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Steak Picadillo Soft Tacos

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1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 ea (12-oz) strip of skirt steak
1/2 cup 1/4” squares green bell pepper
3/4 cup canned diced tomatoes with green chilies
1/3 cup halved, drained pimiento-stuffed green olives plus brine from jar
1/4 cup raisins
1 Tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp ground allspice
8 ea corn tortillas
    chopped fresh cilantro (for garnish)


Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Sprinkle steak with salt and pepper.  Add to skillet; sauté 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium-rare.  Transfer to plate.  Add bell pepper to skillet.  Sauté 2 minutes.  Add tomatoes with green chilies, olives, raisins, tomato paste, cumin, and allspice.  Simmer until sauce is thick, stirring often, 3 to 4 minutes.  Season to taste with salt, pepper, and olive brine.

Cut steak into 1/3-inch-thick slices on diagonal across grain.  Add steak and any juices to sauce in skillet; toss to blend.

Char tortillas over gas flame or in broiler until blackened in spots, 15 to 20 seconds per side.  Divide filling among tortillas.  Sprinkle with cilantro and serve.

(4 servings)


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04/29/2011 - Posted by | Beef

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