Mini Beef Tacos with Citrus Salsa
  • 30 to 40 minutes
  • Makes 12 mini tacos
  • Appetizer

Mini Beef Tacos with Citrus Salsa

This Flat Iron Steak recipe takes tacos to an impressive place for your next party. Bright flavors and a bit of heat will wow your guests.

Ingredients

  • 2 beef Flat Iron Steaks (8 ounces each)
  • 12 corn tortillas (6 to 7-inch diameter)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper
Citrus Salsa:
  • 1/3 cup chopped jicama
  • 1/3 cup chopped orange
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeño pepper
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
Avocado Cream:
  • 1/2 cup mashed avocado
  • 1 tablespoon low-fat dairy sour cream
Rub:
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel

Instructions

  1. Combine Citrus Salsa ingredients in small bowl; season with salt and pepper as desired. Set aside.

  2. Combine Avocado Cream ingredients in small bowl; season with salt and pepper as desired. Set aside.

  3. Combine Rub ingredients; press evenly onto beef steaks. Place steaks on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 10 to 14 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 12 to 16 minutes) for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally. Transfer steaks to carving board.

    Cook's Tip: To pan-broil steaks, heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place steaks in skillet; cook 13 to 15 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, turning occasionally.
  4. Meanwhile, cut 1 "mini tortilla" from each tortilla with 4-inch diameter cookie cutter. Discard tortilla scraps or save for another use. Lightly brush both sides of mini tortillas with oil. Grill over medium heat 1 to 3 minutes or until lightly crisp, turning once.

    Cook's Tip: Four-inch mini corn tortillas are occasionally available in Hispanic markets and some large supermarkets.
  5. Carve steaks lengthwise in half, then crosswise into thin slices. Season with salt and pepper as desired. Top each mini tortilla with equal amounts of avocado cream, beef slices and salsa. Serve immediately.


  • Test Kitchen Tips To pan-broil steaks, heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place steaks in skillet; cook 13 to 15 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, turning occasionally.
    Four-inch mini corn tortillas are occasionally available in Hispanic markets and some large supermarkets.

Nutrition Information

153 Calories; 7g Total Fat; 2g Saturated Fat; 3g Monounsaturated Fat; 24mg Cholesterol; 36mg Sodium; 14g Total carbohydrate; 9g Protein; 1.3mg Iron; 1.7mg Niacin; 0.2mg Vitamin B6; 1.7mcg Vitamin B12; 3mg Zinc; 12.4mcg Selenium; 2.7g Fiber.