Steak Asada Tacos with Cilantro and Onion

I want to share with you a taco that is so fresh and authentic it will make your toes curl. I first learned about this type of taco on a taco tour here in Des Moines, Iowa with a guy from Austin, Texas. Typically these are called Street Tacos in the US and feature meat, cilantro, and onion on a soft white corn tortilla.

My taco version is a bit different because I want to make it my own.  I first start with about a pound of top round steak and will ground it up into a hamburger consistency. You can cube it if you do not have access to a meat grinder.  Season your ground steak with about a teaspoon of salt, pepper and a sprinkle of garlic powder. Pre-heat your skillet over medium heat and add a tablespoon of vegetable oil.    Fry your meat until the steak is cooked thru. Should only take a few minutes.  Then pre-heat your small skillet to medium heat and start warming up your corn tortillas.  Flip it after about 20 seconds and add your cheese.  Slide your tortilla out of the skillet and add a couple heaping tablespoons of your steak. Top with fresh chopped green onion and cilantro. Sprinkle with some fresh sweet corn.  You can top with a little sour cream and hot sauce. Now that is a taco!


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