Tacos are one of my favorite healthy carb meals.
The key is to just use ingredients that are minimally processed and as local and fresh as possible.
Here are a few of my favorite Healthy Taco Recipes:
- Wild Salmon Tacos with Peach and Pineapple Sauce
- Seared Tuna Tacos with Peach Salsa and Avocado Cilantro Cream
- Trader Joe’s Black Garlic Beef Tacos
- Bacon Ribeye Tacos with Avocado Salsa
- Lobster, Bacon Tacos with Kiwi-Jalapeno Relish
- BBQ Tacos
AND if you want to make your own corn tortillas, here is a great and simple tortilla recipe!
Home-made Corn Tortillas Recipe:
2 Cups Masa Harina (make sure you get non-genetically modified corn)
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 to 2 cups hot water
Put the masa harina into a bowl and add in salt.
Heat the water then slowly add it into the masa harina and salt. Mix as you go. I don’t usually use more than 1 1/2 cups. Add water until the dough is spongy, but not sticky.
Roll dough into a log and wrap in a damp paper towel. Let the dough sit for 1 hour.
Then roll out 2 inch balls after the dough has sat for 1 hour. Flatten the dough using a rolling-pin or a tortilla press. (I use a tortilla press and put cling wrap on both sides of the press so the dough won’t stick.
I then cook the tortillas in a hot cast iron about 1 minute on each side or until the tortilla is cooked to your liking.
Do you love tacos? What is your favorite taco recipe?
There is this local, family-owned restaurant called Taco Mesa here that has amazing Alambre Steak Tacos.
We are like OBSESSED with them.
These Alambre tacos are corn tortillas filled with steak, bacon, onions, peppers and cheese.
AND THEY ARE AMAZING.
They are even better with Taco Mesa’s amazing Avocado Salsa.
So yesterday Ryan decided he was going to try to make a variation of them and the salsa.
Here is his Bacon Ribeye Tacos with Avocado Salsa.
3/4 lbs Ribeye Steak
5 pieces of nitrate-free bacon
2 tsp Cumin
2 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Chili Powder
2 tbsp Tomatillo and Roasted Yellow Chili Salsa (from TJs)
1 tsp Jalapeno Pepper Hot Sauce (TJs)
7-8 Corn Tortillas (Homemade recipe here otherwise buy ones that are only corn, water and lime!)
1/2 cup Shredded Cabbage
1/4 cup Raw Milk Cheddar Cheese
2 tbsp Cream
2 tbsp Salsa Verde (TJs)
2 tsp Olive Oil
2 tbsp Cilantro
Cook the bacon in a skillet on high. Once the bacon has browned, remove to a plate. Place the chopped ribeye into the pan with the bacon grease. Add cumin, paprika, chili powder, hot sauce and salsa to the steak in the skillet.
Lower the heat and let the steak simmer in the salsa and spices. Add back in the bacon.
While the steak is cooking, add the avocados, cream, salsa verde, olive oil and cilantro to a food processor. Process until smooth. Then put the salsa into a bowl.
Once the steak mixture is almost ready, heat the tortillas in a skillet or microwave to warm them.
Shred the cheese and cabbage.
Then divide the steak mixture between the 7-8 tortillas. Top with cabbage, cheese and avocado salsa. Sprinkle with more hot sauce if you would like.
Makes 7-8 tacos and lots of leftover Avocado Salsa.
What restaurant meals do you enjoy making variations of at home?