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Chili-Rubbed Steak Tacos

Posted by Debbie Perez on


Avocado Lime Salsa:

  • large cucumber peeled, seeded and cut into chunks (about 2 cups)
  • avocados, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • limes, juiced (about 1/4 cup)
  • Salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • jalapeno chiles, chopped, plus more to taste


  1. In a small bowl stir together chili powder, garlic, cinnamon, salt and cayenne. Rub spice mixture on both sides of steaks.
  2. Grill 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. Cut into thin slices.
  3. 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 cut steak, warm tortillas, cabbage, cilantro, lime and Avocado Lime Salsa in serving dishes and let diners make their own tacos at the table.


For Avocado Lime Salsa:

  • Place cucumber, avocado and onion in a large bowl and add lime juice and salt. Add cilantro and chiles and toss gently.


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