Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A British Mum, the Superbowl and Flank Steak Tacos.



After seventeen years in this wonderful country I have to admit I really don't understand the rules of football.  Football to me is of course soccer to you.  I do however quite enjoy the Superbowl - especially the half time show - especially if Paul McCartney is playing Live and Let Die.  Anyway, I try to make an effort for this event and have come to realize that football equals MEAT.  This is where the flank steak comes in.  There's nothing wimpy about these taco's, they're a powerhouse meal.  You can also make fajitas with this -  in fact I made several but they were gobbled up before I could take the photo.  I nearly cried but there's no crying in football. 


1, large flank steak, trimmed of fat as best you can.
2 medium or large onions
3 peppers, red, yellow or golden.
zest and juice of a lime
salt and pepper
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Olive oil

Sides.

Salsa
Sour cream
Sliced avocado
Fresh cilantro
Grated cheese

Trim the steak.

At least 1/2 hour before you want to cook the steak, whisk together the olive oil, salt and pepper, lime zest and red pepper flakes. 

Pour into a large zip lock bag.  Place the steak into the bag with the marinade. 

Slice the onions and peppers and set aside.

Heat a griddle pan, if you have one, or a large non stick frying pan if not.  Do not put oil on the pan as it will smoke.

When it's really hot, lay the steak down on the pan.  Add the onions and peppers and cook on a high heat. 

I cooked the steak for about 4 minutes a side, it was still pretty pink in the middle. 


Remove the steak to a platter, squeeze lime juice all over it, cover with aluminium foil and allow to rest while the onions and peppers continue cooking.

Heat your taco shells in the oven and get your sides ready.  I served sour cream, chopped tomatoes, grated cheese, avocado, salsa and lots of fresh cilantro.

Slice the meat and pile into the tacos or wraps to make a fajita and watch them disappear.





43 comments:

  1. Mmmm, I love steak tacos! I've never made them though. Great looking recipe!!

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  2. You fellow bloggers could get me into a lot of dietary trouble what with all the Superbowl snacks and other marvelous recipes that have shown up in the last several days. But, heck, keep it up.

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  3. Oh wow, British Mum, they look delicious! I often make fajitas with chicken, but I'll be very tempted to try steak now!

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  4. now THAT looks delicious!! I've lived here all my life and still don't understand it :) but with 3 boys and a hubby that breathe it I usually make an effort to make sense of grown men running around and throwing themselves in a pile of arms and legs. haha

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  5. These would be a hit with my daughter and husband as they love fajitas and steak tacos. I always just do ground buffalo when I make tacos so this would be a nice change of pace and I would have some happy faces.

    I'm not a big football fan. I chime in for the hilarious commercials and the halftime show.

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  6. These look so good! I just pretend to know what's going on in the football game, and the men laugh when I start yelling at the tv with all sorts of technical terms used completely out of context.

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  7. Oh my, this looks absolutely delicious!! Yeah, I must say a football (the real one) foody and better with a cold beer. :) I must admit, I love football, i watch on tv, I go to the stadium when I go visit my family in Brazil and I just adore it! :)
    xx

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  8. As you might expect, flank steak is popular here in the southwest for fajitas, etc. I definitely have to try the taco's. I know my guys will love them! Good to connect with you and thanks for following Turkey Creek!

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  9. A lovely steak taco! Perfect football fare. The only time I really watch football is when the Steelers play, but at the Super Bowl, it's the commercials, anyhow.
    Mary, please stop by my blog again and join in "Food Bloggers Unplugged."

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  10. Anything I see with corn tortilla, I make sure to check it out. this is a great recipe for me when we watch a movie a together.

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  11. That is my kind of meal! I love flank steak and I love tacos. They look wonderful.

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  12. Mmm...I could pretend to be interested in the Superbowl to get my hands on these delicious looking tacos :)

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  13. Hi Mary, I have lived here for my entire life and I don't understand football, hockey, just barely get by with baseball! I do love a good flank steak, and this recipe sounds delicious. xo

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  14. I don't understand football either. But I do understand a delicious taco and this is it!

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  15. Looks lovely, I've never tried tacos before but this looks scrumptious x

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  16. I am a sports lover, but football of any kind leaves me stone cold!! Thankfully my husband is not a football fan either. Maybe that is good as we don't get to eat all the snacks :) Diane

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  17. Now this is real (fake) football food :-)

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  18. I could eat one of those right now. Beats Wimbeldon strawberries and cream in my eyes!

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  19. This looks awesome! It is nice to meet the fellow bloggers at Our Krazy Kitchen. I only have every third Sat. Back to the tacos, I will have to try them real soon! Now I'm checking out the miso cauliflower soup (I have both in the fridge now)

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  20. Nice soccer meal:) Sometimes half time is far more fun!

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  21. I love southwestern food, especially if it comes with caramelized onions and steak! These look like they would be a definite hit for a quiet dinner or a big party. Your pictures sure do make me want to try them-delicious.

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  22. Oh my word, I want some of these! They look incredible! The Superbowl is more about eating good food and watching the commercials to me than watching the actual game. :)

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  23. Oh, YUM!!! I could do this for the Super Bowl...it would make for a happy family!

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  24. Oh my! You've really got me drooling! That looks sooooo yummy! I better not let my husband see this or he would want me to make this right away... or maybe I should? Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Oh wow, I do believe that you have the important fact down about Superbowl...You have man food, Your flank steak tacos rock!

    Cheers.
    Velva

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  26. your tacos look amazing dear Mary:)))

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  27. hi mary!....love your blog! im glad i came across it....tacos look amazing!

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  28. I love steak fajitas. This sounds like the perfect meal to me! Enjoy the foods and ignore the football. That's my motto. Have a great weekend!

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  29. THey look insanely good.! mmmmmm

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  30. These look so good. My hubby would love there, and so would I. I need to make this! I am a new follower. Patsy

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  31. Oh wow, Mary - your steak fajitas look mouthwatering. Flank steak is definitely the best and would be great for tacos. The picture of the steak grilling with those peppers is making me want to go outside and start my grill!

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  32. You got the gist of Super Bowl parties: fun food, especially meat!

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  33. Yum! What a delicious combination.

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  34. ...and they said only the native born could make tacos :-). Mary, these sound wonderful for any occasion. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  35. Wow Mary.........that steak looks like a treat....hubby loves steaks.....so must try out your version....thanks for sharing :) and I dont understand football either ;)

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  36. Mmmmm...these sound wonderful! I'm a friend of Pat's from Pattycakes cooking & she told meabout you. I'm going to follow you because I'm liking what I see!! Follow me back?

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  37. Oh my!
    I'm still full from dinner, but would love to have a steak taco or four for dessert!
    Those look delicious.

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  38. This looks so amazing! We have fajitas every year on Super Bowl Sunday. I guess I just did it one year and then it became tradition. Absolutely Super Bowl = testosterone = beer and meat!!!

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  39. These definitely look worthy of a Super Bowl day! :)

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  40. These look and sound absolutely delicious! Loving your site, am now a follower and looking forward to reading more of your posts.

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  41. Mary, I do not know how I have missed all these posts! Bad me! These tacos look absolutely fabulous!! I was thinking of making steak tacos last week, even bought some avocados to make a tasty salsa for them. Alas, they did not get done. These here today just look wonderful! xxoo

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  42. These tacos look wonderful! I have to make these soon.

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