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Flank Steak Tacos

Iris Kleinfelder
Apr. 30, 2024 / VASA Admin
Flank Steak Tacos

These tacos made with seasoned flank steak are perfect for a celebration or a low-key night at home. Top your tacos with homemade guacamole and let the compliments roll in!


  • 2 lbs flank or skirt steak
  • 1 orange juiced (1/4 cup)
  • 2 limes juiced (1/4 cup)
  • 2 Tbsp oil (olive or vegetable), plus more for grill
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced (2 tbsp)
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp kosher salt, plus more for steak
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper, plus more for steak
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper


  • Whisk the orange juice, lime juice, olive oil, garlic, oregano, chili powder, salt, cumin, pepper and cayenne in a small bowl.
  • Place the steak in a 9×13 baking dish or gallon size Ziplock bag and cover it with the marinade until fully coated. Refrigerate for 1 to 4 hours.
  • Preheat the grill medium-high heat (400-450°F).
  • Discard the extra marinade and season steak with salt and pepper.
  • Grill the steaks for 5-8 minutes per side, depending on the thickness.
  • Remove steaks and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Slice thinly against the grain and serve in your tacos as strips or chop down to smaller cubes after slicing.
    • Rare: 125° F 52 ° C
    • Medium rare: 135° F 57 ° C
    • Medium: 145° F 63 ° C
    • Medium well: 150° F 66 ° C
    • Well done: 160° F 71 ° C



For your guacamole, here are our recommended ingredients, but feel free to make it your own!


  • Fresh garlic cloves
  • Freshly ground black peppercorn
  • Cilantro leaves
  • Ripe avocados
  • Fresh jalapeño peppers
  • Red onion, finely minced
  • Fresh squeezed lime juice
  • Coarse salt


  1. Place avocados in a medium bowl. Using a fork, smash them to your preference.
  2. Stir in the remaining ingredients and salt to taste.
  3. Serve on top of your tacos, or with chips.