I LOVE football! It all started with my days at the University Of Georgia (go Dawgs) and now it has evolved into a love of Fantasy Football. This year, for the first time ever, I joined a Fantasy Football league (and you can read all about my FF adventures here). I wanted to make it interesting so I decided that I was only going to pick the hottest players (as in best looking, not best stats…anyone can do that!). I’ve become pretty obsessed about it and can’t wait for the NFL games each week. Sorry Dawgs, I still love you guys but I REALLY love watching my Fantasy Football!
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When I decided to have some friends over for a Game Day Party, I thought I’d stick with the theme and make something hot and spicy to go along with my hot football players! Nothing says hot & spicy better than Mexican food and nothing says Mexican food like Old El Paso! Not only that, Old El Paso products were on sale so I decided to make some delicious Steak Taco Boats with Lime Pico de Gallo. I sometimes have a problem with tacos and fajitas because I get carried away and overfill them, making them harder to eat. These taco boats are perfect…I can pile them as high as I want (well, almost)! While all the chopping takes a few extra minutes, they’re really easy to make, too! If you really want to make life easier, set up a taco bar and everyone can have fun making their own!
First I started on the Pico de Gallo. I made extra because I also love to use it in place of salsa for the chips. I chopped up some tomatoes, onion and cilantro, added the juice of 1/2 lime, a little salt & pepper to taste and it was ready to go.
I really wanted these to have a little kick so I bought some serrano peppers and chopped them into small pieces. I left these on their own so people could add them as they liked, especially since kids would be eating these as well.
I also thought I’d add some delicious Avocados from Mexico, especially since Publix had them on sale. I love these avocados because they are fresh, authentic and available year-round…plus they go with just about everything!
I cooked the steak and it was time to put together my Hot & Spicy Steak Taco Boat!
Yumm! You are now ready for game day!!!
Oops…almost forgot the margarita! You definitely can’t have Mexican food without margaritas, especially if it’s a party!
Gameday Hot & Spicy Steak Taco Boats
- 2 packages Old El Paso soft tortilla taco boats
- 2 lbs steak whatever kind you prefer
- 4 to matoes
- 1/2 medium white onion
- 1 1/2 tblsp. chopped cilantro
- 1/2 lime
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 2 1/2 tsp chipotle
- 2-4 finely chopped serrano peppers
- 2 avocados
- 1-2 cups shredded lettuce
- 8 oz. shredded pepper jack cheese
- blackening or fajita seasoning
- 1 tsp olive oil
- For the Lime Pico de Gallo: Chop tomatoes and onions and mix together in a bowl with the cilantro. Add the juice from 1/2 lime and salt & pepper to taste. Stir.
- Combine the mayo and chipotle. Set aside for later.
- Cut the avocados into slices or chunks
- Add olive oil to pan. Season the steak with blackening or fajita seasonings then cook to desired temperature. Let cool for a minute or two, then slice for the tacos.
- In taco boats, layer steak, peppers, lettuce, pico de gallo, cheese and avocado.
- Top with chipotle mayo (to make it pretty, put mixture into a sandwich bag, cut off a small piece of the corner and squeeze over tacos)
- *You should have some pico de gallo left over to use with chips.