Posts tagged tortilla
taco tuesdayz: honey chipotle ribeye tacos + red onion & pineapple salsa

a little over a year ago, our old grill bit the dust. i was pretty devastated since i am a BIG fan of the grill. nothing adds flavor like cooking food over an open flame. for whatever reason, we hadn’t yet replaced it. other gadgets and kitchen toys always took budget priority.

but we majorly lucked out last week when a neighbor was moving and giving away a gently loved grill. we snatched up that offer so quick and i got right back to grilling.

ribeye is one of my favorite cuts of meat. they are usually beautifully marbled and pack a lot of flavor. when i rubbed a couple of them down with honey and chipotle and grilled up them up they were sweet and smokey heaven. and absolutely delicious in a taco.

honey chipotle ribeye tacos + red onion & pineapple salsa

serves: 4

prep time: 10 minutes

cook time: 20 minutes

total time: 30 minutes

ingredients: 1.5 lbs ribeye steaks, patted dry. 2 chipotle in adobo peppers. 2 tbs honey. 2 tbs olive oil. 2 garlic cloves smashed. handful of cilantro leaves. half a pineapple, skin removed and sliced into 1 inch long sticks. half a red onion, sliced into .5 inch thick rings. 1 lime, sliced into wedges. .25 cup crumbled cotija cheese. 1 tbs kosher salt. 1 tsp freshly ground pepper. 8 of your favorite tortillas.

tools: grill. food processor (if you don’t have one you can always just finely chop your ingredients and combine in a bowl. meat thermometer, optional.

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start by heating your grill to a high heat. in the bowl of your food processor, combine the honey, olive oil, chipotle pepper, a few cilantro sprigs, the garlic and half the salt and pepper together. blend until smooth. season both sides of your steak with half the remaining salt and pepper.

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slather most of the honey and chipotle marinade all over your steaks. reserve a little bit of the marinade to garnish your tacos.

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when your grill is nice and hot, add your steak to a hot part of the grill. allow the steak to get a nice sear on both sides, about 6 minutes a side. my steaks were about an inch thick and i like mine medium rare. if you want to ensure the proper doneness you like and you aren’t sure, i recommend using a meat thermometer. while your meat is cooking, season the pineapple and onion with the remaining salt and pepper and add them to the grill. cook them till they have nice grill marks on both sides. about 3-4 minutes per side.

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once they are done, remove them and chop them up to make your salsa. toss them in a bowl with the juice of half the limes and the remaining cilantro. once your meat has finished cooking, cover it lightly with aluminum foil and allow it to rest for 5-10 minutes.

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slice the beef into strips about .25 inch thick against the grain. while your grill is still hot, quickly warm your tortillas on the grill. 20-30 seconds a side should be good on a hot spot. top each tortilla with steak strips.

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top with pineapple salsa, cotija cheese and a small spoonful of the sweet and smokey marinade.

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squeeze with some of the remaining fresh lime, serve and enjoy.

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xo, a

honey chipotle ribeye tacos + red onion & pineapple salsa

serves: 4

prep time: 10 minutes

cook time: 20 minutes

total time: 30 minutes

ingredients: 1.5 lbs ribeye steaks, patted dry. 2 chipotle in adobo peppers. 2 tbs honey. 2 tbs olive oil. 2 garlic cloves smashed. handful of cilantro leaves. half a pineapple, skin removed and sliced into 1 inch long sticks. half a red onion, sliced into .5 inch thick rings. 1 lime, sliced into wedges. .25 cup crumbled cotija cheese. 1 tbs kosher salt. 1 tsp freshly ground pepper. 8 of your favorite tortillas.

tools: grill. food processor (if you don’t have one you can always just finely chop your ingredients and combine in a bowl. meat thermometer, optional.

start by heating your grill to a high heat. in the bowl of your food processor, combine the honey, olive oil, chipotle pepper, a few cilantro sprigs, the garlic and half the salt and pepper together. blend until smooth. season both sides of your steak with half the remaining salt and pepper. slather most of the honey and chipotle marinade all over your steaks. reserve a little bit of the marinade to garnish your tacos. when your grill is nice and hot, add your steak to a hot part of the grill. allow the steak to get a nice sear on both sides, about 6 minutes a side. my steaks were about an inch thick and i like mine medium rare. if you want to ensure the proper doneness you like and you aren’t sure, i recommend using a meat thermometer. while your meat is cooking, season the pineapple and onion with the remaining salt and pepper and add them to the grill. cook them till they have nice grill marks on both sides. about 3-4 minutes per side. once they are done, remove them and chop them up to make your salsa. toss them in a bowl with the juice of half the limes and the remaining cilantro. once your meat has finished cooking, cover it lightly with aluminum foil and allow it to rest for 5-10 minutes. slice the beef into strips about .25 inch thick against the grain. while your grill is still hot, quickly warm your tortillas on the grill. 20-30 seconds a side should be good on a hot spot. top each tortilla with steak strips. top with pineapple salsa, cotija cheese and a small spoonful of the sweet and smokey marinade. squeeze with some of the remaining fresh lime, serve and enjoy.

