These healthy Steak Tacos taste better than your local taco shop but are made with good for you ingredients that most people already have in their pantry. By using a chili and cumin spice rub along with plenty of lime juice, the steak comes out tender and packed with flavor. Consider serving it with these healthy crockpot pinto beans or Mexican corn.
Steak tacos are always the answer. Whenever I am staring at the fridge at 5 PM and don’t know what to make for dinner or planning for a last minute get together, tacos are my number one option. They cook quickly, are almost universally loved, and are affordable to cook for big crowds. Plus if you take the time to put together a wide array of toppings, it feels like something you spent lots of time planning. I always put out two to three different kinds of salsa along with chopped cilantro, onions, tomatoes, jalapenos, shredded cheese, sour cream, and plenty of avocado. It makes for an impressive presentation without hardly any work.
For this steak taco recipe, there are three options when it comes to cooking method. You can grill, broil, or cook them stove-top.
- Grilled Steak Tacos: In warmer months, I am always cooking these on the grill. The grill adds a nice smoky flavor to the beef and to me it feels the most like an authentic since it is comparable to a taco al carbon you would find in Mexico. To maintain an authentic street taco al carbon, you’ll want to be minimalist when it comes to toppings. Lime juice, cilantro, onion, and some spicy red or green salsa is it. But no one would blame you for adding avocado.
- Broiled Steak Tacos: During colder months or lazy nights I don’t feel like firing up the grill, the broiler is your best friend. Broiling steak is a great way to quickly cook the steak and get it browned on the outside from the high heat. When broiling steak, make sure to keep a close eye on it since it can overcook quickly. And always let it rest before slicing it.
- Carne Asada Style Skillet Steak Tacos: If you are looking for a carne asada steak taco, you have two options. One is to cut the meat before cooking into small pieces. Then quickly cook it in a skillet or griddle until it is just cooked through. If you want to grill or broil the tacos, you can still do that and then chop it into small pieces after. Just make sure to let the meat rest so you don’t end up losing all the juices.
Steak Taco Seasoning Recipe
This recipe uses a quick an easy homemade spice blend to season up the meat. You can use it for these healthy beef tacos and on all kinds of beef, chicken, and pork dishes. It is awesome for anything on the grill, even veggies. The recipe below will make a large batch you can store with your other spices. It can be used on its own or combined with lime juice like is done in the recipe.