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Steak Taco Salad

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

45 Minutes

Effort

Pellets

Hickory

Forget the ground beef and top your taco salad with tender, Traeger-grilled steak. Our homemade avocado dressing really takes this Southwestern-salad over the top.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

Units of Measurement:

main

  • 1 Whole avocados, halved and pitted

  • 1 Whole jalapeño

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 1/2 Bunch cilantro

  • 1 Clove garlic

  • 1 Whole lime juice

  • salt

  • 1 Cup canola oil

  • 2 Whole Top Sirloin Steaks, 8 oz

  • Traeger Coffee Rub

  • 1 Whole ears corn, husked

  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon olive oil

  • 2 romaine lettuce hearts, washed and chopped

  • 1 Can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1/4 Cup pico de gallo

  • 1 jalapeño, thinly sliced

  • 1 Tablespoon cilantro leaves, torn

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 180˚F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavour, use Super Smoke if available.

    Grill180 ˚F

  • 2

    Make the avocado dressing. Place the avocado cut-side up, directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and smoke for 15-20 minutes until desired smoke flavour is achieved.

    Ingredients

    • 1 Whole avocados, halved and pitted

  • 3

    Remove the avocado from the grill and set aside to cool. Increase the temperature of the Traeger to 450˚F, and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

    Grill450 ˚F

  • 4

    Remove and discard the skin from the smoked avocado. In a blender, add the avocado, jalapeño, egg yolk, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, and purée until smooth. With the motor running, gradually add the oil, a little at a time, until it has all been added and the mixture is emulsified. Season with salt and lime juice to taste.

    Ingredients

    • 1 Whole jalapeño

    • 1 egg yolk

    • 1/2 Bunch cilantro

    • 1 Clove garlic

    • 1 Whole lime juice

    • To Taste salt

    • 1 Cup canola oil

  • 5

    Make the steaks and grilled corn. Season the steaks with Traeger Coffee Rub as desired. Brush the corn cob with olive oil, and season with kosher salt.

    Ingredients

    • 2 Whole Top Sirloin Steaks, 8 oz

    • As Needed Traeger Coffee Rub

    • 1 Whole ears corn, husked

    • 1 1/2 Teaspoon olive oil

    • To Taste salt

  • 6

    Insert the probe horizontally into the center of the steak. Place the steaks and corn directly on the grill grates. Cook the steaks for about 5-7 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 130˚F for medium-rare.
  • 7

    Remove the steaks from the grill and set aside to rest. Allow the corn to cook for 15-20 minutes until the kernels are tender and the exterior is golden brown.
  • 8

    Remove the corn from the grill and slice the kernels off of the cob. Slice the steaks into thin pieces. Add the lettuce to a large bowl, drizzle with dressing, as desired, and toss to coat. Top with corn, black beans, pico de gallo, jalapeño, sliced steak, and garnish with cilantro. Enjoy! *Cook times will vary depending on set and ambient temperatures. Access this, and over a thousand other Traeger recipes, on the Traeger App.

    Ingredients

    • 2 romaine lettuce hearts, washed and chopped

    • 1 Can black beans, rinsed and drained

    • 1/4 Cup pico de gallo

    • 1 jalapeño, thinly sliced

    • 1 Tablespoon cilantro leaves, torn

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