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.
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.