Summer is here and it's time to fire up the grill! I LOOVE Southwest flavors and dishes, so I made a really simple Southwest rub for the Aussie Grass-Fed NY Strip. The lean meat takes rubs and marinades really well, so it was the perfect way to spice up the meat without adding calories and fat! The fresh and delicious mango salsa REALLY complemented the meat and made this meal so bright and flavorful!
2 Aussie grass-fed NY Strip steaks (about 6 oz. each)
1 tbsp. chili powder
1 tbsp. paprika
1 tbsp. cumin
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cracked black pepper
8 corn tortillas
In a small bowl combine the spices and mix until combined. Use your hands to rub about 2 tsp. of the spice mixture onto each of the steaks. Shake off the excess and set them aside. Allow the meat to come to room temperature before grilling.
Heat the grill to medium-high heat. Remember, grass-fed beef is leaner and cooks faster than regular cuts of meat, so turn the grill down, and grill on each side for 2-3 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 130-135 degrees for medium rare meat. Remove from the heat and allow the meat to rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing.
Cut the meat against the grain and build the tacos by placing 2-3 strips of sliced steak into a warm corn tortilla (I like to grill them for about 20 seconds on each side), and a spoonful of mango salsa (recipe below).
2 ripe mangoes, chopped
2 Roma Tomatoes, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
2 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro
1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded, membrane removed and chopped
1 lime, juiced
salt and pepper to taste
1. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and stir until combined.