GRILLED FLANK STEAK TACOS

I think we can all agree that we all love tacos. What is there not to like? A well seasoned and grilled piece of meat or veggie, topped with salsa, guacamole, hot sauce, and then wrapped in a toasted, tasty “blanket;” makes the mouth very happy. For this recipe we were given some extra flank steaks from our uncle so I decided to grill them and make these tacos. The lemon and beer in the marinade really helped to tenderize the steaks, making for a juicier and tastier taco! And the beauty is, you can build your taco any way you want. Try yours today!

Preparation: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Standstill time: 1 hour

Serves: 4

Ingredients

2 pounds of flank steak, cleaned and trimmed of any excess fat

4 ears of sweet corn

2 large tomatoes, diced

1 large onion, diced

2 large avocados

Salt

Pepper

Red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

Juice from 1 lime

1 teaspoon cilantro, chopped

2 tablespoons olive oil

½ can of beer

Pack of tortillas

Instructions

  • Before cooking the tacos, marinade the steaks for a least an hour. You can even marinade them overnight. In a large Ziploc bag, add the beer, the spices, salt and pepper to taste, the lime juice, the meat, and the olive oil. Shake the bag around so the steaks get coated and put in the fridge
  • While the steaks are marinating, preheat the grill to a medium high heat, or you can use a ridge lined pan and cook the steaks indoors
  • Roast the corn on the grill or, if you are using a stovetop, on the open flames of the stove
  • Hold the corn in a vertical position and, using a knife, clean the corn off the cob onto a plate or bowl. Set the corn aside
  • Grill the steak for about 5 minutes on each side. Once done, transfer to a large platter and cover with foil. Let it rest for about 10 minutes. Grill the tortillas and prep the guacamole and the salsa while the meat is resting, shhhhh….
  • Smash the avocados together with the ½ the onion, cilantro, and lime juice. If, you want a smoother consistency, you can blend them in a food processor. In a separate bowl mix together the tomatoes and rest of the onion
  • Assemble your tacos in any manner you like. I did meat, guacamole, salsa, then corn
  • Enjoy!