One thing I love so much about living in such a diverse country is theÂ accessibilityÂ toÂ myriadsÂ of international foods and ingredients. I am not even sure what “American food” is anymore. Hamburgers? Apple pie? Deep fat fried everything?
I have enjoyed Mexican (inspired) food since in utero. We have taco night at our house several times a month. When we were in Colorado we ate at LuLu’s BBQ in Louisville. The special that night was smoked brisket tacos. Having never hadÂ barbecuedÂ tacos before I ordered them. They were wonderful! Â It was the inspiration for this dish.
The marinade used is made from scratch. As I was walking through the grocery store I saw a bottle of chipotle lime marinade, I picked it up, and quickly discovered I couldn’t pronounce half of the ingredient list. I knew I would just use the ingredients I could pronounce in my marinade.Â Pick a good cut of meat to marinate. I used flank steak which I grilled then cut thinly across the grain. The result was spicy, smokey, tender steak tacos.