Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Cinco de Mayo: Tacos Bistek

It's a post so epic that it was three weeks in the making (which definitely had nothing to do with the onslaught of weddings monopolizing my time recently). At last, I present the thrilling conclusion to our Cinco de Mayo festivities: The heart and soul of any fiesta: THE TACOS! (I'm pretty sure I get blogger bonus points for using multiple colons in one sentence.). For our main course, we went with a Kevin and Faron classic- Tacos Bistek, where perfectly seasoned rib-eye steak serves as the centerpiece of a mouthwatering tortilla encased classic.

Tacos Bistek
From the minds of Faron and Kevin
One day I won't live with Kevin, and I'll be woefully unprepared to make meat.
Time: 20 minutes (plus 1 hour for marinading)

Rib-eye steak
Olive oil
Fajita seasoning
Onions, diced
Cilantro, chopped
Lime, wedged
Cotija cheese
Salsas (recipes here)
Corn tortillas

  1. Prep the steaks. Marinade them in olive oil then rub on the fajita seasoning and cumin and let sit for an hour.
  2. Cook the steaks to medium rare on a grill. For extra flavor, you can baste them with the adobo sauce from canned chipotles (conveniently found in the salsa recipe) right before they're finished.
  3. Sauté the onions in olive oil until soft and translucent.
  4. Grill the tortillas. 
  5. Tear the chips away from the delicious salsa long enough to use on your tacos then fill the tortillas with steak, cotija cheese, cilantro, onions and salsa. Sprinkle them with your lime wedge and enjoy.

By showing a second picture at a different, much weirder angle it's like an entirely different dish (Nope, I'm definitely not being lazy).
These tacos served a key function for the evening; they provided the delicious bridge to get us from the heavenly salsas to the perfectly drunken margarita cupcakes (plus they probably added some much needed nutrients and protein to round out a complete feast). Faron and Kevin's Tacos Bistek are a superb addition to any taco night that is easy to prepare yet provides a truly authentic tasting Mexican experience that rivals anything you'll find in a Taco Truck. With the smashing success of each course of our Cinco de Mayo celebration, there's only one logical place to go from here: form an awesome Mexican band. Stay tuned for the exciting new adventures of My Mariachi Their Kitchen!

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