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Steak Tacos
with charred bell pepper salsa / radishes

Active: 45 Total: 45

Like all great tacos, these have color, flavor, and lots of texture.
Smarts: You can toss together leftover slaw and leftover salsa with salad greens to make a simple salad if you'd like to serve something on the side. 



Steak Tacos:
  • Steak, flank or skirt - 1 lb
  • Radishes - 8 , matchsticks
  • Oil, cooking - 2 Tbsp
  • Paleo-friendly 'tortillas' - 12 (look for cassava tortillas or thinly sliced jicama ‘taco shells’)
Napa Cabbage Slaw:
  • Cabbage, Napa - 10 oz , thinly sliced
  • Lime juice - 1 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, red or white wine - 1 Tbsp
  • Honey - 1 tsp
  • Cilantro leaves - 1/4 cup
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
Charred Bell Pepper Salsa:
  • Bell peppers, red - 1 , diced
  • Shallots - 1 , diced
  • Jalapenos - 1 , diced
  • Cilantro leaves - 1 Tbsp , chopped
  • Lime juice - 2 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp


  1. Napa cabbage / Bell peppers / Shallots / Jalapenos - Prep as directed. Store cabbage and bell peppers each in their own separate containers. Combine shallots and jalapenos in another container. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Make slaw - Whisk together the lime juice (portion for slaw), vinegar, and honey. Add the cabbage and stir well. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.

  3. Steak - Tenderize with a fork and season generously with some salt and black pepper. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

  4. Radishes / Cilantro (portions for slaw and salsa) - Prep as directed.

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  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the shallots, jalapenos, cilantro, and lime juice (portions for salsa). Set aside.

  2. Stir the cilantro (portion for slaw) and salt into the slaw. Set aside.

  3. Heat a large skillet with oil (portion for tacos) over medium heat. Sear steak on both sides until it reaches your desired level of doneness - Medium-rare: 130F / 54C degrees (~3 minutes per side); Medium: 140F / 60C degrees (~4 minutes per side); Well-done: 160F / 71C degrees (~6 minutes per side).

  4. Remove steak from heat and transfer to a cutting board. Cover steak and let it rest for 10 minutes.

  5. Return the skillet to medium heat and add oil (portion for salsa). Add bell peppers and cook without stirring until it begins to caramelize and pop. Stir the bell peppers a few times more until golden brown in spots.

  6. Add the charred bell pepper to the bowl with the other salsa ingredients and stir to combine. Season with some salt.

  7. Thinly slice the steak against the grain.

  8. Warm up the tortillas according to package directions.

  9. Assemble the tacos by filling the tortillas with slaw, sliced steak, bell pepper salsa, and radishes (or set everything out and assemble tacos at the table). Enjoy!



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