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Asian Beef Tacos

Asian Beef Tacos with Thai Basil and Peanuts

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Tacos are one of life’s greatest pleasures. These Asian-inspired ones are loaded with the good stuff: sweet-salty glazed steak slices, smoky organically sourced bell pepper, crunchy peanuts, spicy Thai basil, and lime wedges. Flavorful, portable, and deeply satisfying, this Mexican-meets-Asian dinner signifies it’s your hour to shine as host of the next Taco Tuesday—or it’s time to take two vacations ASAP.


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    By Chef Michelle

    By Chef Michelle

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    Ingredients & Equipment

    What we send

    • ginger
      1/2 ounce
    • garlic
      1 clove
    • Thai basil
      1/8 ounce
      Thai basil
    • Beef Inside Round Trimmed & Pinned 1/2" Thickness 2/5 oz (10-oz Total )
      10 ounces
      Beef Inside Round Trimmed & Pinned 1/2" Thickness 2/5 oz (10-oz Total )
    • flour tortillas
      flour tortillas
    • peanuts
      3 tablespoons
    • soy sauce
      1 packet
      soy sauce
    • hoisin sauce
      1 tablespoon
      hoisin sauce
    • light brown sugar
      1 teaspoon
      light brown sugar
    • Sriracha hot sauce
      1 packet
      Sriracha hot sauce

    What You’ll Need

    • 10" medium pan
    • aluminum foil

    Cooking Steps

    1. Prepare Ingredients

      Prepare Ingredients

      Preheat oven to 350[degrees]F. Trim and discard skin of ginger and mince. Mince garlic. Cut lime into 6 wedges. Rinse Thai basil and tear leaves into bite-size pieces, discarding stems. Rinse bell pepper and halve lengthwise, discarding seeds. Thinly slice crosswise. Pat steak dry with paper towel.
    2. Sauté Aromatics

      Sauté Aromatics

      Heat ½ tablespoon canola oil in a medium pan over medium heat. When oil is shimmering, add ginger and garlic and sauté until lightly browned and fragrant, 3-4 minutes. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
    3. Sear Steak

      Sear Steak

      Wipe pan from aromatics clean and add 1 tablespoon canola oil over medium-high heat. Season steak all over with ¼ teaspoon kosher salt and pepper as desired. When oil is shimmering, add steak and sear until browned on outside and medium rare, 1-2 minutes per side. Remove from pan and set aside to rest for about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, stack tortillas, wrap in foil, and place in oven to warm until ready to use.
    4. Char Bell Pepper and Peanuts

      Char Bell Pepper and Peanuts

      Wipe pan from steak clean and add peanuts and bell pepper over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until peanuts are golden and bell pepper is lightly charred, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
    5. Season Steak

      Season Steak

      Cut steak against the grain into ¼-inch slices and add to pan from peanuts over medium heat. Add soy sauce, hoisin sauce, brown sugar, as much Sriracha as desired, and ginger-garlic mixture and sauté, stirring, until fully combined, 1-2 minutes.
    6. Plate Tacos

      Plate Tacos

      Top tortillas with saucy steak, charred bell pepper, and chopped peanuts. Garnish with Thai basil and serve with lime wedges. Enjoy your taco night.

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