Steak Street Tacos with Chipotle Lime Coleslaw

Here’s a satisfying street taco recipe that comes together in a flash. It’s topped with a tangy chipotle-lime coleslaw that provides flavor, spice and crunch to these satisfyingly savory street tacos. When Aristotle said the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, he was talking about tacos, right? Because these tacos are made […]

Here’s a satisfying street taco recipe that comes together in a flash. It’s topped with a tangy chipotle-lime coleslaw that provides flavor, spice and crunch to these satisfyingly savory street tacos.

When Aristotle said the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, he was talking about tacos, right? Because these tacos are made up of some seriously good parts: thin slices of savory seared steak, toasted flour tortillas, a tangy chipotle-lime slaw, and a sprinkle of pickled jalapeños and fresh cilantro.

Four steak street tacos on a black rectangular plate, with limes, pickled jalapenos and chipotle slaw

The perfect taco hits all the right notes, combining spicy and sweet, soft and crunchy, salty and tangy.

And these steak street tacos do just that, with thin slices of steak browned to perfection, and topped with a bright and crunchy slaw made with a mix of Duke’s Mayonnaise, smoky chipotle, and fresh squeezed lime juice.

Closeup of the filling of a steak street taco, topped with micro cilantro leaves and pickled jalapenos

What makes it a street taco and not just a regular taco? The size, essentially.

Street tacos are generally smaller, about 4-5″ in diameter versus a more typical 6″ corn tortilla or 8″ flour tortilla. The handheld size makes them easy to eat standing in the street. We’ve found both corn and flour tortillas labeled ‘street taco size’ recently, and although we opted to use flour here, you could really use either.

Even better… warm the tortillas in the same skillet with all the flavorful fat and brown bits leftover from cooking the steak. Inspired in part by a drool-worthy binge-watch of the Taco Chronicles series (which I highly recommend checking out), specifically the episode on Suadero tacos. This particular kind of taco is made with seasoned beef cooked long and slow in a bath of its own fat (beef confit, essentially); the tortillas are also drenched in fat and toasted prior to being loaded up with the juicy, flavorful meat and simple toppings.

While our steak tacos are not even close to authentic Suadero tacos (the thin slices of steak cook in mere minutes, rather than slow cooking for hours as is traditional), we were certainly inspired by the preparation and especially the brilliant step of fat-soaking the tortillas.

Since we can’t exactly travel to Mexico right now to enjoy the real thing, this will have to do.

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No Bean Chili

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Cheeseburger Meatballs with Special Sauce.

Meet my new obsession: cheeseburger meatballs! Seriously, cue all the exclamation points. !!!!!!! Oh my gosh. I cannot even EXPLAIN how delish these are. Like… wow.  I’m actually stumped for words. I have to tell you how this recipe came about! My cousin Lacy who works with me always gives me the best recipe ideas. […]

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Meet my new obsession: cheeseburger meatballs!

cheeseburger meatballs with special sauce

Seriously, cue all the exclamation points.

!!!!!!! (more…)

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Cider Braised Pot Roast with Caramelized Onions and Cauliflower Rice.

This post is sponsored by ALDI! Cider braised pot roast is the comfort food we all need right now! I’m bringing you one of my all-time favorite meals EVER today with this melt-in-your-mouth pot roast.  The roast starts with apple cider caramelized onions and cooks with savory butternut squash cubes. Then, you serve it over […]

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This post is sponsored by ALDI!

Cider braised pot roast is the comfort food we all need right now!

cider braised pot roast with caramelized onions and butternut squash

I’m bringing you one of my all-time favorite meals EVER today with this melt-in-your-mouth pot roast. 

chuck roast, onions and squash

The roast starts with apple cider caramelized onions and cooks with savory butternut squash cubes. Then, you serve it over brown butter sage cauliflower rice! 

Oh my word.

