Flank Steak Tacos

This flank steak recipe is a great twist on traditional ground beef tacos. Creekstone Farms' very own Chef David Katz created this recipe (including an excellent tomatillo-avocado salsa) for a special event and our employees as well as friends and family continue to mark this as a favorite recipe with tons of flavor!

 

Ingredients

Flank Steak Tacos

  • 1 Creekstone Farms flank steak
  • Tomatilla Avocado Salsa
  • Corn or flour tortillas
  • Queso Fresco (mild white cheese – found in most groceries cheese aisle. Open and crumble cheese by hand.)

Flank Steak Marinade

  • 1/2 C. Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Dried Ancho Chili Powder
  • 4 t. Ground Cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 C. Lime Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 t. Cayenne Pepper
  • 8 Garlic Cloves – peeled and smashed
  • 1/2 C. Cilantro Leaves – rough chopped
  • 3/4 C. Olive Oil

Tomatillo-Avocado Salsa

  • 6 medium Tomatillos
  • 1 Jalapenos
  • ½ large Yellow Onion
  • 1/2 bunch Cilantro – stems cut off
  • 2 Tablespoons Lime juice
  • 1 Avocados – peeled, pitted
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

Steak Tacos

  1. Mix all the above in a mixing bowl. Place the flank steak in the marinade and refrigerate for four hours to overnight.
  2. Remove steak from the marinade and place on hot grill or grill pan. Cook for about 3-4 minutes. Flip to other saide and cook for another 1 ½ to 3 minutes for a total cooking time of 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Remove the meat to a cutting board and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing.
  4. Slice meat thinly across the grain.
  5. Place meat strips on warm taco shell and top with Tomatillo-Avocado salsa and Queso Fresco.

Tomatillo-Avocado Salsa

  1. Peel the leaf off of the tomatillos and rinse them well under cold water. Cut them in quarters and put into a food processor that can hold them with space at the top.
  2. Peel and rough chop the onion and throw that into the processor as well.
  3. Take stem off of peppers and split in half and put them in processor as well.
  4. Put remaining ingredients in the processor and puree everything till well incorporated. Do not over work it, it should be somewhat chunky. Check for seasoning and adjust as needed.