MBC Team Winter 2023 16:9

30 Minute Meals

Ashley Kraemer | May 3, 2023

It's nice to enjoy a luxurious meal every now and then, one that takes some tender love and care to create. But often times, we find ourselves wanting quick yet tasty recipes. It that's you, you're in the right place!

Featuring Steak Street Tacos with Spicy Pico de Gallo - one of our 30-minute recipes that you can add to your weekly meal place that will be ready in no time. Plus, this recipe is packed full of protein and healthy nutrients!

Especially with Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, I'm all about a good taco meal. One serving is just 280 calories and contains 17 grams of protein. The beef cut used is called a Flat Iron - one of my personal favorites! This is a newer cut that was developed. It comes from the shoulder which would normally be less tender, but with the right techniques, this steak is considered the second most tender behind the tenderloin (aka filet mignon). The best part? It's more economical, giving you a tender product without a high price tag. When shopping, if you can't find it in the case, try asking the butcher behind the meat counter. 


  • 3 beef Flat Iron steaks (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 12 flour tortillas (5-inch diameter)
  • Spicy Pico de Gallo (recipe follows)
  • 1 package (8 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1/2 cup prepared Italian dressing
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Chile powder


  1. Cut beef steaks lengthwise in half, then crosswise into 1/4-inch strips; set aside. Combine marinade ingredients in medium bowl. Place beef and marinade in food-safe plastic bag; turn to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes to 2 hours. Remove beef from marinade, discard marinade. Preheat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add 1/2 of beef; stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes or until outside surface of beef is no longer pink. (Do no overcook.) Repeat with remaining beef. 
  2. Evenly divide beef strips over tortillas. Top with 1 tablespoon Spicy Pico de Gallo and 1 tablespoon cheese.
Spicy Pico de Gallo: Combine 1-1/2 cups chopped tomato, 1/2 cup finely chopped onion, 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, and 1 tablespoon minced jalapeƱo pepper in large bowl. Stir in 1/4 cup hot picante sauce or salsa and 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour to let flavors blend.

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