Grilled Steak Tacos

Posted: June 1

Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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The sight of a soft taco piled high with all the favorite fillings is enough to get anyone excited. And the sight of Grilled Steak Tacos, filled with a charred, savory, juicy steak, is enough to get people cheering! The steak is marinated in a tropical, aromatic, and herbaceous blend, making it the perfect pairing for creamy avocados, bright tomatoes, and spicy onions. Grilled Steak Tacos take a little time to bring together, but they're such an incredible take on tacos you'll know they're worth the effort after just one bite!


For the marinade: • 1 cup orange juice • 2 cloves garlic, peeled • 2 chipotle peppers plus 2 tablespoons adobo sauce, from the can • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves and stems, plus more for the tacos • 1 tablespoon cumin • 1 teaspoon cinnamon • 1 teaspoon kosher salt For the tacos: • 1 1/2 pounds flat iron steak • 4 (8-inch) medium tortillas • 1 avocado, sliced • 1 tomato, chopped • 1 onion, chopped


Step 1

Add the orange juice, garlic cloves, chipotle peppers and adobo sauce, cilantro, cumin, cinnamon, and kosher salt into a blender.

Step 2

Puree until a smooth marinade forms.

Step 3

Poke holes in the steak with a large knife, making sure those holes go with the grain.

Step 4

Add the steak and the marinade to a gallon-size freezer bag.

Step 5

Seal and refrigerate the bag for at least 1 hour and up to overnight.

Step 6

Let the steaks come to room temperature, for about 20 minutes.

Step 7

Oil the grill grates.

Step 8

Preheat the grill to high heat.

Step 9

Reduce the heat to medium-high.

Step 10

Grill the steak until cooked through to desired doneness, about 3-5 minutes per side.

Step 11

Allow the steak to rest on a platter covered with foil for 10 minutes.

Step 12

Cut the steak against the grain.

Step 13

Warm the tortillas over a gas flame or on the grill.

Step 14

Add the steak, avocado, tomato, onion, and remaining cilantro evenly to each tortilla. Serve.

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