Let’s face it; we’re all busy. Kids, jobs, and work put a lot of daily stress on us and despite our best intentions, getting a healthy, homemade meal on the table during the week can oftentimes seem too daunting even to attempt. That is exactly why I came up with this taco recipe. Tuesdays are usually taco nights in our house but I wanted to switch things up a bit this past week. I didn’t want our standard ground turkey tacos, I wanted something more authentic, without all the time and effort to prepare. What I came up with were these glorious steak tacos. A quick-dry rub goes on one of my favorite budget cuts of steak, the flat iron steak. It is similar in texture and taste to flank steak but is typically much cheaper. After putting the rub on, I broiled the steak for about 8 minutes per side and it came out a perfect medium. For toppings, I went classic, yet simple with cilantro, onion and a squeeze of lime juice. Perfection in under thirty minutes. A win on a busy Tuesday night!
Simple Weeknight Steak Tacos
- 2 pounds flank steak
- 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp. ground cumin
- 1 tbsp. paprika
- 2 tsp. Kosher salt
- 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1/2 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
- Corn tortillas
- Additional toppings of your choice
- Preheat broiler.
- Rub steak with vegetable oil.
- Mix cumin, paprika, salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder.
- Rub the spice mix all over steak.
- Place steak on a sheet pan and broil for 6 – 8 minutes per side, for medium.
- While steak cooks, mix onion and cilantro.
- Remove steak from oven and let rest, loosely covered in foil for 10 minutes.
- Slice steak into strips or chunks, against the grain.
- Heat tortillas under the broiler for 30 seconds, until softened.
- Remove from oven and top tortillas with steak, cilantro, onion and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.