No-Brainer Grilled Steak Tacos

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Grilled Steak Tacos were the perfect landing to a crazy weekend, for our family.  It started off by traveling 1200 miles to the town of Grand Forks, North Dakota and back. The good news is that our oldest is now moved into his freshman dorm room. The not-so-good news: both dads miss him terribly and he has only been gone for a few days.

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Grilled Steak Tacos

After getting him settled, we had to rush back on Sunday so that we could celebrate the 16th birthday of our next oldest son. Where has that time gone? For a solid two days it seemed that I didn’t know if I was coming or going. Unfortunately with all of the running around this weekend, we ate out a lot. When Monday finally arrived, I was happy to get back to work in the kitchen and even more excited to be able to eat a meal at home. But what would it be?

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Having been gone all weekend, we didn’t have a chance to stock up the refrigerator. My first order of business was to try and figure out a menu for the week.

Although I was in the mood to cook, I was not in the mood for a lot of work, or a lot of clean up. Using the grill was a simple decision and what goes great on the grates? Another no brainer, steak. Thus, No-Brainer Grilled Steak Tacos it would be.

A steak taco on a plate.
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These grilled steak tacos were so very easy to put together. I took the liberty to take a few shortcuts. I used a store-bought garlic and herb marinade for the skirt steak. The nice thing about using a skirt/flat steak is that it cooks on the grill very quickly.

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While I waited 30 minutes for the steak to soak in the flavorful marinade, I turned on the grill and put the rest of the meal together. I decided to grill a few pieces of corn to use as a condiment for the tacos. You can let your imagination run wild and top these tacos with whatever you want.

a soft shell taco with steak and cheese
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When all was said and done, these grilled streak tacos were easy to put together and just what we all needed to start our week out deliciously! Give them a try, for a no-brainer meal that the whole family will enjoy.  -Scott

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No-Brainer Grilled Steak Tacos

5 from 1 vote
Easy and delicious grilled steak tacos.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
By: Scott from Platter Talk


  • 2 Lbs Skirt Steak
  • 6 oz marinade, I used garlic and herb
  • 2 ears corn on the cob roasted
  • 1/2 cup Queso Fresco, Mexican fresh farmers crumbling cheese
  • 1 cup lettuce, choped
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 2 avocado, sliced
  • 4 Flour tortillas
  • 1/4 cup Chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup Sour cream
  • 1 cup salsa


  • Using a meat tenderizer or the bottom side of a heavy skillet, pound steak to get meat to about 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Put steak in a ziplock bag with marinade and allow to set in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  • Husk corn and place on a hot grill until corn is caramelized and cooked. Slice corn off cob and set aside.
  • Prepare condiments by chopping and dicing vegetables for the tacos then set aside.
  • Place steak on grill cooking 3 minutes on each side, or until preferred doneness.
  • Remove steak from grill and allow to sit for several minutes before slicing.
  • Cut steak against the grain in thin long strips.
  • Place tortillas on grill just to warm.
  • Assemble tacos using favorite condiments.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 835kcal, Carbohydrates: 53g, Protein: 62g, Fat: 43g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 168mg, Sodium: 1772mg, Potassium: 1684mg, Fiber: 10g, Sugar: 21g, Vitamin A: 1275IU, Vitamin C: 19.6mg, Calcium: 201mg, Iron: 6.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Entree
Cuisine: Grilled, Tex-Mex
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  1. Taco’s seem to be the secret solution to a decent but Quick meal! I would love this one as much as the pulled pork one I made recently 🙂 I was planning to make brisket soon. Think this taco would be awesome with buren ends too!

  2. These grilled tacos look fabulous! Thanks for sharing with Saucy Saturdays and for making me drool all over myself. I need either a bib or a change of clothes:)

  3. I am craving these tacos for dinner now. They look so good! Have a wonderful afternoon gentlemen, Catherine