Steak Tacos

These steak tacos are marinated to perfection and bursting with fresh flavor! Tacos are quick and easy for a perfect weeknight dinner in under 30 minutes.

With simple ingredients, these tacos come together with ease. They are chalk full of flavor and are sure to bring everyone rushing to the table for a dinner-time win!Try some more crowd-pleasers with our Pork Tacos, Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos, and Easy Ground Beef Tacos.

Steak tacos on platter

a family fav – Mexican steak Tacos

I LOVE me some tacos. Seriously, I could eat tacos several times a week. I need one of those fun shirts that express my love for tacos!!?? I’m thinking…”I wonder if tacos think about me too?” Perfect, right? Okay, but really, tacos are the best. They are so so easy to make and include several healthy and fresh ingredients.

It is also really easy to mix it up. You can change up the meat, or even go meatless! Sweet potato tacos are delicious. Spice it up with different toppings. Switch up the cheese to cortija cheese instead of cheddar, use fresh salsa or pico de gallo, or play around with your fave toppings.

Any way you do it, tacos make the perfect weekday dinner. I use ingredients I usually have on hand anyway, and it takes not time at all to get dinner on the table! So get your grill on and try these delish steak tacos tonight!

Steak for tacos on griddle

How to Make Steak Tacos

MARINATE. Add the dressing and sauce to an airtight container. Rub salt and garlic salt onto the steak, then marinade in the sauce for a few hours. Keep Refrigerated.

COOK. Remove the steak from the fridge 30 minutes before cooking. Cook steak to preference.

BUILD YOUR TACO! Cut steak and add to tortillas. Add cheese and any other favorite toppings.

How long to marinade steak? To let the marinade permeate the steak you will need to let it sir for at least. I like to throw my steak in the marinade in the morning so it is ready to be cooked up for dinner. If you need to cook it earlier in the day, let it marinade overnight. You can even put the marinating steak in the freezer to be ready to use at a future date. Simply put the marinade and steak in a Ziploc bag, then place it into a second bag, label and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge.

Steak: We used sirloin steak for this recipe, but you can easily use flank steak, skirt steak, sirloin steak, rib eye, or New York strip steak. Arizona weather is usually nice enough to grill so we use that method often, but you can use a grill pan on the stove top or even the broiler in the oven. Remove the steak from the fridge and allow it to come to room temperature for about 30 minutes before cooking.

  • Rare: remove from heat at 130-135°F final temp should be 130-140°F
  • Medium rare: from heat at 140°F final temp should be 145°F
  • Medium: from heat at 155°F final temp should be 160°F
  • Well done: from heat at 165°F final temp should be 170°F

Allow the steak to sit for 5 minutes per inch of thickness to reach the final internal temperature. Once ready, slice against the grain and place in tortillas. 

 

Best Taco Toppings

These steak tacos are too delicious to cover up with too many toppings. Here is a list of some of our favorites that we like to choose from:

What to serve with steak tacos

Storing + Side Ideas

Place LEFTOVER tacos in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days. Reheat on a pan in the oven or in the microwave.

If the tacos do not have any toppings, aside from cheese, you can wrap each taco in plastic and place them all in a Ziploc bag to be frozen. FREEZE for up to 3 months. Thaw, reheat and enjoy. 

Sides to Serve with Steak Tacos:

Mexican steak tacos on white platter

For more Steak Recipes:

Steak Taco Recipe

4.63 from 8 votes
These steak tacos are marinated to perfection and bursting with fresh flavor! Tacos are quick and easy for a perfect weeknight dinner in under 30 minutes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 261 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 2 sirloin steaks
  • 1 c Italian dressing
  • 1/4 c Worcestershire sauce
  • garlic pepper
  • salt
  • cheese
  • 6 corn tortillas

Instructions
 

  • Add the dressing and sauce to an airtight container.
  • Rub salt and garlic salt onto the steak, then marinade in the sauce for a few hours. Keep Refrigerated.
  • Remove the steak from the fridge 30 minutes before cooking. Cook steak to preference.
  • Cut steak and add to tortillas.
  • Add cheese and any other favorite toppings.

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  1. 5 stars
    Tried this over the weekend and this will be made again, soon! My husband and I loved it. This is probably one of the best tacos i’ve ever had!

  2. 5 stars
    This was everything a gourmet taco should be and then some! Served these for my family and they were an instant hit! delicious!

  3. 2 stars
    Kind of blah. There are much better recipes for steak tacos ESPECIALLY if you are using sirloin.
    Overall this recipe is a waste of time and steak.