TGIF !! (Thank God It’s Friday). The beginning of a relaxing weekend. A time to relax with family, friends or maybe some solitude time. Either way, a time to enjoy a very aromatic, healthy and delicious meal. Using fresh, organic ingredients you know exactly what your food contains. No MSG (Monosodium glutamate) , artificial ingredients or lack of flavor here. Once you start to cut the vegetables, their fresh scent will take over your kitchen. What an inviting way to bring people together! There is something about sauteing onions; there should be an air freshener with that scent.. LOL, it may keep your family and friends close by.
This meal is also healthy, because it’s full of vitamin C packed vegetables and protein and vitamin B vitamin meat. By placing the ingredients in the tortillas, it also forces you to eat less-portion control. But don’t worry, even with that, it is still a very satisfying meal. Enjoy!
- ½ cup orange juice (I used the juice of 1 large orange)
- ½ cup white vinegar
- 7 cloves garlic, finely minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ½ pound flank steak, cut into long ¼ inch strips
- 1 small white onion, thinly sliced
- 1 small red pepper, thinly sliced (discard seeds and pith)
- 1 small yellow pepper, thinly sliced (discard seeds and pith)
- 1 small orange pepper, thinly sliced (discard seeds and pith)
- 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
- 1 cup tomatoes, chopped
- ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded (optional)
- 4 – 6 tortillas, warmed
- 1/8 cup Cilantro, finely chopped (Optional)
- Fresh lines wedges
- 1 Fresh Jalapeño pepper, sliced
Combine the orange juice, vinegar, garlic and spices in a large reseal able plastic bag; add the beef and seal the bag. Turn the meat around in the bag to coat. Allow to rest while preparing the vegetables.
In a skillet, (I used a cast iron skillet), heat 1 tablespoon of the oil and sauté the onion and peppers until crisp-tender; remove and set aside.
Remove the beef from the bag and discard the marinade. In the same skillet heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. When hot add the beef and sauté for 2-4 minutes, depending on desired doneness. Return the vegetables back in and heat through.
You may heat the tortillas over an open low flame on the stove or in the oven. Arrange the beef and vegetables into the tortillas and add tomatoes, cheese and cilantro. Squeeze fresh lime over the meat and vegetables. For a hot kick, top with the jalapeno slices.