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Grilled Steak Tacos

Servings 4 people


  • 2 lbs flat iron or flank steak
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 oranges zested and juiced
  • 5 cloves garlic made into paste
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp cumin powder

For the slaw

  • 3 cups cabbage thinly sliced
  • 1 bell pepper red or yellow, thinly sliced
  • 4 green onions sliced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

To serve

  • cotija cheese or whatever kind you have
  • corn tortillas or lettuce cups
  • sour cream optional
  • salsa optional


  • In a glass container large enough for your cut of meat, add the olive oil, juice from the oranges, 1 tbsp zest, garlic paste, onion powder, paprika, and cumin. Whisk together, then add the meat and massage everything into it. Cover and set in the fridge for 4 hours.

Make the slaw

  • Just before the meat goes on the grill, mix together all the slaw ingredients, dress with the olive oil and lime juice, and toss to coat.

Cook and serve

  • Grill the meat to your preferred doneness, and slice into thin strips at a bias. Serve in warm corn tortillas (or atop cups of lettuce), topped with the slaw and cotija cheese. Sour cream and salsa optional.