Easy Steak Tacos

These Steak Tacos have become my new favorite. Super easy to make with flat iron steak and a delicious Pomegranate marinade.

easy steak tacos

I love this Steak Taco recipe. Super easy to make but you have to give the steak time to marinate in the pomegranate marinade.

flat iron steak in skillet

You can use 3 different kinds of meat for this taco recipe. A flat iron steak, skirt steak, or flank steak. They are very similar in nature and cook to the same internal temperature.

easy steak tacos

When the time comes to warm up your tortillas, you have a few options. You can wrap the tortillas in foil and bake them for 10 minutes at 350°F.

You can also put them in a non-stick pan to heat both sides of the tortilla (this is how I usually do it), heat them over an open flame, or if you must, wrap them in a damp paper towel and microwave them for about 30 seconds.

easy steak tacos

It is critical to let the meat marinate for as long as possible. This will help tenderize the meat. You don’t want to have tough chewy steak in your tacos!

For planning purposes, you should plan for two tacos per person. Each taco will have approximately 2 ounces of meat plus toppings. For reference, one pound of ground beef will yield about 14 ounces once cooked.

easy steak tacos

You will need the following ingredients to make this Steak Tacos recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Flat Iron Steak, Corn or Flour Tortillas, Pomegranate Juice, Fresh Lime Juice, Olive Oil, Garlic Cloves, Fresh Jalapeño, Fresh Cilantro and Kosher Salt.

Optional toppings for your tacos includes: Avocado Cotija Cheese Fresh Cilantro, Salsa Verde, Sour Cream and Red Onions.

  1. Add the flat iron steak to a 1 gallon freezer bag.
  2. In a bowl, combine the pomegranate juice, lime juice, olive oil, garlic, jalapeño, cilantro and salt. Pour the marinade into the bag with the steak. Marinate for a minimum of 6 hours or overnight.
  3. Heat the grill or a skillet over high heat. Remove the steak from the marinade. