Spicy Steak & Cheese Tacos

  • BBQ Type: Grill
  • Fuel: Charcoal
  • Cooking Time: 15 min to 20 min
  • Makes 4 to 6 portions

Ingredients

Tacos

  • 3 6 to 8 Oz Strip steaks
  • Lettuce, shredded
  • Tomatoes, diced
  • Sour cream
  • 4 to 6 Flour tortillas
  • Thinly sliced chives for toppings (optional)

Marinade

  • 2 tbsp - Brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp - Chili powder
  • 1 tsp - Chipotle flakes
  • 2 tsp - Ancho chile powder
  • ½ tsp - Allspice
  • ¼ tsp - Cumin
  • 1 ½ tsp - Oregano
  • 1 tsp - Smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp - Salt
  • 1 tsp - Ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp - Honey
  • 1 Garlic clove, minced
  • ¼ cup - Green onions, chopped
  • ¼ cup - Olive oil
  • ¼ cup - Cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp - Lime juice
  • 2 tsp - Orange zest
  • ¼ cup - Orange juice

Habanero Cheese Sauce

  • 3 tbsp - Butter
  • 3 tbsp - All purpose flour
  • 1 ¾ cup - Whole milk
  • 1 tsp - Habanero hot sauce
  • A pinch of salt (to taste)
  • 8 oz - Cheddar cheese, shredded

Preparation

  1. Make 6 to 8 cuts of about ¼ inch deep on both side of the strip steaks to let the marinade penetrate the meat;
  2. Combine all the marinade ingredients and pour over the strip steaks; Let marinate for 4 to 6 hours in the refrigerator;
  3. Preheat your grill for medium/high heat;
  4. In a saucepan, melt the butter and add the flour to make a roux; Add the whole milk and whisk until smooth; Add the habanero hot sauce, salt and shredded cheese and simmer for 10 minutes or until desired consistency;
  5. Place the marinated strip steaks on the grill and cook for 4 to 5 minutes per side;
  6. Remove the steaks from the grill and let them rest at room temperature for around 5 minutes; Cut the steak into ¼ inch thick slices;
  7. Assemble the tacos with sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, steak and cheese; Enjoy.

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