Grilled Steak Tacos

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Grilled Steak Tacos with with red onion, avocado, cilantro, and queso fresco are great for Taco Tuesday or any summer day! 

Grilled Steak Tacos make an easy and delicious summer meal

Tomorrow is Taco Tuesday, our favorite day of the week. We want to make sure you are ready to celebrate Taco Tuesday, so today we are sharing this awesome recipe for Grilled Steak Tacos. This is Josh’s favorite taco recipe. He says they are the bomb diggity. His words, not mine:)

Grilled Chili Lime Steak Tacos with red onion, avocado, cilantro, queso fresco and served on corn tortillas

To make the steak tacos:

  • Use flank steak. It is a lean cut of beef and is best when cooked to medium rare and thinly sliced, making it perfect for tacos.
  • Only marinate the steak in lime juice for 30 minutes or the steak will get mushy. This is a quick and easy recipe, you don’t have to marinate the steak for hours.
  • The chili lime rub is easy to prepare and uses ingredients that you probably have in your pantry.
  • Grill the steak at high heat.
  • Allow the steak to rest for 10 minutes before slicing so you don’t lose all of the juice and flavor.
  • Cut the steak across the grain. It will be tough and chewy unless you cut it across the grain to break up the muscle fibers.
  • Serve the steak tacos with your favorite toppings. We use red onion, avocado slices, cilantro, and queso fresco.

Grilled Chili Lime Steak Tacos with red onion, avocado, cilantro, and queso fresco

Boom! Are you ready to grill some tacos? If you can’t wait until Tuesday, I completely understand. Tacos are welcome any day of the week!

Easy Grilled Chili Lime Steak Tacos are great for taco Tuesday or any day!

These Grilled Chili Lime Steak Tacos are always a hit at our house and make a great summer meal. Eat them outside on the patio and they will taste even better:) Enjoy!

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Grilled Chili Lime Steak Tacos

Grilled Chili Lime Steak tacos with avocado, red onion, cilantro, and queso fresco make a great summer dinner!
4.82 from 11 votes
Prep Time
40 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Total Time
50 minutes
Cuisine
Mexican
Servings
4

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds flank steak
  • Juice of 2 large limes
  • Zest of 1 large lime
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika 
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano  
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • Olive oil for grill
  • Corn tortillas
  • 1/2 small red onion chopped
  • 1 large avocado sliced
  • 1/3 cup queso fresco
  • Chopped cilantro for serving
  • Lime wedges for serving

Instructions

  1. Place the flank steak in a 9x13 pan. Pour lime juice over the steak and let marinate for 30 minutes, at room temperature.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine lime zest, salt, sugar, pepper, chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, oregano, and cinnamon.
  3. Rub both sides of the steak with the spice mixture, pressing with your fingers to help the rub adhere to the meat.
  4. Preheat grill to high heat. Lightly coat a paper towel with oil and, holding it with long tongs, carefully rub the oiled towel over the grill rack. Place steak directly on the grill and cook for 5 minutes on each side. Remove from grill and let the steak rest on a cutting board, covered with foil, for 10 minutes.
  5. While the steak is resting, warm the corn tortillas on the grill or use a gas flame to char them slightly.
  6. Cut the steak into strips, against the grain. Place steak strips in the corn tortillas and top with red onion, avocado, cilantro, and queso fresco. Squeeze with lime juice, if desired. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Chili Lime Steak Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 358 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 109mg36%
Sodium 1338mg56%
Potassium 856mg24%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 39g78%
Vitamin A 355IU7%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 106mg11%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword

steak tacos

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. This looks amazing! Flank steak is always great for grilling. You can also try flap steak, it’s very similar to flank and it’s fantastic for stir frying if you don’t have a grill at home. 

  2. They look so good! I am obsessed with pickled red onions right now, and I would totally add those to these tacos.

  3. Okay, now I’m SUPER excited for Taco Tuesday tomorrow. These look SO good, and are a welcome change from the usual ground beef or chicken!

  4. Is a cast iron skillet an acceptable cooking alternative?  This looks delicious. It I don’t have a grill or grill pan.

  5. The ingredients list calls for garlic powder but I don’t see it being used anywhere in the recipe? Also  where is the cilantro in the ingredients list?


  6. I made these last week and we are making them again tonight!  SOOOO delicious!!  My whole family loved them.   Thank you for the amazing recipe! 


  7. I saw fresh corn tortillas in the super market on the weekend and it’s like I was destined to make this receipt. We had taco Monday tonight. The steak seasoning was awesome and 10 minutes per side was just perfect for a tender medium rare. My only critique was that the corn tortillas were too hard to fold done on the grill. Other than that, these were fantastic!


  8. This is the best steak taco recipe I have enjoyed the most so far. Going to cook some tonight. Thanks for sharing it ❤️

  9. Just finished making these. They are fantastic! I made a gravy with the remaining pan juices. Will cut down on the salt next time though. Still awesome!

  10. These look delicious can’t wait to make them, do you dry the steak after the marinade and before the rub?

  11. these are great… I grill sirloin medium rare, let it rest for a bit when done as I want…then slice it on an angle across the grain…..very good…. I grill small flour tortillas for some brown spots and they are perfect everytime….fold beautifully….

  12. I have a houseful of all guys who do not like to try anything new. This was a Win!!! The only thing I added was a white cream sauce recipe I found for fish tacos.


  13. 5 STARS
    I have made these 3 times. The marinating in lime in combination with the rub is really spectacular. The first time I made these I found the meat tough. I read a bit on how to improve this and next time pounded the meat and scored it to help the lime do it’s magic and it turned out absolutely perfect and very tender. This will be a regular meal at our house!! Thanks so much. 5 stars. (It wont let me do the star thing)

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