BBQ Steak Tacos

by Kelli H. on August 15, 2012

I don’t usually eat a lot of red meat. I actually never eat ground beef. I think ground beef is really gross. I’ll always substitue ground turkey or chicken for ground beef. There is this weird grisly texture that I can’t stand. I haven’t have a beef burger in 5 years or more. Most people assume I’m a vegetarian, and I can see why they think that. It’s true that I do cook and eat mostly vegetarian, but there are times when I love me some steak. I usually reserve steak for going out to restaurants, because I think they can cook a steak better than me. Well, that is changing. After making these steak tacos and having them come out so good every time, I’ve decided I can make some pretty bomb steak myself.

These tacos have quickly become one of mine and David’s favorite dinners this summer. They are really simple tacos, require minimal ingredients, and don’t take long to make. Since this recipe requires barbecuing there’s also not much mess to clean up in the kitchen, which is perfect for hot nights!

BBQ Steak Tacos

1 pound flank steak
1 large red bell pepper, seeds removed and quartered
1 large onion, cut in half
3 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper
8-10 tortillas
1 cup shredded cheese
1 jar of your favorite prepared salsa

1. Remove the steak from the refrigerator and let it sit out while you preheat your grill to medium-high heat.

2. Salt and pepper the steak liberally and rub with olive oil. Salt and pepper the bell pepper and onion, and coat with olive oil.

3. Place veggies and steak on the grill. Grill the steak for six minutes on one side. Do not touch the steak once you place it on the grill. Flip the steak and veggies after six minutes and grill for an additional 6 minutes. Grill your tortillas for about 1 minutes on each side. Remove the veggies and steak.

4. Let the steak rest for 5 minutes. While the steak is resting, slice your bell pepper and onion. After 5 minutes, slice the steak against the grain into very thin slices. Divide the steak and veggies amongst the tortillas and top with your favorite salsa and shredded cheese.

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Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious August 15, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Jason and I just had carnitas tacos last night but this steak one is just so much better!

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{lauren} thetalkingkitchen August 15, 2012 at 11:53 pm

tacos!! funny, i think ground turkey and chicken have a weird smell before and after cooking (maybe it’s my brand) so I stick to grass-fed ground beef, especially when it’s on sale… but flank is def my fav!

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Made in Sonoma August 16, 2012 at 3:22 am

I’ve never heard that about the weird smell. That’s funny but also kind of gross.

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Sonia the Mexigarian August 16, 2012 at 5:53 pm

i haven’t had carnita tacos in a loooooong time….. now i am reminiscing and drooling.

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Maren August 16, 2012 at 10:49 pm

These look awesome. And not too hard. I love that.

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kelly August 17, 2012 at 1:53 am

Yum these look good. You should put crumbled queso fresco on all your Mexican food…it makes it taste so much more amazing/authentic!

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Shellie August 19, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Love steak tacos…i will have to try this one for Monday night dinner. πŸ™‚

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Anonymous January 9, 2014 at 8:14 pm

now that looks like a great taco steak is the way to go as long as it is either cooked rare or very well done. anywhere between those and it is tough you know kelli? do you have any bone marrow recepies? i love it on a cracker. tommy

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Made in Sonoma January 9, 2014 at 8:37 pm

Thanks! No, I do not have any bone marrow recipes. That’s something I tend to leave up to the restaurants. πŸ™‚

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Anonymous January 10, 2014 at 6:42 pm

i know what you mean….but it is soooo good

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