taco tuesdayz: spicy mushroom tacos + green onion chimichurri

southern california is my home. and there are few foods we hold more dear in socal than tacos. taco tuesday is pretty much a weekly ritual where i’m from. when you drive by any mexican joint on a tuesday, it is jumping.

and like any good socal girl, i’m always game for tacos.

now, traditionally, they are filled with meat. but there are SOOOO many things you can put in a tortilla to make a delicious taco. and these mixed mushroom tacos are pleasing to vegetarians and meat eaters alike. in fact, my husband who says he needs a protein with every meal wolfed down five of these before i sat down and had a bite.

they were so good, they left me wanting more. so good in fact, i made them twice in three days because i just hadn’t had my fill.

spicy mushroom tacos + green onion chimichurri

serves: 8 tacos

prep time: 20 minutes

active time: 20 minutes

total time: 40 minutes

ingredients: 8 corn tortillas. 1 large portobello mushroom, chopped into 1 inch pieces. 4 ounces crimini mushrooms, chopped into 1 inch pieces. 2 oz shitake mushrooms, chopped into 1 inch pieces. 1 bell pepper (color of your choice), sliced into long, thin pieces. 1 red onion, halved and sliced into .5 inch thick. 1 serrano pepper, thinly sliced. 3 garlic cloves, minced. 3 green onions, white and green parts, chopped fine. 1 small shallot, chopped fine. 1 tbs finely chopped cilantro. 1 tbs finely chopped parsley. .5 cup olive oil. 2 limes, sliced into wedges. 2 tbs apple cider vinegar. 1 tbs kosher salt. 1 tsp freshly ground pepper. .5 tsp red pepper flakes. large heavy pan. smaller pan for heating tortillas.

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start by combining all the mushrooms, bell peppers, onions and the serrano in a large bowl.

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drizzle the veggies with half the olive oil and season with half the salt and pepper. toss well till everything is well combined. heat your pan over medium high heat and let it get nice and hot. while the pan is heating,

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combine the green onions, the cilantro, parsley, garlic, shallots, the rest of the salt and pepper, the red pepper flakes, the juice of 1 and a half limes and the vinegar in a small bowl.

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stir in the remaining olive oil and set the chimichurri aside.

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when the pan is very hot, add in the veggies. cook them, stirring every couple minutes until they are browned, softened and all the liquid has cooked out. about 10-12 minutes. while your veggies are cooking, in a smaller pan, heat your tortillas. about 30 seconds a side till they are nice and warmed and place them in a bowl covered by a towel or in aluminum foil.

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once your veggies are cooked and tortillas are warmed, start assembling your tacos.

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fill them with a good helping of veggies. top them with a spoonful or two of your chimichurri.

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squeeze a bit of lime juice on top and enjoy.

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spicy mushroom tacos + green onion chimichurri

serves: 8 tacos

prep time: 20 minutes

active time: 20 minutes

total time: 40 minutes

ingredients: 8 corn tortillas. 1 large portobello mushroom, chopped into 1 inch pieces. 4 ounces crimini mushrooms, chopped into 1 inch pieces. 2 oz shitake mushrooms, chopped into 1 inch pieces. 1 bell pepper (color of your choice), sliced into long, thin pieces. 1 red onion, halved and sliced into .5 inch thick. 1 serrano pepper, thinly sliced. 3 garlic cloves, minced. 3 green onions, white and green parts, chopped fine. 1 small shallot, chopped fine. 1 tbs finely chopped cilantro. 1 tbs finely chopped parsley. .5 cup olive oil. 2 limes, sliced into wedges. 2 tbs apple cider vinegar. 1 tbs kosher salt. 1 tsp freshly ground pepper. .5 tsp red pepper flakes. large heavy pan. smaller pan for heating tortillas.

start by combining all the mushrooms, bell peppers, onions and the serrano in a large bowl. drizzle the veggies with half the olive oil and season with half the salt and pepper. toss well till everything is well combined. heat your pan over medium high heat and let it get nice and hot. while the pan is heating, combine the green onions, the cilantro, parsley, garlic, shallots, the rest of the salt and pepper, the red pepper flakes, the juice of 1 and a half limes and the vinegar in a small bowl. stir in the remaining olive oil and set the chimichurri aside. when the pan is very hot, add in the veggies. cook them, stirring every couple minutes until they are browned, softened and all the liquid has cooked out. about 10-12 minutes. while your veggies are cooking, in a smaller pan, heat your tortillas. about 30 seconds a side till they are nice and warmed and place them in a bowl covered by a towel or in aluminum foil. once your veggies are cooked and tortillas are warmed, start assembling your tacos. fill them with a good helping of veggies. top them with a spoonful or two of your chimichurri. squeeze a bit of lime juice on top and enjoy.