It is heaven and it is the best comfort food of life. 

cider caramelized onions

Today I’m partnering with ALDI to bring you some of the most delicious fall flavors! It’s no secret that we’re right in the midst of my favorite season and I’m all about the perfect weeknight dinner. ALDI has every ingredient you need to get dinner on the table during these busy weeks! I am always super impressed with their seasonal selection of produce and obviously, love all of their fall treats. 

chuck roast ready for the oven

To make this roast happen, we’re using the Black Angus Choice Chuck Roast from ALDI. We caramelized a bunch of sliced onions in Nature’s Nectar Apple Cider then placed the roast on top. It cooks for a few hours in the oven until tender – I mean, until it’s literally falling apart.

That’s the best kind, right? 

cider braised pot roast with caramelized onions and butternut squash

I absolutely LOVE this cauliflower rice that we make to go with the roast. It starts with some butter that browns and fresh or dried sage. Then you mix in the Season’s Choice Riced Cauliflower to get the perfect base for the pot roast. 

riced cauliflower

It’s savory but light at the same time, which complements the decadent beef on top.

brown butter sage riced cauliflower

My mom makes the BEST pot roast – it’s easily one of my favorite meals that she makes. She cooks hers in a Dutch oven on the stovetop, but I prefer using the oven because it’s more hands off. While the pot roast does take a few hours to cook, it’s passive time! You can get things done around the house or heck, read a book while it’s in the oven. 

The result is the same though: a pot roast that is so tender that it falls apart. It’s absolutely delicious! 

cider braised pot roast with caramelized onions, butternut squash and cauliflower rice

You have to try it! Go grab the ingredients from ALDI and make it happen. This meal is like a warm hug on a plate!

cider braised pot roast with caramelized onions and butternut squash

Cider Braised Pot Roast

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Cider Braised Pot Roast with Caramelized Onions and Cauliflower Rice

This cider braised pot roast is made with caramelized onions, tender butternut squash and served over brown butter sage cauliflower rice!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

cider braised pot roast

  • 3 pound Black Angus Choice Chuck Roast
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons Specially Selected Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 sweet onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup Nature’s Nectar Apple Cider
  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and cubed (about 2 cups)

sage brown butter cauliflower rice

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 handful fresh sage leaves or ¼ teaspoon dried sage
  • 2 bags Seasoned Choice Riced Cauliflower
  • kosher salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large oven-safe Dutch oven or pot over medium-high heat.
  • Season the beef all over with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the flour over the beef and rub it on both sides.
  • Place the beef in the skillet and sear it on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Remove the beef and place it on a plate.
  • Reduce the temperature under the pot to low and add in the remaining tablespoon of olive oil, and the onions and garlic with another pinch of salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the apple cider and cook, stirring often, for another 15 to 20 minutes, until the onions are caramelized.
  • Place the roast back in the pot, on top of the onions. Add the squash cubes in the pot too. Cover and cook for 2.5 to 3 hours.
  • After 3 hours, remove the pot from the oven and shred the beef with a fork. Serve the beef with the caramelized onions and butternut squash over the cauliflower rice.

sage brown butter cauliflower rice

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the butter. Cook until the butter begins to bubble, about 1 to 2 minutes, then throw in the sage leaves. Cook for another minute or 2 until the butter begins to brown. Alternately, if you do not have fresh sage, you can stir ¼ teaspoon ground sage into the brown butter.
  • Add the riced cauliflower and stir. Cook, stirring often, for about 3 minutes until the cauliflower is warmed through. You don’t want to cook much longer, or it will become mushy. Stir in a big pinch of salt and pepper and serve.

cider braised pot roast with caramelized onions, butternut squash and cauliflower rice

That is the epitome of fall!

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How To Build A Slider Bar!

This slider bar is sponsored by St Pierre! I’m so excited to be partnering with them this summer to bring you delicious recipes. Now this is a bar I always want to go to! A slider bar, complete with bacon and cheese, ripe off-the-vine summer tomatoes and tons of my favorite condiments? Sign me up.  […]

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This slider bar is sponsored by St Pierre! I’m so excited to be partnering with them this summer to bring you delicious recipes.

