Flank Steak Tacos: Taking Your Tacos to the Next Level!

We very rarely go all out for Mexican.  My kids like the boxed taco shells, the browned hamburger/turkey meat with some taco seasoning,  lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, sour cream.  Boom.

An easy dinner for a crazy night.  Everyone has their easy taco night.

Flank Steak Taco Meat

But sometimes it’s fun to spice things up.  Recently we had a family get together where we thought it would be lots of fun to do a taco bar. We had:

  • Browned turkey/hamburger meat seasoned with an amazing keto friendly taco seasoning
  • Shredded smoked chicken
  • Thinly sliced Mexican flank steak

All of a sudden, taco night had a whole different flavor!

Here is a CLASSIC reason why you want to freeze some smaller portions of smoked chicken:  We did not smoke a chicken for the purpose of this taco night.  We lazily reached into the freezer and grabbed a bag of leftover bbq chicken, and let it defrost.

Just like that – instant taco filling!  But the most important part – the chicken is crazy good!

Taco Bar with Flank Steak

Without question, the star of the show was the Mexican flank steak which was ridiculously good.  It’s amazing what a different marinade and rub can do for a piece of meat.  Completely changes everything.  And it’s SO fast and easy.

You can grill the steak as instructed in the recipe card or smoke the flank on your pellet grill.  Either way it is going to be extraordinarily great.

So my advice is go crazy and have a fun and delicious taco night – not possible all the time – but sometimes it’s just what the doctor ordered!

Flank Steak Taco Meat

Flank Steak Tacos

Make your expensive steak go a long way by giving it a Mexican flare!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Calories 375 kcal


  • 1-2 lb Flank Steak

For Marinade

  • 1/2 tsn granulated garlic
  • 1/2 tsn cumin
  • 1/2 tsn chili powder
  • 1/2 tsn minced jalapeno
  • 3 tbn minced onions
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tbn of lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Combine all ingredients and let the meat sit in the marinate for at least 30 minutes, longer is preferred.
  • Set up your grill for direct cooking - searing.
  • Cook over a very hot fire - at least 450 - flipping only once. Pour remaining marinade over steak. Steak should be medium at 135-140 internal temp.
  • Slice the steak as thin as possible against the grain.


Assemble the tacos with corn tortillas, shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, sour cream and guacamole.
Keyword Flank Steak tacos

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