Steak Tacos with Avocado Salsa

A cool avocado salsa complements hot slices of marinated beef.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 35 min
  • Servings 4

2
medium limes
1
tablespoon ground cumin
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
lb beef flank steak, trimmed of fat
1
cup chopped plum (Roma) tomatoes (about 2 medium)
1/4
cup chopped red onion
1
avocado, pitted, peeled and chopped
1/8
teaspoon salt
8
white corn tortillas (6 inch)

  • 1 Squeeze limes into measuring cup; reserve 1 tablespoon juice for the salsa. In heavy-duty resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix remaining lime juice (about 1/4 cup), the cumin, 1/4 teaspoon salt, the pepper and garlic. Add beef; seal bag and turn to coat beef. Refrigerate 1 hour to marinate, turning occasionally.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix tomatoes, onion, avocado, reserved 1 tablespoon lime juice and 1/8 teaspoon salt; toss to coat.
  • 3 Set oven control to broil. Remove beef from marinade; discard marinade. Place beef on rack in broiler pan. Broil with top 4 to 6 inches from heat 10 to 15 minutes or until desired doneness, turning once. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut diagonally across grain into very thin slices.
  • 4 Warm tortillas as directed on package. Divide steak strips among tortillas; top each with about 1/4 cup avocado salsa; fold in half.

Expert Tips

Sour cream and guacamole also make tasty toppers.

Flank steak is a less tender cut of beef with really great flavor. Because it is less tender, it usually requires marinating.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
85mg
85%;
Sodium
290mg
290%;
Total Carbohydrate
32g
32%
(Dietary Fiber
7g
7%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
37g
37%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.