Steak and Charred Vegetable Tacos

These are super good. This recipe is from page 91 of the May 2012 issue of Cooking Light. I am definately making these again.










Steak and Charred Vegetable Tacos

2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons chipotle chile powder
2 large garlic cloves, minced and divided
1 (1-pound) skirt steak, trimmed and chopped
1/2 medium onion, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
1/2 pound plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise
1 red bell pepper, halved and seeded
5/8 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Cooking spray
8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream

 Combine 1 tablespoon canola oil, lime juice, brown sugar, chile powder, and 1 minced garlic clove in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add steak; seal and toss to coat. Marinate at room temperature 30 minutes.

Heat a large grill pan over medium-high heat. Brush the remaining 1 tablespoon canola oil over onion slices, tomatoes, and bell pepper. Arrange the vegetables in pan; cook for 4 minutes on each side or until charred and softened.

Combine tomato, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and remaining garlic clove in a food processor or mini chopper; pulse until almost pureed. Place tomato mixture in a medium bowl. Coarsely chop onion and bell pepper; add to bowl. Stir in oregano and black pepper.

Heat a large cast-iron skillet over high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add steak mixture to pan; cook for 6 minutes or until done, stirring frequently. Stir in remaining 3/8 teaspoon salt.

 Heat tortillas according to the package directions. Arrange about 1 1/2 ounces steak on each tortilla; top each tortilla with about 2 tablespoons salsa and 1 1/2 teaspoons sour cream.


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