In my home, all of football season is a celebration. Ever since I was a little girl, game day has just been a big deal. Any time our Carolina Panthers are playing, I make sure to have a delicious spread, an unobstructed view of the big-screen TV and plenty of pom-poms on hand. While any game with our favorite team on the field is worth getting excited for, the playoffs leading up to the big game are really when the homegating gets a little crazy (and a lot delicious)! It’s when I put on my chef apron and whip up the most spectacular game day appetizers, and it’s when the parties get bigger and better! This year has been full of ups and downs when cheering for our favorite team…we’ve been plagued with injuries and trades. But all that is in the past and we’re getting ready to put on our gear, invite over our friends and celebrate the Carolina way with some easy to make (and inspired by our team) Game Day Black and Blue Street Tacos!
Here in the southern part of the US, we eat a lot of tacos and a lot of chips and dip. Nachos seem to often be a game day must and we rarely celebrate a big game without some type of festive twist. While I’ve never met a taco that didn’t make game day delicious, I decided that this year, in honor of our beloved Panthers, I would whip up a taco that’s inspired by them using my fun and fabulous Mission® Party Kit! With just a few simple ingredients and my Mission Street Tacos Flour Tortillas, it was easy to turn a regular dish into the perfect snack for our homegating celebrations!
What You Will Need
(makes 12 Game Day Black and Blue Street Tacos)
1 Package of Mission® Street Tacos Flour Tortillas
1 Pound of Flank Steak (Cut into Thin Strips)
2 Tablespoons of Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tablespoon of Steak Rub
1 Teaspoon of Olive Oil
1 Sweet Onion
2 Medium Tomatoes
1/2 Cup Cilantro
1 Cup of Crumbled Blue Cheese
How to Make It
These Game Day Black and Blue Street Tacos are simple to make and always quick to disappear at game day viewing parties and when the Panthers are trying to roar towards the big game, they are a must! Made with Mission Street Tacos Flour Tortillas, they are perfectly soft and great for making easy game time snacks and appetizers. You can’t go wrong with this game day viewing party dish! To start my Game Day Black and Blue Street Tacos, I sliced my flank steak into thin strips and added it to a bowl with my Worcestershire sauce and steak rub, tossing it gently to ensure that every bite was perfectly seasoned. I then covered my steak and put it in the refrigerator to marinate while I made my easy avocado and tomato salsa!
While the black and blue (steak and blue cheese) portion of this dish is what makes it a must for cheering on my favorite team, the avocado and tomato salsa that it’s served on is what elevates it to a whole new level. To make my avocado and tomato salsa, I simply cut my avocados and tomatoes into chunks and added them to a bowl. Next, I diced my sweet onion and placed it in the bowl as well.
After squeezing the lime juice over the top of my avocados, tomatoes and onion, I tossed it all together with cilantro to create the perfect base for my Game Day Black and Blue Street Tacos.
Now, at this point I had invested about fifteen minutes of prep time and the good news is, everything was ready to turn my ingredients into an unforgettable game day dish for my guests! Once the announcers begin their game day predictions, all I had to do was pull out my Mission Street Tacos Flour Tortillas, give them a quick 30 seconds on the grill and lay them out on a serving dish. With their perfect size, they are great as a hand-held treat and I love that I can whip up enough for everyone at one time.
Once all my mini flour tortillas had perfect grill marks, I grabbed a sauté pan and added olive oil, turning the heat to medium-high. After allowing the oil to get hot, I added the marinated flank steak and cooked it for about three minutes, just long enough to sear the outside while still leaving the inside tender and pink.
I took the steak off the heat about three minutes after and allowed it to rest so that it would be the perfect temperature inside. As the steak rested, I added a generous portion of my avocado and tomato salsa to each of my tortillas.
Next, I added my perfectly cooked steak to the top of my salsa, piling it high to ensure that there was plenty of fuel for guests during our game day viewing party celebration.
Finally, to add the blue element, I sprinkled blue cheese on top of my steak and just like that, my perfect Game Day Black and Blue Street Tacos were complete!
After transferring them to the table, which of course was fully decorated in honor of my game day viewing party, I grabbed my Mission Thin + Crispy Tortilla Chips which are (just as the name says) crispy and perfect for dipping, and added them to a few small football bowls. While these restaurant-quality chips are tasty enough to eat right out of the bag, I like to add creamy guacamole and fresh salsa for a true dipping experience that focuses on the taste of these chips that are certified gluten free and made from four simple ingredients.
After adding my Mission Tortilla Chips next to my Game Day Black and Blue Street Tacos, all that was left to do was start munching and cheering and hope that our beloved Carolina Panthers get a win!
Everyone at my game day viewing parties agrees that if you’re cheering for the Panthers this year, you need to do it with Game Day Black and Blue Street Tacos made with Mission Street Tacos Flour Tortillas and inspired by our favorite team in hand!
I highly encourage all you Panthers fans out there to whip up this game day must-have appetizer paired with Mission Thin & Crispy Tortilla Chips and dip for your viewing party as we together cheer on our favorite team!
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