A month or so ago my work sent every employee a box of freezer-packed Omaha steaks. There were burgers, filet, sirloin and I think strip too. I can’t remember exactly which cuts we got because I don’t typically eat red meat. I know these were good steaks and that we definitely needed to come up with a fun recipe.
I am not the type to cook a steak and just eat it as is. I know…feel free to call me crazy. It’s just not my thing. But steak seasoned and tossed together with other ingredients, now we’re onto something. We decided to give the steak a kick then toss it together with other ingredients and transform a filet into a Steak Taco Salad. Wow it was so good!!
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- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- juice of 1 lime
- 3 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ cup Greek Yogurt (we use 0% fat)
- ¼ cup salsa
- 1 tablespoon dry ranch dressing mix
- couple dashes hot sauce
- 2 4-ounce steaks (we used filet because it's what we had on hand)
- 5 cups romaine lettuce, washed and chopped
- ½ cup Colby Jack cheese, shredded
- ½ cup grape tomatoes, halved
- ¼ cup black olives, sliced
- 6 tortillas
- olive oil
- In a medium bowl, whisk together cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Whisk in the juice of 1 lime and olive oil. Submerge the steaks in the marinade and let sit for 15-30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a cupcake pan with cooking spray. Take 6 corn tortillas and gently press each one into the hole of a standard cupcake pan. Drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until tops become golden and crisp. Remove the 'bowls' from the oven and flip them upside down onto a cookie sheet. Bake for another 3-4 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.
- To make the dressing, stir together Greek yogurt, salsa, and Ranch dry mix. Add a couple dashes of hot sauce, stir to combine and set aside.
- While the tortillas bake, pop the steaks on a medium-high grill. Cook for 4-5 minutes per side. Remove from grill, let sit for 5 minutes then cut the steak into thin pieces.
- Toss together the lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and olives. Add the steak too then place a heaping spoonful into each corn tortilla bowl. Drizzle with dressing and serve immediately.