Grilled Steak & Carrot Tacos

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In celebration of my upcoming birthday, Cinco de Mayo, I’ve been channeling my love for taco’s the past few weeks. I could eat tacos every day and be O-K with that. Especially fresh fish tacos found in the Florida keys! πŸ˜‰ I like to get creative with my food pairing and not always stick with the standard of ground beef, salsa, etc. This recipe contains quality beef, in-season carrots, a freshly made tomato salsa, fresh cilantro and slices of avocado.

Typically you wouldn’t think carrots and steak together in a taco, right? Well, think again! This pairing came out amazing, bursting with quality nutrition, and gave a different/unique flavor to the tacos.

Cinco de Mayo lands on Taco Tuesday this year.Β  So I hope you all will be celebrating with some delicious, nutrient-dense, unique-flavoring tacos!

Enjoy!!

INGREDIENTS: Makes 5-6 Tacos

Steak:

  • 1# Prime New York Strip Steak
  • 1 Teaspoon Chili Powder, Paprika, Sea Salt, Pepper, Cumin

Salsa

  • 1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes, diced into 1/4’s
  • 1 Big Handful Fresh Cilantro, diced
  • 3 Green Scallions, diced thin
  • Fresh Lime Juice
  • Sea Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

Carrots:

  • 1 Bunch Carrots
  • Sea Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

Optional:

  • Avocado
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Corn Tortilla (or any flour tortilla – wheat, almond, cassava, etc.)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Heat your grill.Β  (If you do not have a grill you can pan fry the steaks and roast the carrots on 400 degrees for 20-25 mins. But, if you do have a grill – this will taste best off the grill!)
  2. Marinate the steak by using your hands to dry rub the steak. (dry rub = no oils).Β  Rub seasoning on both sides of steak and let sit 10-15 minutes.
  3. Cut your carrots in half and coat with olive oil and sea salt.
  4. Place the carrots on the grill.Β  Depending on the thickness of the carrots, they take about 8-10 minutes to cook.Β  Flip 1/2 way through, 4-5 mins.
  5. Create your salsa by combining tomatoes, cilantro, scallions, sea salt, and olive oil.Β  Place in the refrigerator until ready to consume.
  6. Place the steak on the grill.Β  The cooking time will be dependent on the thickness of your steak.Β  I had a 2″ thick steak that I sliced into 1/2 to make 2 steaks. It took 2 mins per side.Β  So 1″ thick steak takes about 2-2.5 minutes per side.
  7. Once carrots and steak are ready, remove from heat.
  8. Place carrots, steak, fresh salsa, and sliced avocado into your tortilla and enjoy!
  9. Optional Topping: Cheese and/or Sour Cream.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

 

 

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