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Sweet & Spicy Steak Fajita Tacos

Ingredients

Sweet & Spicy Marinade
45ml extra-virgin olive oil
2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced
6 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
4 medium jalapeño peppers, sliced
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
30ml honey
120ml TABASCO® Sauce
240ml tomato juice

Fajita Steak
900g of skirt steak, cleaned and trimmed of fat, cut into 6-inch pieces
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 medium red onion, sliced paper thin into half moons
1 bunch cilantro (coriander), chopped including stems
1 bunch spring onions, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon TABASCO® Sauce, plus more for serving
Zest and juice of 3 limes
12 soft corn tortillas
2 limes cut into wedges for serving

Directions

Prepare the Sweet & Spicy Marinade
1. Heat a 10-inch skillet over medium heat, add the oil and heat until oil is smoking. Add the onions, garlic, jalapeños, cumin and paprika and cook until softened, 3-4 minutes. Add the honey, TABASCO® Sauce and tomato juice and bring to a boil, cooking for about 4 minutes before removing from heat.
2. Transfer the mixture to a blender and pulse until smooth. Allow the purée to cool to room temperature and then place mixture in refrigerator until chilled.
3. Place the skirt steaks into a sealable plastic zipper bag and add half of the purée, making sure to coat the steaks fully. Store chilled for at least 12 hours and up to 72 hours.
4. Place the remaining purée in a sealable bowl, season with a tablespoon of salt and refrigerate.

Prepare the Fajita Steak
1. When you’re ready to grill the steaks, season them with salt and pepper and allow them to rest at room temperature for 20 minutes. Grill over extremely high heat, about 5-6 minutes, on the first side, then turn and cook 4-5 minutes on the second side, until they are nicely charred on both sides.
2. Move steaks to a cutting board to rest at least 10 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl mix together the chopped red onion, cilantro, spring onions, lime juice, lime zest, and remaining 1 tablespoon TABASCO® Sauce. Heat the tortillas on the grill and place in a folded towel to keep warm.
4. Cut the steaks across the grain into 1/2-inch slices. Place 2 or 3 slices of the steak in a warmed tortilla and add a heaping tablespoon of the red onion-spring onion salsa. Finish with a teaspoon of the original purée, a squeeze of lime, and more TABASCO® Sauce. Serve the tacos with your favorite toppings on the side, like shredded cheese, sliced jalapeños, cilantro, etc.

Makes 4 servings.

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