Mexican Steak For Your Next Taco Night!

by Patti on September 24, 2013 · 0 comments

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.

Mexican Flavored Steak for Taco Night

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.  So not only did we have the browned turkey/hamburger meat (Which I’m pretty sure went untouched when the kids saw their other options), we had smoked chicken, and thinly sliced mexican 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 chicken, and let it defrost.  Just like that – instant taco filling!  But the most important part – the chicken is crazy good!

Mexican Flavored Steak for Taco Night

The mexican steak was silly 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.

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!


Mexican Steak

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Mexican Steak

Make your expensive steak go a long way by giving it a Mexican flare!


  • 1-2lb 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


  1. Set up your grill for direct cooking - searing.
  2. Combine all ingredients and let the meat sit in the marinate for at least 20 minutes, longer is preferred.
  3. 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...but I guess you can cook it however you want.





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