Sous Vide Steak Tacos
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Ingredients for 4
2 (10-ounce) boneless sirloin steaks
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ancho chile powder
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon onion flakes
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
4 tablespoons salsa
1 tablespoon masa harina (optional, but helps thicken sauce)
12 hard taco shells
1/2 cup shredded lettuce
2 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 cup sliced red onion
1/4 cup guacamole
1/4 cup sour cream
Chopped fresh cilantro
Set the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker to 134ºF (57ºC).
Prepare the taco seasoning: Mix together chili powder, paprika, cumin, ancho chile powder, coriander, oregano, onion flakes, garlic powder, and celery salt in a small bowl.
Pat steaks dry and season with 1 tablespoon taco seasoning. (Store unused taco seasoning in an airtight container at room temperature.)
Place each steak in its own medium zipper lock or vacuum seal bag. Seal the bags using the water immersion technique or a vacuum sealer on the dry setting.
Place the bags in the water bath and set the timer for 45 minutes.
When the timer goes off, remove the bags from the water bath. Remove the steaks from the bag and pat dry. Slice across the grain into 1/4-inch-thick slices.
Place sliced steak in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat with the salsa and masa harina, if using. Bring to a gentle simmer and stir to heat through.
Warm taco shells according to package directions. Serve steak in shells with lettuce, cheese, onion, guacamole, sour cream, cilantro, and lime wedges.