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Steak Taco Recipe

Tender, juicy flank steak that is marinated then grilled. Slice it thin and put it in a tortilla with your favorite taco toppings! The best steak taco recipe!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Marinating1 hr
Total Time1 hr 18 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Steak Tacos
Servings: 4
Calories: 416kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 1 lb flank steak trimmed of excess fat
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 limes juiced (about 2 Tbsp)
  • ½ Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • Toppings: Queso fresco cheese, Chopped cilantro, Diced red onion, Diced tomatoes


  • First, make the marinade. Mix together olive oil, garlic, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, salt and pepper in a small mixing bowl.
  • Place the flank steak in a baking dish and pour prepared marinade over the top of steak. Cover baking dish and place in the refrigerator preferably for 8 hours but at least one hour.
  • After the steak is done marinating remove the steak from the refrigerator and let it rest while you prepare the grill and make any toppings.
  • Preheat grill according to manufacturer's directions or prepare an indoor grill pan over medium heat.
  • Brush grill grates with canola oil or avocado oil.
  • Remove steak from marinade and discard any leftover marinade. Grill steak on outdoor grill or in grill pan for 3-4 minutes per side, flip once until desired doneness (medium-rare is 140 degrees F).
  • Remove steak and cover will foil. Let steak rest for 5 minutes to let the juices redistribute and get the perfect juicy steak! Cut the steak into thin, ¼’’ slices. Make sure to slice it across the grain.
  • Prepare flour tortillas according to package directions. Assemble the tacos with steak and desired toppings.



Nutrition is calculated with all the marinade being used, which will not be the case. You will discard some of it. There are no toppings figured into the nutrition calculations.


Calories: 416kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 776mg | Potassium: 539mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 10.2mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 4.6mg