Photo courtesy of La Tortilla Factory; Steak Tacos Recipe courtesy of The Beef Checkoff
My husband loves beef. His idea of dinner is a steak as big as his plate and a green salad. But I’m always working at getting him to balance out his meals and to eat a wider variety of foods. I generally fail, but this is one dish I think he’ll love! That’s because it marries his two favorite things into one small bite. And because he doesn’t like spicy foods, I can make the Pico de gallo mild to satisfy his tastes.
I love that it includes handmade-style corn tortillas which have 14 grams of whole grain and only 90 calories per tortilla. I’ve tried the La Tortilla Factory corn tortillas and really enjoy them. They’re soft which my husband likes and corn which I prefer. I just don’t like flour tortillas; I’ve tried them every which way, but I’m a corn tortilla fan instead.
The beef in this recipe is lean so it should run around 150 calories for a 3oz serving. Granted, my very-fit husband doesn’t have to count calories, but I want to make sure that the protein he consumes provide minerals and vitamins without too much fat. It’s his arteries I’m looking out for, not his waistline.
Since I’m a vegetarian, I will be swapping out the beef for black beans (drained, canned beans would work beautifully) and I’ll add black beans to the hubby’s mini tacos for even more taste, texture, and nutrition as well. But I won’t scrimp on the lime. The fresh lime is essential in this recipe – it’ll add a freshness that bottled lime juice just can’t provide.
Have you tried steak tacos? Are you a flour or corn tortilla person?