Friday, August 28, 2009

Grilled Steak Tacos

Grilled Cola Skirt Steak Salsa Tacos

Recipe by: Silvana Nardone- Rachel Ray's No Recipe section


Prep time- 30 min.


  • 1/2 cup cola
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 2 limes, plus lime wedges for serving
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • Salt
  • 1 pound skirt steak, cut into 4 portions
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 jalapeƱo chiles, finely chopped
  • 8 crisp taco shells
  • 1 avocado, cut into 8 lengthwise slices


  1. In a resealable plastic bag, combine the cola, olive oil, 2 tablespoons lime juice, the chili powder and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. Add the steak and let marinate at room temperature for about 30 minutes.

  2. In a large bowl, toss together the tomatoes, onion, cilantro, jalapeƱos and remaining lime juice; season with salt.

  3. Preheat a grill or grill pan to high. Grill the steak, turning once, about 15 minutes for medium-rare; let rest for 5 minutes. Thinly slice the steak against the grain and toss with the tomato salsa. Fill each taco shell with some slaw mix, an avocado slice and steak with salsa. Serve with the lime wedges.

The Photo Play by Play:

Place the skirt steak in a plastic bag, then add cola, olive oil, chili powder, lime juice and salt.

Then mix chopped tomatoes, onion, cilantro, jalapenos and more lime juice.

Grill the steak, turning once, for about 12 minutes, then let it rest.

Thinly slice the steak,

and toss it with the salsa.

Add avo and some steak and salsa. Serve the tacos with lime wedges.

Brooke's Notes: This was incredibly tasty! I would suggest that after you cook the meat and slice it that you place it in a warm oven for a few minutes, otherwise your steak will taste cold. You have to let the steak cool down enough to cut, but once you toss with the salsa it becomes cold. I would also suggest tenderizing the meat before you marinate it. That will ensure that the meat soaks up all of the flavor and be mouth watering juicy!! :) Enjoy!

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