My son has really become the chef this year. He harvests and cooks wild edibles including ramps, May apples, and a variety of mushrooms. He also enjoys cooking hearty meals in cast iron skillets over an open flame at his campsite. He asked to make dinner tonight, of course I said yes for a night off of cooking. I didn’t expect a gourmet meal! My 15 year old son created this recipe. Read on and enjoy!
- 2.5 lbs Certified Angus Beef Boneless Top Sirloin Strip Steak https://www.acmestores.com/product/00208421000009/certified-angus-beef-boneless-top-sirloin-str
- Sea Salt
- 3 Avocados chopped
- 2 cups Tomatoes chopped
- 1 can corn drained
- 1 can black beans rinsed and drained
- .5 cup Cilantro chopped
- 1 pack fajita size soft tortillas
- .25 cup red onion chopped
- Sprinkle a generous amount of sea salt over steak, refrigerate 2 hours to overnight.
- Rinse steak and let come to room temperature for 1-2 hours.
- Combine avocados, tomatoes, corn, black beans, and cilantro. Refrigerate.
- Cook steak on the grill over medium heat for 10-15 minutes, until desired doneness. We recommend medium rare. Let rest for 10 minutes. Slice into thin strips. Rare 135°F Medium Rare 140°F Medium 155°F Well Done 170°F
- Warm tortillas, if desired.
- Serve with 2-3 strips of steak per tortilla and top with homemade guacamole.
I was so impressed that I had to take photos of the recipe to share with everyone! Doesn’t it look delicious?! It was! He prepared a Certified Angus Beef Boneless Top Sirloin Strip Roast and sliced it for the tacos, it was so flavorful, tender, and delicious. We had a little guacamole leftover that ended up being enjoyed with tortilla chips later on. He wants to make this recipe again and we can’t wait.
My son created this recipe on his own after watching a few youtube videos of similar recipes – similar to the videos I create for Acme Fresh Market. If you follow this blog, you know that I’ve been talking about the benefits of cooking with kids for the past decade. Sure, it is good for them to learn to measure, learn how to follow instructions, cook to discover and eat new foods, better family bonding, etc. But once your kid becomes a teenager – they can actually cook a really good meal for you too! Huge benefit! 🙂
My kids are on their own for lunch since the quarantine started and make basics for themselves. Beyond that, we try to have our kids make one meal every week or two as a ‘chore’ and it works out pretty good. They look forward to their night when they get to choose what we eat. We go shopping together at Acme Fresh Market to get ingredients together but beyond that, they usually take care of the entire meal. I love that they are building their skills – and I can’t complain about a night off from cooking either!
Later this week, my daughter is making stuffed shells – yum!
It is never too late to get your kids and teens in the kitchen with you! Start off by making their favorite meal together – or dessert – and go from there. They will be better prepared for adult-hood and you might even get a gourmet meal like my My Teenage Son’s Steak Tacos with Guacamole Recipe soon too!