It doesn’t have to be Tuesday to be taco night, but the best tacos I can think of for a good Friday night dinner are flank steak tacos. There’s just something about the delicious, savory taste of steak in a taco that makes my mouth water just thinking about Friday night’s dinner. The key, of course, is a proper marinade and preparation.
I like to pick out the best flank steak I can find and marinate the meat for several hours in tequila and lime juice. The tequila and lime juice marinade oozes its way into the marbling of the steak, making it beautifully tender and providing a unique taste that you simply won’t find in steak tacos anywhere else.
If you’re worried about the alcohol and young eaters, remember that the alcohol content of the tequila will cook off completely during the grilling process. What will be left behind is a distinctive taste that perfectly complements the flank steak and keeps the meat tender and juicy.
For the grownups in your dinner party, be sure to accompany your flank steak tacos with an appropriate drink. I highly recommend the classic Margarita.
The following flank steak taco recipe is simple and easy to make, perfect for that end of the week meal before you start celebrating the weekend. Let us know in the comments what your favorite garnish is on your tacos: guacamole, sour cream, or something altogether different?
- 1lb Flank Steak
- 4 OZ Top Shelf Gold Tequila
- 4 OZ Lime Juice
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 Diced Tomatoes
- 1/2 Cup Freshly Grated Mozzarella Cheese
- 1/2 Cup Freshly Grated Cheddar Cheese
- 1 Diced White Onion
- 2 Tsp Kosher Salt
- 2 Tsp Fresh Ground Pepper
- Vegetable Oil
- Flour Tortillas
- In a bowl, mix the Tequila, Lime Juice and Salt & Pepper. Lay out the Flank Steak in a baking dish and pour the bowl mixture over the steak. Add Olive Oil to the top of the steak. Then, flip the steak over and cover dish with plastic wrap. The steak needs to marinate for a minimum of two hours, or as long as ten hours in the refrigerator of cooler.
- Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees and prepare your vegetables.
- Heat an iron skillet on the stove and make sure the pan is nice and hot. Add a little vegetable oil to the pan and add the steak. Don't touch the steak. Let it cook for 2-3 minutes and then turn over to cook on the other side for 2-3 minutes. Remove from the stove and place into the oven for 5 minutes.
- In the meantime, lightly toast your tortillas in a small frying pan and set aside.
- Remove the steak from the oven and let sit on cutting board for about 7-10 minutes. This allows the meat to soak up all the juices while the residual heat continues to cook the streak.
- Slice the streak in small, thin, strips. Place into the toasted tortillas and add vegetables to taste. Serve and enjoy!