Mondays are manic, Wednesdays I hump, Thursdays I don’t care, Fridays I love, but Tuesdays are all about tacos!

steak tacos & OG salsa

You know you are from Southern California if you refer to Tuesdays as Taco Tuesdays, and you are just as excited and giddy like Fridays!

On the rare occasions when he cooks (because I’m such a kitchen hog), she wants to eat tacos! It’s the food I request the most, aside from cheesy eggs of course! Now I may sound a bit biased, but he cooks the best tacos ever!! Why I think his tacos are better than any old taco from any old local taco joint, you ask? Well, lets see… (1) there’s no skimpage of meat whatsoever; (2) it’s real meat and not that rumored faux meat that some fast food chains unfortunately serve; (3)  it’s quick; and (4) it’s served with homemade OG salsa (also known as Fired Tomato and Chile Salsa — check back soon for the recipe!).

Can you guess how many he cooks, and she eats? Stay tuned for answers at the end!

Let’s get started! First season the steaks to your liking and cook until well-done…

sorry to all the veggie lovers out there!

Next, transfer them to a cutting board…

let them cool for a bit, then cut into cubes. it's ok if you accidentally eat a cube or two/maybe five...six :)

While you wait for the steaks to cool, start heating those corn tortillas…

heat on top of the burner, and flip often so they don't burn

After the tortillas are all heated and you have cubes of steak, it’s chow time!

taco making assembly station

top with some onions and cheese and a big dollop of OG salsa (recipe coming soon!), and a spritz of lemon!

Hope everyone enjoys this simple take on Taco Tuesdays! And if steak isn’t your meat of choice, don’t fret! It can always be substituted with chicken, tofurkey, or ground beef/turkey.

ANSWER: He cooks 9, she eats 3 :)

Steak Tacos

serves 2

  • 2 pounds of thin-sliced sirloin tip steak (or flap meat)
  • Corn tortillas
  • Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
  • Oregano
  • salt/pepper
  • For taco toppings: diced onions, Mexican blend cheese, and lemon wedges, OG salsa (recipe coming soon!)

Directions:

  1. Season the steaks with Lawry’s, oregano, salt, and pepper.
  2. Cook the steak till well-done.
  3. Transfer the steaks to a cutting board and let them cool. When it’s cool enough, cut the steaks into cubes,
  4. Serve on a platter.
  5. Assemble tacos.
  6. Eat.
  7. Nap. (don’t worry, this step is optional!)
  8. Repeat 6 and 7.

Enjoy! :)

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24 thoughts on “Mondays are manic, Wednesdays I hump, Thursdays I don’t care, Fridays I love, but Tuesdays are all about tacos!

    1. I’m from the sunny section of Southern California…currently working on my About section so please check back soon! Thank you for your interest in my site, and make sure to check back because I’ll have a lot more details in the About section soon. Thanks for checking out my blog! :)

  1. Your welcome. I was wondering if you are similar to me in any way. I cook for my neighbor who is 53 with health issues and single (female) and my son and we all eat and eat and eat. The cooking keeps me going + grocery shopping. I love to have a well stocked kitchen. My cook books are dog eared from so much use. When I was nursing I cooked in a crock pot “all of the time”. I like the excuse of being in my kitchen, because i means that people can not bother me as much. I know how to bake corn in my oven with the husks on in he summer. I know how to use a grill outside pretty well. I have decided that honey is one of te best chicken glazes…. oh the possibilities… Are you like this? I am not all together sure if it is healthy or not my obsession with feeding them, but I think that it is.

    1. You are so sweet, your neighbor is very lucky to have you! I love to cook, it makes me happy knowing that I can make a delicious meal for myself and not have to go out to restaurants or eat unhealthy fast food.
      As for grocery shopping, some people hate it but I love it! I can spend hours just wandering and oohing and ahhing… silly I know but I have such a huge smile when I’m in there! One of my favorite places to shop at is Trader Joe’s and Fresh ‘N Easy is my go-to grocery store when I’m in a hurry but Trader Joe’s is where I indulge.
      My dream is to have a well-stocked chicken with everything I need and all the unnecessary kitchen gadgets from Williams-Sonoma lol. I only own one cookbook but I’ve spent so many countless hours reading all these foodie blogs that I’ve saved on my Google Reader and I keep a collection of recipes that I want to try in my email.
      It sounds like you know a lot about cooking, which is so cool! I just started cooking at the start of this year and love trying everything! :)

  2. We had a Trader Joes in Arizona, but it was always really busy with people tripping over my feet in there and the parking lot would be full like a favorite tourist destination. My uncle created Cape Cod Chips, Late July Crackers and Chatham Village Croutons. I think that I just felt a little sheepishly annoyed being in there in a shy way. I stick now to my local health food store in Montpelier, Vermont which is nice too. It has an indoor an out door cafe eating area in the river and food like your in Eden pretty much.

  3. Yummy tacos from taco shops in Southern Cali are one of the few things I miss about living there – that and In-n-Out! I smiled when I saw how you warmed up your tortillas – I thought my mom was the only one who did that. She loves them charred :) I need to make some steak tacos soon – thanks for the inspiration! Happy blogging :)

  4. Your tacos looks so yummy. I’m new to the food blogging world but having a blast, hope you are too! Blog looks great!

    Jan
    aninspiredcook.wordpress.com

  5. I had a fish taco with my son’s aunt Chelsea in Ventura, CA on the ocean in some little restaurant where you can shells peanuts and throw the shells on the floor out on the deck and my son’s fatherhas mentioned In-And-Out Burger to me more than once. He says that they put a fried egg right on the burger for you if you want?

    1. I didn’t know In N Out did that! But then again, they are notorious for their secret menu. I’ll ask the next time I’m there :)

  6. A group of long time friends actually has a Taco Tuesday each month. We meet at the same place, share happenings and news. It’s a great way to stay in touch.
    So glad you stopped by and led me to you. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed browsing your posts.

  7. Hi Kat! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. These tacos sound great! I agree with you about using limes, that’s how I like my tacos. Keep up the good work on the blog!

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