Now this is a bar I always want to go to!

how to build a slider bar

A slider bar, complete with bacon and cheese, ripe off-the-vine summer tomatoes and tons of my favorite condiments? Sign me up. 

st pierre brioche slider rolls

I’m so excited to be partnering with St Pierre again today, featuring more of their Brioche Buns! It’s no secret how much I love their burger buns, and today, I’m showing you how to set up a slider bar with their Brioche Slider Rolls!

st pierre brioche slider buns

We ADORE these rolls. I’ve been buying them for years – in fact, they are Max’s favorite sandwich vehicle. He eats a sandwich almost everyday on the brioche slider roll. The size is perfect! 

how to build a slider bar

The St Pierre Brioche Slider Rolls are the highest quality; they truly taste like they were freshly baked. The rolls can elevate a simple lunch or dinner and make a regular day feel special and extraordinary. The rolls are light and airy, making them perfect for a slider bar. They have a slight hint of sweetness with an almost-buttery taste. 

SO good.

how to build a burger bar

If you have a copy of my book, The Pretty Dish, then you know how much I love a good “bar” or board! I have an entire chapter dedicated to fun bars to set up for entertaining family and friends. You can put your own spin on them and it’s exactly what makes them unique!

This board was also partially inspired by my mom’s summer burger plates. So many times when we make burgers at home, we just have the basics out – cheese, one or two condiments, maybe a slide of lettuce. But my mom NEVER made burgers without serving the works. Multiple condiments and pickles, different kinds of cheese, always lettuce, tomato and onion. She’s plate everything in a pretty way and while it wasn’t on one big board, it was the perfect setup to build your own burger.

And I’m convinced that’s why they always taste so good! 

how to build a slider bar

So here we are with our own little burger bar! A how-to, but really a use-what-you-love method, because you can add in whatever your favorite toppings may be! I made a classic slider bar here, but you can also do a themed one, such as a southwest slider bar or even a loaded slider bar with poached eggs and caramelized onions.

It’s up to you!

cheeseburgers, bacon, tomatoes, lettuce, picked onions

My favorite part of this is not only how quickly it comes together, but how fancy it looks. It just looks so fresh and delicious. It makes regular old burgers for dinner feel super special. You can do a scaled down burger bar for your immediate family at home, or if you have a few friends over outside, a larger slider bar to enjoy! 

how to build a slider bar

It’s a perfect entertaining idea for Labor Day too!

Tell me tell me: what would be on your ideal slider bar board? 

how to build a slider bar

How to Build a Slider Bar

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How to Build a Slider Board

This slider bar is a great way to serve burgers to your family and friends! Load up on toppings, vegetables and condiments. It's so fun!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 to 8 people
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef (I like 93% lean)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 package St Pierre Brioche Slider Rolls
  • lettuce leaves
  • sliced tomato
  • sliced onion
  • cooked bacon strips
  • pickled onions
  • sliced jalapeños
  • assorted cheese slices: cheddar, swiss, colby jack, pepper jack, havarti
  • condiments: ketchup, yellow mustard, mayo dijon

Instructions

  • Preheat your grill to the highest heat.
  • While the grill is preheating, prepare your slider bar ingredients. Slice the tomatoes, jalapeños and onions. Cook a few strips of bacon.
  • To prepare the sliders, season the ground beef with the salt. Form the beef into 12 slider-size burgers. Once the grill is hot, place the sliders directly on the grates. Cook the slides for 3 to 4 minutes, then flip again and cook for another 3 minutes. Place a slice of cheese on top for the last minute if you’d like a cheeseburger! You want the internal temperature of the beef to be 160 degrees F.
  • Assemble your slider bar - there is no right way to do it! Place your St Pierre Brioche Slider Rolls on the board. Arrange your condiments in small bowls with spoons, layer your lettuce, tomatoes and onions. When the burgers are ready, throw them on the board and build your own! This is such a fun idea for family and friends. You can include any ingredients you love - such as guacamole or sautéed mushrooms. Whatever kind of burgers you adore.

how to build a slider bar

Isn’t this a dream?!

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