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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!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keywords steak tacos
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 358 kcal

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.