Thursday, July 7, 2011

Steak Tacos

Rafe and I love tacos (as is evidenced by several posts about them), but one of Rafe's biggest pet peeves about at-home tacos are the tortillas. It seems that no matter what brand I buy, they're never quite as tasty or soft as the tortillas in restaurants. 

With hundreds of Tortilla Land tortillas shipped to them, Megan and Meghan were anxious to pawn them off share. So I was really excited to come home from our Tortilla party with some packages of my own to try!

My mom had recently gifted me 4 large ribeye steaks from her local meat market and we always have taco fixings - so I whipped up a quick marinade of garlic, lime juice, cilantro and soy. Rafe worked the grill while I prepped taco fixings.

Part of the prep work was warming the tortillas; these tortillas aren't quite "ready to use". They are actually par-cooked. Before you fill these tortillas you place them on a hot griddle or pan for 60 seconds. They puff and brown and pretty much smell terrific.



Our steak came out a perfect medium rare (Rafe's grill skills are unparalleled this season). We added the meat to the tortillas along with cheese, red onion, salsa, tomato and avocado and dug in.

Rafe, being a taco enthusiast and tortilla critic offerred this opinion of the Tortilla Land products (I'm paraphrasing): 
They still aren't as good as the tortillas you get at a legitimate Mexican dining establishment - but they're better than any other tortillas I've had at home.

So there you have it. Not sure where you can buy these - but I'll definitely be looking for them as soon as my stash is used up.

Is there a food you make at home that is never *quite* as good as the restaurant version?

14 comments:

  1. I am sort of obsessed with these tortillas. They incredibly good for store-bought versions. These steak tacos look absolutely beautiful!

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  2. I've definitely been loving those tortillas too!

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  3. I think people can find them at Costco and Super Walmarts. I love those tortillas... and your steak tacos look delicious!

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  4. Tacos with steak AND avocado are probably the best thing in the world :)

    Sues

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  5. I am impressed with Rafe's grilling skills. these look wonderful!

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  6. oh wow. this screams summer. and i'm wish i had one or two for lunch right now :)

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  7. I love that you used the tortilla land tortillas. They seriously cook up so nicely, at least judging by the veggie quesadillas :) Those tacos look so good, though I'd say that about anything with huge hunks of avocado on top.

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  8. that looks like a really yummy dinner

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  9. Mmm, what tasty tacos! If Megan is right, I'll have to look for these at Costco!

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  10. Great use of the tortillas! If you come to Boston I can give you more :)

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  11. Mmm we LOVE tacos too! These look beautiful as well as delicious! I must look for these tortillas sometime! Maybe you could ask a local Mexican restaurant if you could buy some of their tortillas?

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  12. Love these. Am on a fish tacos roll recently myself. Can't get enough of it but beef and chicken are old favorites.

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