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Ancho Adobo Tacos de Bistec with Grilled Corn and Tomatillo Salsa

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 6

Bistec (beef) tacos get fiery heat with an adobo or marinade of garlic, cilantro, lime juice and three peppers – smoky ancho, sweet paprika and crushed red pepper. Serve the tacos with a refreshing salsa of grilled corn, tomatillos and cilantro.


  3 - 4 corn

  1/4 tsp salt

  3 fresh tomatillos

  1/4 cup cilantro

  1 green onion

  1 radish

  2 Tbs red onion

  3 Tbs lime juice

  2 Tbs olive oil

  1 Tbs jalapeño peppers

  6 garlic

  1/2 tsp McCormick® Cumin Ground

  1 1/2 beef sirloin steak

  1/4 cup cilantro leaves

  6 Tbs lime juice

  2 Tbs water

  1 Tbs McCormick® Chile Pepper Ancho

  1 1/2 tsp salt

  1 tsp McCormick® Paprika

  1 tsp McCormick® Red Pepper Crushed

  1/2 tsp McCormick® Black Pepper Coarse Ground

  3 boiler onions, halved

  12 corn tortillas (5 1/2-inch)

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For the Salsa, remove husks and silk strands from corn. Soak in water for 15 minutes. Grill corn over medium-high heat 10 minutes or until tender and lightly charred, turning occasionally. Cut kernels off cobs (about 2 cups). Mix corn, tomatillos, cilantro, green onion, radish, red onion, lime juice, oil, jalapeño peppers and salt in large bowl until well blended. Cover. Refrigerate at least 15 minutes to blend flavors.

For the Steak, place all ingredients except steak in food processor. Cover. Process until smooth. Reserve 2 tablespoons. Place steak in glass dish. Add remaining adobo; turn to coat well. Cover. Refrigerate 15 minutes or longer for extra flavor. Remove steak from adobo. Discard any remaining adobo.

Grill steak over medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes per side or until desired doneness, brushing with reserved 2 tablespoons adobo. Grill onions 2 to 3 minutes per side or until slightly charred. Grill tortillas 1 minute per side or until warmed.

Slice steak into thin slices. Slice onions into thin strips. Serve steak and onions in tortillas. Top with Salsa.

Nutritional Information:

Calories 399

Total Fat 11g 

Cholesterol 39mg 

Sodium 800mg 

Total Carbohydrate 44g 

Dietary Fiber 5g 

Protein 31g