Jun 15
Chile-Spiced Steak & Grilled Onion Tacos3 Comments


Currently there is a major obsession with grilling in our household. Blair is even asking for some grilling accessories for our upcoming wedding anniversary. We will see if I end up pulling through ;). A few weeks ago our air conditioner broke during a few day long heat wave, and the last thing that I wanted to do was turn on the oven. Over those hot days we tried several new delicious grilling recipes, these steak tacos being one of them. We have Mexican at least once a week, but we hadn’t tried a steak taco version yet. The tacos turned out to be a nice balance between spicy from the marinade and sweet from the red onion. We will definitely be working these into our Mexican night rotation.


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Chile-Spiced Steak Tacos
(Printable Recipe)

1 tbsp. vegetable oil, plus more for grill
2 tbsp. chile powder (I used ancho)
2 tbsp. light brown sugar
2 tbsp. soy sauce
2 tbsp. fresh lime juice, plus wedges for serving
1 1/2 pounds flank steak
coarse salt and ground pepper
1 large red onion, cut into 1/4 inch rounds

For serving:
sour cream

What you’ll do:
In a small bowl, whisk together oil, chile powder, brown sugar, soy sauce, and lime juice. Reserve a few tablespoons of the marinade for later use. Place steak in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish and cover with remaining marinade. Turn once to coat steak, then cover dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour.

Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Light oil hot grill, remove steak from marinade. Season steak with salt and pepper. Grill onion and steak, flipping occasionally, until onion is lightly charred and steak is medium-rare, about 10 minutes. Brush onion and steak with reserved marinade and cook 1 minute more. Place onion on a serving plate and set aside. Transfer steak to a cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes loosely tented with foil. Thinly slice the steak against the grain. Serve steak and onions on tortillas with your favorite toppings.

Source: Everyday Food, June 2011

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3 Responses to Chile-Spiced Steak & Grilled Onion Tacos

  1. Luiz Claudio says:

    Wow!….Very yummmm…I’m hungry now!



  2. Luiz Claudio says:

    In Brazil, we eat a dih called tapioca. It’s similar with taco. I think you’ll like it. Very good!



  3. sherri lynn says:

    This looks so good! I always want to eat lots of Mexican-inspired dishes in the summer!

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