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Mexican Take-Out Carne Asada Tacos With Roasted Poblano Rajas

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“Similar to fajitas, these lime and beer marinated steaks are cut into strips after they are grilled and served with rajas which are sauteed roasted chiles, and onions for a memorable taco. Cook time includes marinating time. Adapted from the Take-Out Menu Cookbook.”
READY IN:
5hrs 40mins
YIELD:
12 tacos
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. To make the marinade: Combine the lime juice, garlic, salt, beer and meat in a large zip-top bag. Close the bag and shake it to coat the meat. Marinate at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. To make the rajas: Char the chiles directly over a gas or electric burner, under a broiler, or on a very hot outdoor grill. Place in a plastic bag for 5 minutes and gently remove the skins, seeds and stems. Slice the chiles into 1/4-inch strips.
  3. In a medium saute pan over medium-high heat, saute the onion in the oil and butter until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and chile strips.
  4. Saute for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove the steak from the marinade, and dry with paper towels. Brush both sides of the steaks with the oil.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350º. Preheat a gas grill or indoor grill to high.
  7. Place the steak on the hottest part of the grill. Grill the steak turning once, for about 4 to 6 minutes per side for medium-rare, longer if desired.
  8. Let the steak rest for 10 minutes, then cut into thin strips across the grain, then into 3 to 4-inch pieces.
  9. Arrange the tortillas into two stacks of six. Wrap each stack in foil, and heat them in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until heated through and pliable. If the tortillas are dry, wrap them in a slightly damp paper towel before wrapping in foil.
  10. To serve, place a few slices of meat into each warm tortilla, top with rajas, pico de gallo and guacamole.

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