4.08.2013

Sweet Whiskey Steak Tacos



So I made these tacos 3 weeks ago...

Yes, 3..

If you're a fellow food blogger, can you tell me how you keep up..
I mean the cooking part... I get down with the cooking part. But then there are the pictures and the editing and then you have to type something interesting and somewhat engaging (which I still have not quite grasp the concept of) and that all has to make it here on this little blog.

Oh and then you have to tweet about it, or facebook, tastespot, foodgawk..all the while trying to instgram pictures of your lunch and pinning/repinning until you can't pin anymore..

How does one do all this and still function outside in the real world...

I'm asking..like, for real I want to know



There are bloggers out there who post 3-4 times a week. That is commendable.. sometimes I have to ask myself, is it because I'm not as committed.
Naw..that isn't it..I just have a hard time finding a way to maintain all this. Along with this thing called life that requires about 99% of my attention. When to be honest, at times I rather give it about 15% ..with the remainder of that attention going to Ryan Gosling as he reads me poetry.. while we sit on the beach drinking mango martinis...

Wait..

I just went way to the left there.. sorry.. Have you seen that movie Place Beyond the Pines.. you should... he's in it..with his shirt off.



Anyway, let me get back on track.. back to the point of this little blogger space..

These Sweet Whiskey Steak Tacos..
With the brown sugar, bourbon, and spices that go it this marinade, it's become a big hit around here. This marinade has just the right hint of whiskey, not to over powering. It's also quite tasty glazed over some grilled chicken.I let the meat marinade over night for these, but I've also made them with a smaller amount of time. So they only were able to marinate for an hour and were still insanely out of this world. We keep our taco toppings simple, here there is just a little cilantro mixed with some chopped onions and a twist of lime. Feel free to dress them up more, but sometimes less is better.. Except for when it comes to blog post..

Let's Eat



Sweet Whiskey Steak Tacos
Prep Time-Marinate Overnight or at least 1hr  Cook Time-6-10 mins Yield- 12 tacos 

Ingredients

Marinade
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup coca-cola
1/4 cup bourbon (I use Bulleit Rye)
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Tacos
2 pounds trimmed skirt steak cut widthwise into 3 or 4 pieces
1/2 small yellow onion chopped
Fresh cilantro
12 warm tortillas

Directions
Whisk together all ingredients of the marinade. Put steak in a large bowl and pour marinade over steak.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1hr. For the steak in the picture, it marinated over night.
Preheat a grill or heavy skillet over high heat. Cook the steak in batches, turning over once until both sides are well browned and cooked to your liking. About 6 to 7 minutes on each side for medium. Let steaks rest rest on a plate for about 3 minutes , then slice into strips and then again into smaller pieces.
Serve topped with cilantro and chopped onions on warm tortilla. the excess "juice" from the cooked steak is also good drizzled over top of the steak.

Click here for printable recipe

17 comments :

  1. These look so yummy! I bet they would be just as good with flank steak huh? Because that is what I have in my freezer and not for any other reason ~ nope not at all!

    Um and when you figure out the whole how they keep up with blogging consistently spill the beans would ya? I'd like to know my space looks kinda lonely most days :/

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    1. Girl.. this works with any steak.. Love flank steak btw. :)

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  2. You, me & whiskey need to have a date. I'm onto you & your sweet Southern food. Expect more of me stalking your blog ;)

    xo,
    Christina

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    1. Aww thanks Christina.. I'm an avid stalker of your blog..

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  3. These looks and sound AMAZING. Love tacos, love steak, love... hahaha ;)

    As far as the keeping up -- well, when life is going at a normal pace I have a plan, but often life is far from 'normal'. However, this when I am not going here there and everywhere: I cook as soon as I get home (4p) if the light is good OR I just set aside food and take pictures the next day. I plan on three new recipes per week, two of which are dinner-ish and one baked good/dessert/breakfast. I do my baking on the weekend. That leaves two week nights that I do my cooking. I don't do cooking on the weekends because we are active and out of the house, but we eat at home every night of the week. Then I have my Wednesday Files/Farmer's market Fridays, which don't take any cooking, just a little bit of planning. If I have a free week or extra time, I schedule my recipes for weeks I know I will be busy.

    Sorry, that was a lot, but I hope it helps! :) (If you can only take one new thing, then that's good, right?!)

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    1. Thanks Tiffany!! Girl I might need you to just come help me get it together.. :)

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  4. I am obsessed with tacos, and want to eat like thirty of these. As for keeping up with blogging, I struggle too. This is something I do for fun though, and I try not to stress if I have to skip a week of posting. I'm convinced that people who manage to post 4-5 times a week never sleep!

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    1. Ha.. I'm convinced they don't sleep.. :)

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  5. Wow these tacos look so delicious! thank you!

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    1. OMG.. I Love The Food Dept blog sooo much.. Thank You for stopping by..

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  6. Those are some pretty nice looking tacos and whiskey steak?? Yes please!

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  7. I love adding whiskey to savory foods, it's totally happy-making! I feel ya on the blogger-woes, it happens! Your blog looks great, though :)

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    1. Yes.. it's definitely "happy-making" :)

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  8. These tacos are amazing and the pictures are superb! Looks like you are doing a great job! I'm still figuring out the whole time management thing. Not sure how some people do it either!

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  9. You said it spot on! I can't keep up sometimes!! So much to do with so little time! Never the less these look unbelievable! Definitely trying these!(When I get the time that is! ;)

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  10. Oh my goodness, my fiance would go crazy over these! Steak and whiskey? Yes, please! :)
    -Shannon

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