Chipotle-Sesame Beef Tacos with Cotija, Avocado and Cilantro
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Asian and Mexican flavors mingle in this fantastic beefy taco - topped with fresh avocado and cotija cheese crumbles. This is my all-time favorite taco flavor combination!
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4
Taco Ingredients:
  • 3-4 Rib-eye or Top Serloin strip steaks, sliced into 2-3 inch strips for marinating
  • Julienned Onion and yellow bell pepper (optional)
  • Cotija cheese
  • Fresh Cilantro (I even used the flowers - they are gorgeous)
  • Shredded red leaf lettuce
  • Julienned slices avocado
  • El Lago Gluten Free Tortilla (or any kind you like)
  • Organic Black Beans (or you can serve them on the side)
  • Butter or oil for sautéing
Meat marinade:
  • Dash Pepper
  • Dash Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Sea Salt
  • Pinch Cayenne (optional)
  • ¼ tsp Cumin
  • ¼ tsp Sumac
  • ¼ tsp Wood Smoke Salt (optional)
  • ¼ tsp San Antonio Chili Powder
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Chipotle Chili
  • ¼ tsp Ground Thai Chili (optional)
  • 1 tsp Coconut Palm Sugar (optional, but yummy)
  • 2 Tbsp Water
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Seed
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  1. Mix all marinade ingredients in a large bowl and stir well to blend flavors.
  2. Carve your beef, making sure to leave some fat for flavor.
  3. Marinade meat for at least 45 minutes to an hour as you prepare the rest of the meal.
  4. Chop your onion and bell pepper, cilantro and lettuce.
  5. Set Cilantro and lettuce aside in a dish for serving at the table (or keep in fridge until meal time).
  6. Sauté your onion and bell pepper and toss in marinated beef strips when onion begins to wilt.
  7. Pour on extra marinade and continue cooking until beef is done to desired wellness.
  8. Pan fry your tortillas in butter or oil and keep covered so they stay warm.
  9. Crumble your cotija cheese into a small serving bowl.
  10. Slice Avocados and place in small serving bowl.
  11. Serve meat and onions along with avocado, cilantro, lettuce, beans, and cotija cheese at the table.
  12. Stack your taco and enjoy!
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