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Authentic Steak Tacos
Authentic Steak Tacos

Portions: 4 Serving size: 2 tacos with 3 ounces steak


1 pound skirt/flank steak (falda)
Juice of 3 limes (about 6 tablespoons) (divided use)
2 teaspoons lemon pepper Mrs. Dash® seasoning blend
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped finely
1/4 cup onion, diced
1 tablespoon garlic, diced
2 tablespoons olive or canola oil
1/2 cup queso fresco, crumbled (found in Mexican grocery)
8 flour tortillas, 6″ size


  1. Marinate steak in shallow dish with juice of 2 limes, lemon pepper and garlic powder, from 30 minutes to overnight.
  2. Make salsa by mixing cilantro, onion, garlic and juice of 1 lime. Cover and refrigerate.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat.
  4. Slice steak thinly and cook over high heat until well done, approximately 3 minutes per side.
  5. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  6. Place equal amounts of cooked steak, about 3 ounces, in each flour tortilla.
  7. Top with one tablespoon crumbled queso fresco on each taco.
  8. Wrap each taco in aluminum foil and bake 5–8 minutes or until tortillas are warm.
  9. Remove from oven and top each taco with 1 tablespoon salsa. Enjoy!

Helpful hints

  • 1/4 cup Monterrey Jack cheese can be substituted for queso fresco. Add 1 tablespoon per taco.
  • Compare brands and buy the lowest sodium tortillas.
  • Amount of meat may be adjusted according to your diet. For a higher protein meal, increase to 1-1/2 pounds; for a lower protein meal, decrease to 1/2 pound or eat one taco instead of two.

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories 502
  • Protein 30 g
  • Carbohydrates 37 g
  • Fat 26 g
  • Cholesterol 59 mg
  • Sodium 503 mg
  • Potassium 568 mg
  • Phosphorus 340 mg
  • Calcium 189 mg
  • Fiber 2.3 g