Steak Tacos

A healthy Mexican dinner recipe, these fresh steak tacos with charred corn tortillas are easy to make and always a crowd pleaser. 

Steak Tacos an easy Mexican dinner recipe

Of the three cuisines I’ve written about for my Food From Our Ancestors cookbook series, hands down The Ultimate Mexican Sunday Dinner features the lightest, healthiest recipes of them all.

Steak Tacos a healthy gluten free Mexican dinner recipe

I learned about traditional Mexican food from a very early age during our frequent visits to Tucson, Arizona where I was born. While I didn’t live there long, my family would go back for spring break to escape the Michigan winters on a regular basis.

Steak Tacos with Charred Corn Tortillas a healthy Mexican dinner recipe

Inevitably, every trip to Tucson would include a day trip to Nogales, Mexico close to the Arizona border. When I think back to those visits I can practically smell the fragrant cilantro, bright chilis and warm corn tortillas being freshly pressed before my eyes.

Steak Tacos a healthy Mexican dinner recipe

These simple steak tacos are made with leftovers from the Coffee Crusted Flank Steak I made recently but feel free to use whatever meat you have on hand. For added smokiness and flavor, I like to warm my corn tortillas up over an open flame before serving. To serve, top with a big scoop of fresh Pico de Gallo and dinner is done.

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Steak Tacos - an easy Mexican dinner recipe

Steak Tacos

4 stars
A healthy Mexican dinner recipe, these fresh steak tacos with charred corn tortillas are easy to make and always a crowd pleaser. 
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes
TOTAL: 25 minutes
Servings: 4



  • To heat the tortillas, gently drag them over an open flame using tongs until they are charred and slightly smoky. 
  • Fill each tortilla with thinly sliced Coffee Crusted Flank Steak  and top with Pico de Gallo to serve.


Serving Size: 3 tacos


Serving: 3tacosCalories: 377kcalCarbohydrates: 38.8gProtein: 34.7gFat: 9.8gSaturated Fat: 3.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6.6gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 1017mgFiber: 4.7gSugar: 8.3g

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10 thoughts on “Steak Tacos”

  1. I made them your way first then turned them into “GREEK TACOS” . I used your coffee crusted flank steak slices (absolutely delicious),
    Then I stuffed them in Gyro bread, topped with Greek Salad and feta….a snack made in heaven.. love leftovers and this is no exception.

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