We got our first taste of Minnesota summer yesterday, with temps reaching 90 degrees, and all I can say is bring. it. on.
Bring on the the summer dresses, flip flops, cold cocktails (in a few weeks), ice cream cones, and all of the grilling recipes I can handle. I'm even ready for the drips of sweat running down my back, I don't care. I love it all.
But how about those grilling recipes?! Let's fire up the grills and get cooking!
With all of the beef in our freezer from my mom and stepdads cows, we've been eating lots 'o beef lately. We've almost wiped our entire ground beef supply out with my early pregnancy burger cravings, and now we have a ton of ribeyes, stew meat, roasts, and flank and minute steaks to use.
Not a bad problem to have, if I do say.
I decided to whip out the minute steaks and use them for some steak tacos. Specifically, cilantro pesto steak tacos, and these tacos are alllll about the cilantro pesto.
I suppose it's not a traditional pesto in that it doesn't have any cheese or nuts in it, but it's absolutely not lacking any flavor. The cilantro itself gives the pesto it's distinct flavor, and then I went and added garlic and jalapenos, which definitely give the pesto a kick.
I didn't marinate the steak in the pesto since I was short on time, but you definitely could if you please. Even without the marinating, the steak turned out super flavorful with the cilantro pesto.
We kept things pretty simple and topped ours with some chopped up tomatoes and then a drizzle of plain Greek yogurt. They would also be delicious topped with avocado, corn salsa, jalapeno slices for more kick, and even a cabbage slaw if you like!
From start to finish these were done in less than 30 minutes and were perfect for a busy weeknight dinner on the patio!
Wondering what else to make with these tacos? How about these: