Quick and Easy Grilled Steak Tacos
This is a quick and easy grilled steak taco recipe, perfect for weeknight grilling. Coated with a delicious seasoning rub, this steak is grilled to perfection, sliced and then served on warmed tortillas. Top with fresh guacamole for a delicious treat.
- 2 pounds flat iron steak (or 3 New York strips steaks)
- 12 corn tortillas
- 2 limes, cut into quarters
- for marinade:
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- juice of two limes
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons coarse salt (kosher or sea salt)
- 2 teaspoons cumin powder
- 2 teaspoons mild chili powder
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- For guacamole:
- 2 large ripe avocados, halved, scooped and mashed
- 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- juice of 1 lime
- 1 small jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Combine marinade ingredients in a small bowl. Rub onto both sides of flat steak (or strip steaks), cover with plastic and place in the refrigerator for 1-4 hours.
Preheat grill for medium high heat.
Remove steak from refrigerator and let stand at room temperature until grill has come up to full heat. Place steak on grill and cook for 6-8 minutes per side, depending on thickness, desired doneness and type of steak being used for this recipe. I recommend medium to medium well for this recipe, but you be the judge of that. Halfway through cook time, wrap tortillas in a large piece of aluminum foil. Place onto grill and warm them by indirect heat. Turn every few minutes.
Once steak is cooked, place onto a plate and cover with aluminum foil. Set aside. Remove tortillas from grill and leave wrapped.
Prepare guacamole in a medium bowl. Taste for salt and acid (lime juice) content and adjust accordingly.
Slice steak and serve with warmed tortillas, guacamole and lime wedges.
Photo by: Sabrina Baksh Toppings: Feel free to add more than just guacamole to these steak tacos. Try a dollop or two of queso, cotija cheese, or queso fresco. You can also grill up a few jalapenos or peppers of choice, chop them up and add them to these tacos. Get creative and make these tacos something to remember!