Chili Rubbed Steak Tacos

So, I had this great idea to do some serious research on food cravings and then report to you all on why we crave certain things at certain times.

Super informative right?

Then I discovered that there is no single explanation for food cravings.


A case can be made that our bodies crave glucose (sugar) because it gives off the effect of “happy hormones.” But, that doesn’t really explain the massive craving I had for steak tacos last week.

Regardless of the lack of explanation for my cravings, there was no lack of steak in my mother’s freezer.

And so, these delicious tacos were created.

Lucky me.

And lucky you too, because here comes the recipe.

You will need…

3 tablespoon chili powder
6 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon salt
A pinch cayenne pepper
1 1/4 pound top sirloin steaks cut 1-inch thick

12 small corn tortillas (5 to 6 inches in diameter)
3 cups shredded red cabbage

1/2 cup chopped cilantro leaves

1 lime, cut into wedges

In a small bowl stir together chili powder, garlic, cinnamon, salt and cayenne pepper.

Rub spice mixture on both sides of steaks.

Grill (make sure to lightly oil the grill before you light it if you are grilling so that the steak doesn’t stick) or broil steaks for 5 to 6 minutes on each side for medium rare, turning once.

Remove from grill and let meat sit for 10 to 15 minutes.

Carve into thin slices. Or little nuggets of goodness if you are Wesley.

Warm tortillas by placing them on the grill, for about 30 seconds, turning once. Or place 6 tortillas at a time between 2 moist paper towels and microwave for 45 seconds. Wrap in cloth napkin or place in a tortilla warmer to keep warm.

Place the carved steak, warm tortillas, cabbage, cilantro, lime and Avocado Lime Salsa in serving dishes and let diners make their own tacos at the table.

Aren’t we lucky?

Love and Beer Floats