This week, I don’t have a story to share. But I recently did an interview with a blogger friend, Kylie. She is an awesome photographer who lives in France. On her blog, Curated Life, she shares photography tips, styling tips and delicious recipes. I am honored that Kylie invited me to share a few personal stories and tips on her blog. Hop over and check it out!
Now, back to today’s recipe!
What to do if you have leftover steaks? Turn them into tacos!
These tacos can be done in 30 minutes. Cut the steaks into little dices. Marinate them with some oregano, soy sauce, and ketchup for about 20 minutes. Saute them over the stove. That is it for your protein!
For the tortillas, always, always go with corn tortillas. It is not tacos if in flour tortillas. There are a few ways to reheat tortillas. Our favorite is to toast them over the stove in open fire. Once it gets a little charred on both side, it is ready. Another way is to toast them in a pan on the stove. When the tortilla starts to puff, turn over and cook until it puffs again. It doesn’t take on any color really. The easiest and fastest way is to heat them in microwave. Wrap about 5 – 6 tortillas in a paper towel. Cook in the microwave for about 35 seconds. It is fast, but it didn’t add any extra flavors to the tortillas like the other two ways. If you have couple minutes or so, I will suggest try the first two methods.
Taco topping doesn’t have to be complicated. An authentic topping is actually very simple. Forget about guacamole. You just need diced onions and chopped cilantro. Mix them together and sprinkle over your tacos. If you want a little citrus and fresh flavors, spoon a little store-bought salsa verde or salsa on top. You are all good! Why make your own salsa verde when you can buy good ones from store? Try Trader Joe’s.
- ¾ pound leftover Grilled College Marinated Steaks
- 1 tablespoon ketchup
- ¾ teaspoon dried crushed oregano
- ½ teaspoon vegetable oil plus more for cooking
- 1½ tablespoons lemon juice
- 10 – 12 (4.5-inch corn) tortillas (or 6 – 8 (6-inch corn) tortillas)
- ¼ cup store-bought salsa verde or salsa
- 1 cup white onion (cut into small dices)
- 3 tablespoons cilantro (finely chopped)
- Cut the leftover steaks into ½-inch cubes. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add soy sauce, ketchup, dried crushed oregano, and vegetable oil. Marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes. Add the lemon juice at the last-minute.
- In a small bowl, mix the onion and cilantro together. Set aside.
- In a large pan over medium-high heat, add ½ tablespoon oil. Add the steaks and cook until warm through and slightly browned. Taste and adjust with salt if needed. Transfer to a medium bowl.
- Meanwhile, start on the tortillas. Reheat them up over the open flame on the stove over medium heat until slightly brown, but still soft on both sides. Watch carefully because the tortillas can be burnt easily. Transfer the cooked tortilla to a tortilla warmer or a plate with an aluminum-foil-cover.
- When everything is ready, put tortillas on serving plates and top with steaks and onion topping. Serve immediately with salsa verde or salsa.
- If you want to try this recipe, but you don’t have any leftover Grilled College Marinated steaks. You can start with ¾ pound raw rib eye cap or rib eye steaks. Cut them into ½-inch cubes. Marinate them in ¼ cup ketchup, ¼ cup light beer, 3 tablespoons soy sauce, ¾ teaspoon dried crushed oregano, and ½ teaspoon vegetable oil for 20 minutes. Add 1½ tablespoons lemon juice just before cooking.
- Tortillas can also be reheated on a pan over the stove. Cook until both sides start to puff.
- I served the tacos with salsa verde that I bought from Trader Joe’s.
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
Love tacos! But haven’t made steak ones before. Love how the recipe comes together so easy and quickly too. X
Thank you Thalia! Yes, not much chopping to do and everything can put together within 30 minutes. 😉
Oana | Adore Foods says
Yum! I could live on tacos pretty much every day 🙂 I tend to always go for seafood ones but yours are looking really good. Trying these next week! xo
Haha! Seafood ones are great! I love fried shrimp and fish tacos. 😀 I know you will like these. Enjoy! Thanks Oana.
Well done!!! These look really tasty and love it even more because steak is on the menu this weekend. So I know what am going to be doing with my leftovers. Thanks!!!!
Thank you very much! Yes, leftover steaks are perfect for tacos! Hope you will give this a try! Have a wonderful weekend.
Karly Campbell says
I’ve never met a taco I didn’t like, but this guy might be my new best friend. I LOVE steak tacos, and they’re done in 30 minutes!? Can’t get any better than that!
YES, within 30 minutes. Very easy, but flavorful. Thanks Karly! Enjoy your weekend. 😉
I can’t tell you how good these look! I just had some tacos recently that were a big disappointment. Maybe the lesson is to cook at home and follow your recipes. Taco night is so fun!
We love taco night! Bryan and I are very picky about tacos, so I got you. We never understand how some tacos can be so pricey, but still taste like $2 tacos! These steak ones are very easy to do. Hope you guys will enjoy them! 🙂
Kathleen | Hapa Nom Nom says
Bring on these steak tacos for Cinco de Mayo! Oh heck, bring these babies on anytime! I love how quickly these come together – makes them easier for devouring 🙂
Haha! Yes, perfect for Cinco de Mayo or any busy weeknight. 🙂
My partner and I have this weird but fun Friday night tradition where we prepare Mexican food, drink beer and listen to (bad) Mexican music! ^_^
This will be a fantastic addition to our Friday Night’s to spice things up and prepare something a little different! Thank you so much for sharing, we can’t wait to taste it!
HAHA! That sounds fun! I love the food and beer part, probably not much of that bad music. 😀 Hope you will give these tacos a try!