Monday, September 29, 2014

#10DaysofTailgate - Not Ketchup Cherry Chipotle Steak Tacos




 


Welcome to the day before the finale of #10DaysofTailgate. I can't believe it's almost over! I hope you have been enjoying all of the delectable dishes the bloggers participating in this fun event have been bringing you!
This recipe was deliciously different from a "traditional" taco. I loved the flavor of the cherry chipotle sauce with the steak bites; and the caramelized onion worked beautifully with the flavors! This was missing some sautéed mushrooms though - I was wishing I had some in my refrigerator, but sadly I did not. If you have fresh mushrooms, give them a try with this dish!
I received a grilling skillet from Mr. Bar-B-Q and decided that would work perfectly for cooking up the steak bites. It was awesome. The handle comes off, so you can place your food on the grill, remove the handle, cook your food, open the grill, reattach the handle and voila! Nothing hot to burn yourself on, and makes moving the skillet incredibly easy!
This dish would be perfect for tailgating from home - or cook up the filling, put it in a foil container with lid to keep warm, bring some tortillas and toppings with you and voila - tacos to go.
It is probably no surprise by now that my family is thrilled with Not Ketchup's Cherry Chipotle sauce (see Not Chili Cheese Fries and Cherry Chipotle Sloppy Joes here), and this is just one more recipe this sauce works perfectly in. I love the fresh, slightly sweet, slightly tangy flavor the sauce lends to this dish and cannot wait to enjoy this one again, soon!

Not Ketchup Cherry Chipotle Steak Tacos

Ingredients
1 lb sirloin steak, diced small
1 medium onion, sliced into rings
1 - 2 TBS olive oil
1/2 14-oz bottle Cherry Chipotle Not Ketchup dipping sauce
4 - 6 tortillas
Toppings as desired: diced avocado, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, sautéed mushrooms, lettuce, etc.

Directions
  1. Preheat your grill to medium heat. Using a Mr. Bar-B-Q skillet, cook the steak bites for about 8 minutes (stirring once or twice), until cooked through to desired doneness.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 1 TBS olive oil over medium to medium-high heat in a non-stick skillet on the stove. Cook the onions, adding more oil if necessary, until tender and caramelized (about 10 - 15 minutes total).
  3. Place cooked steak bites into a bowl, and pour Not Ketchup Cherry Chipotle sauce over, stir to evenly coat.
  4. Place a tortilla on a plate, and layer on desired amount of saucy steak bites, caramelized onion, and additional toppings to taste.
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Here's what the rest of the crew brought to the table...

Starters
BBQ Sausage and Cheese Plate by The Spiffy Cookie           
Vegified Hot “Wings”  by Curious Cuisiniere            
Fried Polenta Cakes with Grilled Tomato and Mozzarella Salad by Love and Confections               
Smoky Karma Stovetop Beans by Culinary Adventures with Camilla

Dips
Chile con Queso by Sew You Think You Can Cook

Mains 
Kicking Karma Veggie Fajita Pizza by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures     
Not Ketchup Cherry Chipotle Steak Tacos by Making Miracles               
BBQ Chickpea Sliders with Apple Slaw by Debbi Does Dinner Healthy         
Vegetarian Pumpkin Chili by The Pajama Chef                      
Beef Kabobs by A Day in the Life on the Farm  




11 comments:

  1. Super yum! I can't wait to make these for my family - so glad yours is enjoying Not Ketchup. You can't imagine how happy that makes me!

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    1. Erika we have been thrilled with this product - I am so happy we've had the chance to work with it. And I love seeing on your FB page about ideas for Holiday packaging, because I will absolutely give these as gifts so others can experience Not Ketchup too! :)

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  2. So smart to cook the steak already chopped up - gives you that grilling flavor crust on all sides. And I imagine it's the quickest grill job known to man.

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    1. You are exactly right Lauren - I loved all the little crisped edges on the bites, and cooking was super fast and easy!

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  3. What a great idea to cook the meat on the grill using that basket instead of on the stove top.

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  4. We loved the Cherry Chipotle! I bet it would make some fantastic tacos!

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  5. oooh i bet these were so good! i'll have to try something similar with the blueberry not ketchup.

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