Flank Steak and Kale Tacos with Pico De Gallo Salsa

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Flank Steak and Kale Tacos with Pico De Gallo Salsa
Servings: 10 Yield: makes 20 tacos Prep 40 mins Cook 25 mins Start to Finish 15 mins to 20 mins not counting marinating

Ingredients

For Marinade:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • Pinch of salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1/4 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
For Pico de Gallo Salsa (makes 2 to 2 1/2 cups):
  • 5 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1 jalapeno (stems, ribs, seeds removed), minced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste
For Taco Filling:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 1 bunch toscano kale, stemmed and cut into bitesized pieces
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 2 pounds flank steak
  • 20 corn tortillas

Make It

1. Place marinade ingredients in a large bowl and whisk to combine (or use a sealable freezer bag). Submerge steak in marinade, cover dish or close bag, and marinate in refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight.

2. While steak is marinating, make pico de gallo: Place salsa ingredients in a medium-sized bowl; mix to combine. Set aside.

3. To prepare kale, heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. add onions and cook until soft (about 4 minutes). Add kale and cook until kale wilts, stirring frequently (about 3 minutes). Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

4. To cook steak, preheat grill to medium-high. Remove steak from marinade and grill 4 to 7 minutes per side. Remove from grill and let sit 5 minutes; slice diagonally across the grain into thin strips.

5. Heat tortillas to soften. Fill tortillas with kale mixture, steak and 3 tablespoons pico de gallo and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 10; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 435, Fat, total (g): 15, carb. (g): 47, fiber (g): 7, pro. (g): 28, Folate (µg): 40, calcium (mg): 133, iron (mg): 4, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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