocados.  Combine all ingredients.  Mix thoroughly with fork until creamy.  Make sure to taste test and tweak as needed

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