Carne Asada Tacos with Roasted Butternut Squash

imageTaco Tuesday! Today we are featuring carne asada tacos with roasted butternut squash.  It’s a simple, flavorful and hearty meal that will have your audience asking for seconds.  Don’t be nervous about using squash in your dish – it makes the tacos sweeter!  Happy cooking!


Carne Asada Tacos with Roasted Butternut Squash

Ingredients:
– 3 lbs carne asada
– 1 meyer lemon
– 2 Tablespoon cayenne pepper
– 2 Tablespoon onion powder
– 1/2 chopped cilantro
– 2 avocados
– Salsa
– corn tortillas
– 1 butternut squash, cubed
– 1 Tablespoon olive oil
– Krazy Salt
– Sea Salt
– Pepper
– Cilantro (for garnish)

Directions:
1. Marinate carne asada with lemon, cayenne pepper, onion powder and cilantro. Set aside.
2. On a lined baking sheet (parchment paper), toss cubed butternut squash with olive oil, Krazy Salt and Pepper. Once the oven is at 415 degrees, place sheet in the oven and cook for 30 minutes. At the halfway point, flip the squash.
3. When the squash is about 15 minutes away from being done, put the carne asada on the bbq. Cook until done, but be careful not to overcook. Carne asada cooks fast.
4. Once done, remove and assemble your tacos. Add some tapatio and some salsa and you have your self a delicious dish!


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Summer Chopped Salad with Carne Asada

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In need of a meal for a warm Sunday night? Well, T.W.O. has a great recipe for you. It is a refreshing, light yet hearty salad that will win any crowd over. Learn how to make this chopped salad topped with grilled carne asada and homemade salad dressing. It’s easy and acts as a great Monday lunch option. (That’s if you have leftovers!)


Summer Chopped Salad with Carne Asada

Ingredients:

For the Salad:
– 3 cups butter lettuce
– 2 cups baby romaine
– 2 cans garbanzo beans
– 2 cups fresh strawberries
– 2 cups cherry tomatoes
– 2 cups Persian cucumbers
– 2 cups hearts of palm
– 2 ears corn
– ¼ cup cilantro
– ¼ cup parsley
– ½ cup Mediterranean feta, crumbled

For the meat:
– 1 ½ – 2 lbs lean carne asada
– 2 Tablespoons cayenne pepper
– 2 Tablespoons garlic powder
– Salt
– Pepper

For the Dressing:
– 2 lemons
– ¼ cup white balsamic
– ¼ cup balsamic
– 3 Tablespoon basil infused olive oil
– 2 teaspoon garlic powder
– Salt
– Pepper

Directions:
1. Place the meat in a Pyrex. Season the meat with the cayenne pepper, salt, garlic powder and pepper on both sides. Set aside and let marinate for about 20-30 minutes.
2. Shuck the corn and place on a microwave safe plate. Cook in microwave for about 2 minutes on each side. Remove and place on heated barbeque. Cook on low heat for about 10 minutes. Make sure to rotate the corn so all the sides cook.
3. Wash and chop all vegetables and fruit. Place in a large bowl.
4. Add the meat to the pre-heated barbeque. Cook for about 15 minutes or until done.
5. While cooking the meat, make the dressing. Add all ingredients to a bowl or salad dressing shaker. Set aside.
6. Plate the salad and top with sliced meat and dressing.
7. Time to eat!


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Happy grilling!

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