Side story about the white vinegar ingredient: I have seen many different kinds of vinegar involved in different recipes. Evidently, I have never used white vinegar. When I asked my mom where it was, she led me to a large jug in the laundry room. Apparently, its the same vinegar used to clean floors. Once I got over the fact that I was using cleaning supplies to season my tacos, I really enjoyed it!
Anyway, back to cooking. The mojo sauce:
4 minced garlic cloves
1 minced jalapeno
1/2 c. chopped cilantro
1 tsp. Kosher salt
1 tsp. ground pepper
2 limes, juiced
1 orange, juiced
2 Tbsp. white vinegar
1/2 c. olive oil
Grind together the garlic, jalapeno, cilantro, salt, and pepper in a mortar. Transfer to a jar or plastic bag and mix in the lime juice, orange juice, vinegar, and olive oil. Shake the concoction well.
For the meat, I used steak tips. Marinate the steak in the mojo sauce for at least 1 hour. I used about 3/4 of the sauce to marinate the meat and kept the other 1/4 of it to use as a topping on the tacos.
Once marinated, heated up a stove-top grill (opposite side of the griddle that I made the pancakes on). After spraying it with Pam, lay the meat on the grill and cook for about 3 minutes.
Serve in warm tortillas with chopped lettuce, tomato, cheese, and extra mojo sauce. I also served the tacos with corn, which complemented the tacos quite well. I know my parents are required to commend and encourage my efforts, but they ACTUALLY really really liked this dinner! So, what I’m sayin is kid-tested, mother-approved (what up, Kix?!). Enjoy your tacos!!