Quick & Easy Steak Street Tacos with Homemade Taco Seasoning

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If you’re looking for an easy and tasty weeknight dinner idea, look no further than these quick and easy Steak Street Tacos! They’re made with just a few simple ingredients, and the homemade taco seasoning gives them tons of flavor. So grab some tortillas and get started!

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Steak Street Tacos

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions, to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.

Mexico has one of the most extensive street food cultures in Latin America, and Forbes named Mexico City one of the foremost cities in the world in which to eat on the street. – Wikipedia

Mexican food is hugely popular due to its mouth-watering flavors, the simplicity of the ingredients, and the pure deliciousness!

The taco is probably the most well-known and popular of Mexican street foods, made with soft corn tortillas, and fillings will vary on region and street food vendor.

With this recipe for steak street tacos, you can make this humble dish at home to delight your family and friends! You could also try making these Easy Lamb Tacos for another delicious flavor profile.

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Herbs & Spices for Street Taco Seasoning

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

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It may not include staple ingredients such as oil, salt, sugar, etc., as you’re likely to have those in your kitchen. The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found on the recipe card.

What is Flank Steak?

Flank steak is a thin, long cut of beef from the abdominal muscles of the cow. Skirt steak is very similar but cut from the underbelly of the cow, also known as Hanger steak. Both are inexpensive cuts of beef and are best cooked fast at a high temperature. Don’t cook past a medium, otherwise, the meat becomes tough. Both have plenty of fat marbling which equals moist meat, with good beefy flavour. Skirt steak and flank steak are great for fajitas, stir-fries, and grilling on a barbecue.

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How to Make Steak Street Tacos

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Time Saving Recipe Tips

  • If Mexican or Tex-Mex dishes are popular in your house, make double or triple batches of the taco seasoning to have on hand. This mixture can be stored in an airtight container for several months.
  • Assemble all ingredients and measuring spoons/cups on the counter before beginning.
  • Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat while the broiler/grill warms up.
  • Warm the tortillas while the steak is under the broiler.

Other Tips

  • Cojita cheese is a crumbly, salty Mexican cheese made from cows’ milk. It is often available in larger grocery stores or specialty shops. If it is unavailable in your area, crumbled Feta cheese is a common although not perfect, substitute.
  • For best results, broil/grill the steak whole and slice against the grain into thin pieces after resting for 5 minutes. This will ensure each bite is tender and juicy. Check this guide for your steak’s degree of doneness
Steak Tacos for Taco Night

How Do I Make Steak Street Tacos?

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Steak Street Tacos Recipe

Steak Street Tacos

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

If you're looking for an easy and tasty weeknight dinner idea, look no further than these quick and easy Steak Street Tacos! (Makes 8 tacos.)


For the Taco Seasoning

  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1½ tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp ground white pepper
  • ¼ - ½ tsp cayenne pepper

For the Tacos

  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbsp taco seasoning, divided
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1¼ lbs (560g) flank or skirt steak
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 16 mini corn tortillas (4.5”/12cm diameter)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • Lime wedges, to serve

Suggested Toppings

  • Sliced radishes
  • Cojita cheese
  • Diced avocado
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole


  1. Prepare the taco seasoning by combining all ingredients in a small bowl. Stir to combine and set aside.

  2. Preheat broiler/grill to “High.” Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and set it aside.
  3. Place a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise, and one tablespoon taco seasoning together in a medium bowl and set aside.

    Taco Sauce
  5. Place the flank steak on the prepared baking sheet and evenly brush the olive oil over both sides. Evenly sprinkle one tablespoon taco seasoning over the steak. Generously season with sea salt before turning. Repeat on the other side with the remaining taco seasoning and a little more salt.
  6. Place the steak under the broiler/grill for 5-7 minutes, turning once halfway through, or until it reaches the desired level of doneness.
  7. While the steak is cooking, add two corn tortillas to the hot skillet. Heat until they are warmed through and develop a bit of color, approximately 30 seconds to one minute. Flip with tongs and repeat on the remaining side. Transfer the warmed tortillas to a large sheet of aluminum foil (or a tortilla warmer, if you have one). Repeat with the remaining tortillas. Wrap the tortillas in the aluminum foil while working on the rest to keep warm.
  8. When ready, remove the steak from the broiler/grill and let rest for 5 minutes before cutting against the grain into thin slices. Transfer the steak to a medium bowl and toss with the fresh lime juice. Set aside.
  9. .To serve, layer two tortillas together, as shown, and add some of the seasoned steak and your choice of toppings. Top each taco with a dollop of the seasoned sour cream mixture and serve immediately with additional lime wedges on the side. Enjoy!

    Assembling Taco

    Steak Street Tacos Recipe


For best results, broil the steak whole and slice against the grain into thin pieces after resting for 5 minutes. This will ensure each bite is tender and juicy.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1028Total Fat: 68gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 45gCholesterol: 118mgSodium: 2146mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 14gSugar: 5gProtein: 46g

This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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