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    How To Use A BBQ Rub For Healthier Gluten Free Grilling

    TasteeBQ's Recipe for Grilled Steak Tacos in Butter Lettuce Cups

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    Via CaliforniaGoldRub.com

    Grilled Steak Tacos in Butter Lettuce Cups. A dish you can really wrap your tongue around. Hot Sauce optional.

    Are you trying to eat healthy, but feel like you are stuck in a hard place between a Taco Truck and a BBQ Shack? Consider this recipe the gluten free (GF), grain free, good for you alternative. Many of us think of traditional Barbecue (or Barbeque) cuisine as being comprised of sweet heavy sauces, fatty meats and greasy side dishes… And we love all of it! However, nowadays more and more people are seeking healthier BBQ choices- for fitness, nutritional and medical benefits. Many chefs are now recommending that you use a dry BBQ Rub as a way to achieve bold flavor without all of the fat.

    TasteeBQ has heard you, and offers this simple, delicious and heroic dish:

    Via TasteeBQ.com

    Grill Steak for 4-6 Minutes per side, depending on thickness.

    Grilled Steak Tacos in Butter Lettuce Cups

    If you don't have a Grill available, the main ingredients can be Pan Roasted or Broiled in the Oven. Not into the Meat thing? Feel free to substitute juicy Portobello Mushrooms or your favorite Vegan Meat Substitute. These are also great with Grilled Chicken Breast.

    INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings)

    1 1/2 to 2 Lbs- Boneless Steak (New York, Sirloin, or Skirt Steak)

    1- Large Onion (White or Yellow)

    1- Head of Butter Lettuce (approx. 8 layers)

    4- Roma Tomatoes

    2- Red Peppers (May mix with Green or Yellow)

    1 to 2- Large Carrots

    1/2 Cup- Chopped Green Scallions

    2 Tbl- POWER by California Gold BBQ Rubs

    [May substitute a packet of Taco Seasoning, check for Gluten Free (GF) if important]

    1 Tbl- Dry Cumin

    8 oz- Crumbled Goat Cheese (optional)

    Salt/ Pepper

    Olive Oil

    After grilling, chop Steak and Vegetables to be ready for assembly.

    COOKING DIRECTIONS:

    1. Chop Peppers in half, removing seeds. Cut Onion and Carrot (lengthwise) into 3/4" slices. Rinse and Dry Steak, set aside.

    2. Put Veggies and Meat in separate containers or foil pouches. Lightly coat with Olive Oil. Toss with Dry Rub, Cumin- Salt and Pepper (to taste). Be sure to finish Veggies, then the Meat. Try to marinate everything for at least 15 minutes to 1 hour before cooking.

    3. Grill Steak 4-6 Minutes per side, depending on thickness. Grill Veggies for same amount of time (Note- Carrots may take longer cook time to tenderize).

    4. Chop Veggies and Steak into 1" pieces. Place meat, then Veggies into individual Butter Lettuce Cups. Sprinkle a little extra rub on top, along with Chopped Green Scallions and Crumbled Goat Cheese (optional).

    Via CaliforniaGoldRub.com

    Make platters of Grilled Steak Tacos in Butter Lettuce Cups for parties. Make them go "Wow".

    These Tacos are great for a party first course or appetizer. As a main dish add more Meat or Grilled Avocados. It can also be served with Rice and/or Beans on the side. Go for the grain with Tortilla Chips or add colorful Veggie Chips (as a GF alternative). Of course, sprinkle the Chips with a delicious BBQ Rub and Enjoy!

    Bonus Video- Tasty Freedom

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    Tasty Freedom is a YouTube series with a refreshing new take on living Gluten Free. (4:50 minutes)

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