Instead of ground beef, fill flour tortillas with tender steak and a quick cabbage slaw -- all ready in 20 minutes.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat broiler to high, with rack 4 inches from heat. Line a large rimmed baking sheet or broiler pan with aluminum foil. In a medium bowl, combine cabbage, lime juice, and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Let stand for 10 minutes (or refrigerate, up to overnight).

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  • Meanwhile, sprinkle steaks with cumin; season with salt and pepper. Place on prepared baking sheet, and broil 6 to 8 minutes for medium-rare. Transfer steaks to a plate; cover loosely with foil, and let rest 5 minutes. Thinly slice crosswise.

  • Stack tortillas, and wrap in a double layer of damp paper towels; microwave until hot, about 1 minute. Alternatively, holding each tortilla with tongs, lightly toast over a low flame. To assemble, fill tortillas with steak, and top with cabbage slaw, cheddar, and salsa.

Cook's Notes

The broiler's high heat creates a caramelized crust on the steaks and a juicy, medium-rare interior. For smokiness, briefly toast the tortillas over a low flame.

Reviews (4)

52 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 12
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: Unrated
04/15/2012
The only flat-iron steak I could find was sold in small 4-oz pieces, so that's what I used. My steak had a thick layer of fat on one side. After debate, I decided to trim the fat. I broiled it for 4 minutes a side and it was rare, just the way I like it. The flat-iron steak was super yummy, quick, and affordable. The red cabbage slaw was ok. I'm not sure if I would make it again. I might marinate it longer than 30 minutes and/or add some jalapeno or something to it.
Rating: Unrated
03/28/2010
These were delicious -- incredibly fast and easy and flavourful. The cabbage gives a nice crunchy texture, and the cumin and lime are awesome together. I used flank steak and it worked just fine.
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03/24/2010
I'd add cilantro,sour crema,avocado and just keep the original salsa and steak. These are wonderful with skirt steak if you cannot finf flat iron!
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Rating: Unrated
03/23/2010
So much better with cilantro, onion, tomatoes, and jalapenos if you like hot. toss veggies all together, a little salt and pepper and use instead of the cabbage.