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Cinco de Mayo Street Tacos

Whether for Taco Tuesday, Cinco de Mayo or just an ordinary day of the week, these street tacos are the cure for the ordinary taco!

Ingredients

SO WHAT YOU’RE GONNA NEED IS:

– (1/2) lb. Skirt (or Flank, Flat or Carne Asada) Steak: Available Here

– (8) Corn Tortillas: Available Here

– (1) medium Onion: Available Here

– (1) bunch Fresh Cilantro: Available Here

– (1) wheel Queso Fresco or Cotija Cheese: Available Here 

– (1/2) cup Orange Juice: Available Here

– (2) limes: Available Here

– (1/4) cup Olive Oil: Available Here

– (6) cloves Garlic: Available Here

– (1) teaspoon Cumin: Available Here

– (1/2) teaspoon Oregano: Available Here

– (1/2-1) teaspoon Kosher Salt: Available Here

– (1/4) teaspoon Black Pepper: Available Here

 

YOU’LL ALSO NEED:

– Grill or Cast Iron Grill Pan: Available Here

– Juicer: Available Here

– Garlic Press: Available Here

– Resealable Plastic Bag: Available Here

– Tongs (or Fork): Available Here

– Glass Measuring Cup: Available Here

– Sharp Knife: Available Here

Instructions

Marinate the Meat at least 2 hours in Advance

  1. Place Meat in a resealable plastic bag with a few stems of Cilantro.
  2. In a glass measuring cup or any jar with a spout, combine Orange Juice, Lime, Olive Oil, Cumin, Oregano, Salt, Pepper, 1/2 sliced Onion, pressed/minced Garlic. Stir.
  3. Pour marinade mixture into the resealable plastic bag. Remove excess air, seal and let the meat marinate a minimum of 2 hours.  (Note: you can even let marinate in the fridge for up to 2 days).

 

Make the Tacos

  1. When you’re ready to make the tacos, prepare the toppings by dicing the remaining 1/2 onion and slicing wedges of lime. Set aside.
  2. Place a little oil and the marinated meat in a grill pan over medium heat. Let grill for about 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove and place on a plate.
  3. Let the meat rest for about 5-10 minutes.
  4. Depending on your preference, cut the meat in strips or dice it
  5. Heat the corn tortilla for about 30 seconds on the grill and place on a plate.
  6. Top tortilla with the meat, onion, crumbled Queso Fresco and a squeeze of lime. (Note: you can top with other goodies like salsa or guacamole…but they’re great on their own.)

Enjoy!

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