Chipotle chiles and steak come together with caramelized onions to produce a soft taco with rave results. Spicy and hearty with pops of sweetness from the onion, they offer a balance of flavor that is perfect for each other.
Chipotle chiles in adobo sauce are pureed into a paste and rubbed over top of sirloin, skirt or flank steak, then seared and cooked stove-top in a skillet. A method that produces tender results with just the right amount of spice to not be overwhelming, as some of the chipotle will cook off. Thinly-sliced onions are slowly cooked to caramelize them and bring out their natural sweetness.
Nestled in a grainy corn tortilla, these are mouth-watering delicious as is and need nothing else. Add a little bit of lettuce, salsa or a dab of sour cream, if desired.
If you’re worried about your steak being tender you can also marinate it in a simple lime marinade (without the chile) a few hours before or even overnight. The lime marinade itself is enough to make a flavorful taco (with or without the chile) with if you want to skip the chipotle sauce.