There's something about the warm weather that makes me crave Mexican food. Spicy salsa, cooling guacamole, crunchy chips, and stuffed tacos. Everything is eaten with your hands and it's just so darn delicious. Recently, I gave into a craving and made these scrumptious steak tacos.
This sort of meal is great for entertaining. You simply make (or buy) the fixings and lay them out on the dining table. Then, you grill the beef and let everyone assemble their own tacos. I like this recipe because it doesn't require any marinade time. The meat is rubbed with a flavorful mixture of spices and only takes about 10 minutes to cook.
Give this flank steak taco recipe a chance.
If you are sensitive to salt, use half of the amount shown.
- 1 1/2 pound flank steak, trimmed if necessary
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon chile powder
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 teaspoon cayenne
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
Corn tortillas, for serving
Your favorite taco toppings: Guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream, cilantro, cotija cheese, grilled peppers and onions, lime wedges, etc.
- Heat a well-seasoned ridged grill pan (preferably cast-iron) over moderately high heat until beginning to smoke, then brush with oil.
- While pan heats, pat steak dry and stir together spices and salt, then rub all over both sides of steak.
- Grill steak, turning over once, 9 to 11 minutes total for medium-rare. Transfer to a cutting board and let stand 10 minutes.
- Holding knife at a 45-degree angle, thinly slice steak across the grain. Serve with tortillas and toppings.
- Main Dishes, Beef