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Authentic Mexican Steak Tacos

Make these Mexican Steak Tacos with our marinade recipe for flank steak tacos. This is a California style carne asada tacos recipe that makes authentic Mexican Tacos.

 
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Tacos can be made in so many ways usually depending on what part of the country you live in.  For instance, in Texas, most beef tacos are made with ground beef but in California, they are made with marinated steak.  My daughter, Kristi has an awesome marinade that is easy and made with ingredients you probably have in your pantry and it makes the best flank steak tacos. 
 
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Add some awesome toppings and you will think these Mexican Steak Tacos came from your favorite California taco stand.  

How to Make Authentic Mexican Tacos:

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Steak Tacos Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3 lbs. of flank steak or thinly sliced steak
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • lettuce, sliced
  • tomato, chopped
  • guacamole or avocado slices
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 6 oz grated jack or cheddar cheese
  • sour cream, optional
  • salsa, optional

 

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Add the olive oil and the vinegar in a small bowl or in a glass 2 cup measuring cup.  Measure out and add the sugar, oregano, chili powder.       
 

 

Mix in the salt and pepper and stir until very well blended.

 

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 Place the steak in a marinade container or a large plastic storage bag and pour in the marinade mixture. Then seal and place the bag inside a bowl to avoid leakage and chill in the fridge for at least 2-3 hours.

 

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Remove the marinated steak from the fridge and let it come to room temperature for about 30 minutes.  Heat your grill or cast-iron grill skillet and cook steak until it’s med-rare or to your desired doneness.    Remove, cover, and let rest for 10 minutes.
 

 

Place steak on cutting board then slice into thin strips against the grain.  When the meat is sliced against the grain it makes a more tender filling for these Mexican Steak Tacos.  

 

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Meanwhile, heat up your comal or cast-iron skillet and heat the tortillas so they are a little browned but not crisp.   Place in a tortilla keeper to stay warm. 
 
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 Serve by filling the tortillas with the steak pieces, lettuce, tomato, green onion, avocado or guacamole or salsa.   Or top these with  Guacamole or Pico de Gallo.

 

If you enjoy these Mexican Steak Tacos then try these other Mexican Dishes:

 

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Print Recipe
5 from 16 votes

Authentic Mexican Steak Tacos

Make these Mexican Steak Tacos with our marinade recipe for flank steak tacos. This California style carne asada tacos recipe makes authentic Mexican Tacos.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Resting time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Authentic Steak Tacos, Flank Steak Tacos, Mexican Steak Tacos, Steak tacos
Servings: 6
Calories: 600kcal
Author: Evelyn

Equipment

  • comal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add the olive oil and the vinegar in a small bowl or in a glass 2 cup measuring cup.  Measure out and add sugar, oregano, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  • Place the steak in a marinade container or a large plastic storage bag and pour in the marinade mixture. Place the bag inside a bowl to avoid leakage and place in the fridge for at least 2-3 hours.
  • Remove the marinated steak from the fridge and let come to room temperature. (about 30 minutes).
  • Heat your grill or grilling cast-iron skillet and grill steak until it’s med-rare or to your desired doneness.  Remove, cover, and let rest for 10 minutes then slice the steak into thin strips, slicing against the grain.
  • Meanwhile, heat up your comal or cast-iron skillet and heat the tortillas so they are a little browned but not crisp.   Place in a tortilla keeper to stay warm. 
  • Serve by filling the tortillas with the steak pieces, lettuce, tomato, green onion, avocado or guacamole or salsa. 

Nutrition

Calories: 600kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 549mg | Potassium: 918mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 327IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 5mg
 

 

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Recipe Rating




Jamie

Tuesday 16th of June 2015

Tacos are like the most perfect food ever. Maybe I am biased because I love them so much! ;) Kristi's taco sound awesome!

Lori

Saturday 25th of January 2014

The tacos look divine, if I won I'd be making these! :D

Theresa

Saturday 25th of January 2014

This looks like a phenomenal grill the possibilities are endless!

Kim

Saturday 25th of January 2014

your tacos look delicious! yum!

sheri

Saturday 25th of January 2014

I would love those tacos right now