Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Hope's Street Tacos

Deli Supervisor Hope Browning has got street. Street Tacos that is! They are simply amazing. She marinades Tri-Tip in FrEsH onion, garlic, oranges, cilantro, lime and an assortment of spices, overnight. Then the beef is roasted to perfection in the rotisserie, chopped, tossed with a little more cumin and layered into Mission Street Taco flour tortillas (these babies taste authentic!) with more FreSh cilantro and diced white onion.

Hope learned to cook from her granddad. She even learned her States by making tortillas with Grandpa. He would stand beside and say what State each tortilla looked like, if it was Florida it was not good! Grandpa cut everything up with a machete, she adapted it to a regular knife, thank goodness. You should see her peel a watermelon, she taught our Produce department the fastest and bestest ways to prep all their Fresh cut items.

Hope frequently walks to work while reading a book, she loves to read. Early in life her favorite books were cookbooks, a natural born foodie. Always happy to share a technique or recipe, here is her marinade for Street Tacos~


Marinade recipe~
4 oranges
6 limes
1 head garlic, peeled and smashed
1 white onion, chopped
1 jalapeƱo, diced
1 (overflowing)tbs cider vinegar
3 tbs chili powder
2 tbs cumin, plus a little more for dusting
Salt and pepper

Juice limes and 3 of the oranges into your marinade container then tear remaining orange up and toss in to get that extra zest. Add all other ingredients plus tri-tip. Marinade overnight.

Hope says low and slow cooking is the key. For grill, sear over direct heat then foil wrap and cook indirectly for 2 to 3 hours. In the oven, sear on stove top then cook at 300* for 2-3 hours depending on poundage.

OR better yet. Just let our lil ray of Hope do it :) Available in our hot case daily!

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