Don’t forget the hot sauce!

I just had a hankering for some non low carb food, especially the kind that you’re used to just making because you have no idea how to cook. Enter the era of when I first moved out to my own place. I remember buying jars of Classico pasta sauce, dry pasta, sidekicks, and frozen Delissio pizzas. Man. That was before my metabolism was a mess. I also remember making tacos for special nights, since there was so much prep and clean up involved. HA, little did I know that it would only get worse.

So here they are, in all their glory, my Steak Tacos, with all the regular fixins you would find in a regular taco, just… not as ghetto. Homemade salsa cruda, a recipe I found in an ancient second hand Mexican cooking book I found at the CBC book fair. The Complete Book of Mexican Cooking by Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz. The only other kicker is my petit beef tenderloins I purchased from CO-OP, rubbed in a homemade taco beef seasoning. Oregano, garlic powder, chili powder, hungarian paprika, salt and pepper. Other than that, grated cheese, lettuce, cilantro, sour cream, and oh yeah, a little douse of Tapacio Hot Sauce. Don’t forget, corn tortillas are the ONLY way to go.

you can see it from up here!

Layering order unnecessary

SALSA CRUDA (adapted from The Complete Book of Mexican Cooking)

  • 2 large ripe tomatoes, seeded, chopped fine
  • 2 serrano chili peppers (i actually just used jalapenos)
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4c  fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • pinch sugar
  • salt and pepper

Mix all ingredients and season to taste.

YUM! I found this great cooked in with scrambled eggs in the morning, or just with some plain tortilla chips.