Grilled Steak Tacos

by Shawnda on May 31, 2011

in Beef,Cinco de Mayo,Holiday Favorites,Mexican & TexMex

Grilled Steak Tacos

Tacos are the new sandwich. Have a random assortment of leftovers to depressing to put on a plate? Wrap them up in a tortilla and call it lunch. That’s what I do nearly every weekday.

We have taco night once a week. Sometimes twice. It’s our go-to quick dinner when I don’t feel like cooking. Meat, cheese, salsa, and a tortilla. It’s the perfect pairing of smokey, grilled meat and cold, fresh avocado. Soft tortillas and crisp, fresh salsa. Chicken. Pulled pork. Shrimp. Barbecued beef. It usually takes a long while to circle back and hit a repeat!

Grilled sirloin is usually one of our top choices for steak tacos. It’s flavorful and it cooks quickly on the grill. We hit it with a hefty dose of black pepper, grill it, and then hit it with a hefty dose of lime juice. I should really try to not feel like cooking more often :)

Grilled Steak Tacos


  • 1 1/2 lb sirloin steak
  • Pepper
  • 1-2 Tbsp vegetable oil, for oiling grates
  • Salt
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 8 oz shredded monterrey jack or taco cheese
  • Fresh salsa (optional, for serving)
  • Sour cream (optional, for serving)
  • Smashed avocado (optional, for serving)
  • 12 small flour tortillas


  1. Heat grill to high. Oil grates with vegetable oil.
  2. Liberally season both sides of the steak with pepper.
  3. Cook steaks 4 minutes on each side. Salt after removing from grill.
  4. Let steak rest 10 minutes and then slice thinly. Toss with lime juice.
  5. Serve on warmed flour tortillas with cheese, avocado, salsa, and sour cream.


Yields: 6 servings

Adapted from Sargento Cheese

Estimated time: 15 minutes

This post was sponsored by Sargento Cheese. Confections of a Foodie Bride has partnered with Sargento to share recipes highlighting their cheeses. I was compensated for the ingredients used and my time. As always, all opinions are expressed are mine.


{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lisa @ The Cooking Bride May 31, 2011 at 9:03 am

Okay, you always had yummy looking pictures before, but I’ve noticed here lately they are flat out gorgeous. I see you all the time on Tastespotting. Whatever you are doing different, keep it up!


2 foodiebride May 31, 2011 at 9:14 am

@Lisa – Thank you! I’m trying to try harder, if that makes sense :)


3 Stephanie May 31, 2011 at 10:44 am

I LOVE taco night! Easy, but delicious!


4 Joanne May 31, 2011 at 12:12 pm

I’ve actually become seriously enamored with throwing things in a tortilla as well lately. Everything, from curry to random roasted veggies…to pasta… (just pretend I didn’t say that. But it totally happened.) These looks super delicious and I love how easy they are to throw together.


5 Tina May 31, 2011 at 9:09 pm

YUM! I want some of these now! :) PS- your photo is beautiful!


6 Sandy@Everyday Southwest May 31, 2011 at 10:10 pm

You’re right tacos are the new sandwich! Love your take on the sirloin tacos… they sound delicious.


7 Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) June 1, 2011 at 6:46 am

Tacos really ARE the new sandwich. You can be so versatile with them! We just had some the other night and I love the customization. I never really make them with steak, but now you have me craving it!!!!


8 Jessica June 1, 2011 at 11:51 am

I’ll be right over. P.S. That photo is stunning!


9 Marla June 2, 2011 at 10:31 pm

Such beautiful photos in this post – I love all the vibrant colors. These grilled steak tacos look wonderful!


10 branny June 4, 2011 at 5:05 am

S&J, I adore this photo.


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