Mini Beef Tacos With Citrus Salsa

Serves: 12 mini tacos
Time to prep: 30 to 40 minutes
Ingredients

2 beef Flat Iron Steaks (8 ounces each)

12 corn tortillas (6 to 7-inch diameter)

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Salt and pepper

 

Citrus Salsa:

1/3 cup chopped jicama

1/3 cup chopped orange

1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeño pepper

2 teaspoons red wine vinegar

1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel

 

Avocado Cream:

1/2 cup mashed avocado

1 tablespoon low-fat dairy sour cream

 

Rub:

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon grated orange peel

Instructions
  1. Combine Citrus Salsa ingredients in small bowl; season with salt and pepper as desired. Set aside.
  2. Combine Avocado Cream ingredients in small bowl; season with salt and pepper as desired. Set aside.
  3. Combine Rub ingredients; press evenly onto beef steaks. Place steaks on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 10 to 14 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 12 to 16 minutes) for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally. Transfer steaks to carving board.
  4. Meanwhile, cut 1 “mini tortilla” from each tortilla with 4-inch diameter cookie cutter. Discard tortilla scraps or save for another use. Lightly brush both sides of mini tortillas with oil. Grill over medium heat 1 to 3 minutes or until lightly crisp, turning once.
  5. Carve steaks lengthwise in half, then crosswise into thin slices. Season with salt and pepper as desired. Top each mini tortilla with equal amounts of avocado cream, beef slices and salsa. Serve immediately.

Test Kitchen Tips

To pan-broil steaks, heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place steaks in skillet; cook 13 to 15 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, turning occasionally.

Four-inch mini corn tortillas are occasionally available in Hispanic markets and some large supermarkets.

Courtesy of The Beef Checkoff

1. “Did You Know?” source: Packaged Facts, Hispanic Foods and Beverages in the U.S. (5th Edition), November 27, 2012.