Grilled Steak Tacos
Juicy marinated grilled steak tacos with fresh cilantro, avocado, and salsa. The most flavorful and tender steak tacos recipe!
We are flirting with 100-degree weather here in Arizona. My kids have been living in the swimming pool for weeks which means grilling up some meat on the grill is the ultimate summer life.
Since we live in Arizona, tacos are a big deal around here. My kids crave tacos all of the time so when I let them know that steak tacos are on the menu, they literally go crazy. These Grilled Steak Tacos are so perfectly juicy and tender with a fresh marinade that brings out the flavor of the steak.
These Mexican Steak Tacos start off with marinating the steak. I reach for flank steak since it is a thin piece of steak and perfect for tacos. I just go to the butcher at Fry's and I can choose the size of flank steak depending on how many mouths I am feeding that day. I love it when flank steak is on sale and will usually buy a few of them and place it in my freezer for future steak taco nights. To feed our entire family, the steak costs around $9-$10 when it is on sale.
The steak taco marinade is made with oil, fresh lime juice, cilantro, and Mexican spices. It starts with a mild type of oil such as canola oil. Then fresh lime juice is used to tenderize the meat and give a fresh flavor.
A mix of Mexican spices are rubbed all over the top. I always use a fork and pierce the meat to allow the steak to soak up all of the marinade. I flip over the flank steak and pierce it on both sides. Let it marinate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Heat up the grill to medium-high heat. Carefully brush the grill with a little bit of oil to prevent sticking. Cook for approximately 7-10 minutes per side, depending on the thickness. Remove the steak to a cutting board and let it rest for 5 minutes to allow the juices to settle. Thinly slice the steak across the grain on a diagonal.
You can use either corn or flour tortillas and top the sliced flank steak with your favorite condiments.
What condiments to put on steak tacos:
Sliced Avocado (sprinkled with a touch of salt and fresh lime juice)
White or Red Onion, finely diced
Avocado Cilantro Crema
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Grilled Steak Tacos. Juicy marinated grilled steak tacos with fresh cilantro, avocado, and salsa. The most flavorful and tender steak tacos recipe!
- 2 lbs. Flank Steak
- 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 2 fresh Limes (juiced, about 2 Tablespoons)
- 1/2 cup Cilantro (chopped)
- 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder (or 2 fresh garlic cloves minced)
- 1 to 2 teaspoons Chili Powder
- 1 teaspoon Cumin Powder
- 1 to 2 teaspoons Salt
- 1 teaspoon Pepper
- 1 teaspoon Sugar
- Corn or Flour Tortillas
- Sliced Avocados (sprinkled with fresh lime juice and salt)
- Fresh Cilantro
- Red or White Onion
- Mexican Cheese
Place the flank steak on a large sheet pan. Using a fork, pierce the flank steak all over to allow the marinade to seep into the steak. Turn over and repeat.
In a small bowl, stir together oil, lime juice, cilantro, garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper and sugar. Drizzle all over the steak and using your hands, press into the steak. Let marinate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Set grill to medium-high heat. Carefully brush the grill with oil to prevent sticking. Once it is heated, place the steak on the grill and cook for 7-10 minutes per side, depending on thickness. Remove the steak to a cutting board and let it rest for 5 minutes to allow the juices to settle. Thinly slice the steak across the grain on a diagonal. Check for salt and add more salt if needed.
Place steak on top of warmed corn or flour tortillas. Top with your favorite condiments. Serve immediately.