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Grilled Steak Tacos Recipe: A Tasty Delight



Grilled steak tacos are a delicious and versatile meal thatโ€™s perfect for any occasion. The combination of juicy, flavorful steak and fresh toppings makes these tacos a crowd-pleaser. Hereโ€™s a quick overview of the steps to create these mouthwatering tacos:

  • Marinate and grill the steak
  • Prepare fresh toppings
  • Assemble the tacos with all the delicious components

Ingredients and Preparation

grilled steak tacos
grilled steak tacos

Essential Ingredients

  • Flank or skirt steak: 500 grams (1 lb)
  • Corn or flour tortillas: 8-10
  • Olive oil: 2 tablespoons
  • Lime juice: 2 tablespoons
  • Garlic: 3 cloves, minced
  • Cumin: 1 teaspoon
  • Chili powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Salt and pepper: to taste
  • Fresh cilantro: 1 bunch, chopped
  • Red onion: 1, finely chopped
  • Tomatoes: 2, diced
  • Avocado: 1, sliced
  • Lime wedges: for serving

Marinating the Steak

  1. In a bowl, combine olive oil, lime juice, minced garlic, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper.
  2. Place the steak in a resealable bag or shallow dish and pour the marinade over it.
  3. Seal the bag or cover the dish and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, preferably 2-4 hours.

Preparing the Grill

  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Brush the grill grates with oil to prevent sticking.

Grilling the Steak

  1. Remove the steak from the marinade and let excess marinade drip off.
  2. Grill the steak for 4-5 minutes per side, or until it reaches your desired level of doneness.
  3. Let the steak rest for 5 minutes before slicing thinly against the grain.

Assembling the Tacos

A plate of grilled steak tacos, featuring juicy, sliced steak in soft tortillas.
A plate of grilled steak tacos, featuring juicy, sliced steak in soft tortillas.
  1. Warm the tortillas on the grill or in a skillet.
  2. Place slices of grilled steak on each tortilla.
  3. Top with diced tomatoes, chopped red onion, fresh cilantro, and sliced avocado.
  4. Serve with lime wedges for squeezing over the tacos.

Tips for Juicy Steak

  1. Marinate the steak for at least 30 minutes to enhance flavor and tenderness.
  2. Let the steak rest before slicing to retain its juices.

Serving Suggestions

  1. Serve the tacos with a side of Mexican rice or black beans.
  2. Pair with a refreshing beverage like a margarita or iced tea.


Grilled steak tacos are a fantastic option for a quick and flavorful meal.

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