Sunday, January 18, 2009

Steak Tacos and Black Beans

My coworker Eric always has delicious homemade tacos everyday for lunch, so I decided to make my own steak tacos Friday night. I went a little crazy with sides and toppings (with the roommates' help!), so we had quite a feast. I also used a delicious spice combo that my friend Ivette gave me for Christmas which was Chili, oregano and salt to season the steak- the flavors really complimented one another.

Steak Tacos

2 pounds flank steak
1 tablespoon chili, oregano and salt mixture
1/4 cup Worchestershire sauce

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 avocados, sliced and di
1 poblano peppe
r, roasted
2 cloves garlic

1/2 cup sour cream

Salt and pepper to taste

Corn tortillas


2 mangos, peeled, pitted and sliced

1 cup shredded jicama

1 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro

2 tablespoons cheddar cheese

Top steak with first 3 ingredients and marinade for 30 minutes to an hour. Hea
t a grill pan to medium high heat. Cook steak about 5 to 6 minutes on each side (for medium to medium rare). Remove from heat, let sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Slice and serve.

Combine 1/2 avocado, pepper, sour cream and salt and pepper in a food processor and serve as sauce for tacos in corn tortillas. Top tacos with remaining avocado and mangos, jicama, cilantro and cheese as desired.

Black Beans

4 cloves garlic

1 cup chopped red onion

1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed

1 green bell pepper, halved, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup corn kernels

1 teaspoon chili powder

Salt and pepper to taste

1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro

Heat oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Add garlic and red onion and saute 2 to 3 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and cook about 10 minutes. Serve with rice and cheddar cheese.

The boys also prepared fried yucca and plantains which were SO good. If I ask nicely, I'm sure I could get them to blog about it :)

The final product!

As an added bonus, I had some beans left. The next morning I made a southwestern scramble simply by scrambling 8 eggs then mixing in the beans for the last minute of cooking (I warmed them first) and topped with some cheese. Delicious!


Brittney said...

Damn--I came over a day early!

Bun Baker said...

yum! That looks really good.

I've never really added anything to black beans before because I like they way they taste, but I think I'll beef them up next time.

Thanks Apron!

Sicilian said...

This sounds very good. . . .Thanks for sharing.

mister sandwich said...

Taco party! Best blog post ever. Looks awesome -- yall know how to roll. Let me tell you about pulled pork/slaw tacos some day.