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Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  286
  • Protein  19 g
  • Carbohydrates  20 g
  • Fat  14 g
  • Cholesterol  42 mg
  • Sodium  208 mg
  • Potassium  274 mg
  • Phosphorus  220 mg
  • Calcium  155 mg
  • Fiber  0.7 g

Authentic Steak Tacos

There’s Mexican food and then there’s “authentic” Mexican food. If you’re a purist, or if you’d like to experience “real flavor,” kidney-friendly Authentic Steak Tacos are for you!

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes


Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Jessica from Kansas.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 1 tacos with 1-1/2 ounces steak

Ingredients

  • 1 pound skirt/flank steak (falda)
  • juice of 3 limes (about 6 tablespoons) (divided use)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon pepper Mrs. Dash® seasoning blend
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped finely
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive or canola oil
  • 1/2 cup queso fresco, crumbled (found in Mexican grocery)
  • 8 flour tortillas, 6" size

Preparation

  1. Marinate steak in shallow dish with juice of 2 limes, lemon pepper and garlic powder, from 30 minutes to overnight.
  2. Make salsa by mixing cilantro, onion, garlic and juice of 1 lime. Cover and refrigerate.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat.
  4. Slice steak thinly and cook over high heat until well done, approximately 3 minutes per side.
  5. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  6. Place equal amounts of cooked steak, about 1-1/2 ounces,  in each flour tortilla.
  7. Top with one tablespoon crumbled queso fresco on each taco.
  8. Wrap each taco in aluminum foil and bake 5–8 minutes or until tortillas are warm.
  9. Remove from oven and top each taco with 1 tablespoon salsa. Enjoy!

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 1 starch
  • 1/2 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices

1

Helpful hints

  • 1/4 cup Monterrey Jack cheese can be substituted for queso fresco. Add 1/2 tablespoon per taco.
  • Compare brands and buy the lowest sodium tortillas.
 

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Authentic Steak Tacos

traceyc78 says:

5

this was a delicious recipe~ full of zing from the lime juice! will definitely make again!

Aug. 13, 2012, 9:13 AM - Inappropriate review?

Authentic Steak Tacos

JeriW says:

5

This was wonderful! Loved the salsa too.

Jul. 13, 2011, 2:03 PM - Inappropriate review?

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