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Tequila-Lime Flank Steak Tacos

This recipe works great with Flank, Flap or Skirt Steak

OK, I'll concede not all meat has to be cooked on the smoker. Some meats benefit from the high, direct heat of a grill. Nothing wrong with that, I like fire!

Tequila Lime Steak Tacos, BBQ, Marinade, Rubs, Smoker, Grill

Here's a recipe we turned in for the Mystery Meat category at the West Coast Championships in Fairfield. Even though we didn't place with this dish, it still very tasty and I was happy to repeat the cook for my family.

 

  • 2/3 cup lime juice (6 to 8 medium limes)
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced or crushed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds flank steak
  • 4 bell peppers, each cut into 12 wedges
  • 1 large sweet onion, cut into 8 wedges
  • 6 (6-inch) flour tortillas
  • salsa, chopped avocados, sour cream (optional)

Directions

  • Stir together the first 8 ingredients in a medium bowl to make the marinade. Combine the steak and 3/4 cup of the marinade in a large zip-top bag. Place the peppers and onion in another large zip-top bag, and pour in the remaining marinade. Seal the bags and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 hours, turning occasionally. 

  • 2Coat a grill rack or grill pan with vegetable cooking spray. Remove the steak and vegetables from the bags and discard the marinade. Grill the steak 8 minutes per side and the vegetables 8 to 10 minutes, turning them every 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the steak and vegetables from the grill. Keep the vegetables warm and let the steak sit for 10 minutes before slicing.

  • 3Wrap the tortillas in foil and place on the grill or a grill pan to warm for a few minutes. Cut the steak on an angle, against the grain, into thin slices. Fill the tortillas with peppers, onion, and steak. Top with salsa, diced avocado, or sour cream (if desired).