If you asked my kids what they wanted for dinner, every night they would answer "tacos". It's probably the most requested meal in this house. I like to try variations, dabble in different ingredients, and prove to my kids that onions and peppers are not the enemy.
For the cilantro relish and homemade salsa, these should be made before you begin cooking so the flavors have some time to meld. I always prepare these first. For the Cilantro Relish, simply combine the ingredients, toss to coat, and set aside, tossing occasionally to mingle flavors. For the homemade salsa, run everything through your food processor, transfer to a bowl and allow to sit, stirring occasionally.
Prepare the Meat:
Cut the flank steak lengthwise into 1/2" wide strips. Then turn the cutting board a quarter turn and cut the strips into thin dice. I found it easiest to break this into two steps, cutting half of the strips, then finishing the other half. Place the diced meat into a large bowl.
Combine the chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper in a small bowl and stir. Sprinkle half of the spice mixture over the meat then toss the meat to coat. Sprinkle the remaining spice mixture and toss until meat is coated. Set meat aside.
Dice the red bell pepper and red onion and combine in a bowl. Set aside. Mince the cilantro and set aside.
Heat olive oil over medium heat in a heavy skillet. Add diced onion and red pepper and saute until tender. Remove pepper and onion to a plate and put the diced meat into the pan. Cook and toss the meat until browned, can be slightly pink in spots.
Add the reserved onion and bell pepper mixture to the meat. Add the can of green chiles, stir everything together. Bring to a light boil and reduce heat to a simmer, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the minced cilantro.
Serve with warmed tortillas, cilantro relish and/or homemade salsa, and your favorite toppings.
NOTE: Nutritional information is based off of ingredients within the meat mixture and tortillas. Nutritional info does not include toppings.