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Oct. 6, 2022

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Try tacos with creamy avocado


Adding thin slices of steak to a taco makes a tasty and quick home-cooked weeknight meal. You can serve these tacos flat, and each person can make and fold their own. Or, if you like, you can serve them in a taco holder. If you don’t have one, bend aluminum foil into a taco holder shape and use that instead. Adding avocado cubes to the tacos gives them a fresh and creamy texture.

Helpful Hints:

  • You can use any type of salsa.
  • You can use flour tortillas instead of corn tortillas.

Beef Tacos

Yield 2 servings. Recipe by Linda Gassenheimer

1/2 pound skirt steak

Olive oil spray

1 cup sliced onion

1 teaspoon minced garlic

2 teaspoons chili powder

2 teaspoons ground cumin

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Six 6-inch corn tortillas

1/4 cup bought tomato salsa

1/2 cup avocado cubes

1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream

2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Remove visible fat from steak. Spray a nonstick skillet with oil spray. Add the onion and garlic and saute 3 to 4 minutes. Add the steak and continue to saute another 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and place the steak on a cutting board to rest. Sprinkle the chili powder, cumin and salt and pepper to taste over the steak. Wrap the tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave 30 seconds. Divide the tortillas between two plates. Carve the steak against the grain into 1/2-inch slices. To assemble, divide the slices among the tortillas. Add the onion, garlic,salsa and avocado cubes and then drizzle with the sour cream. Sprinkle the cilantro on top.

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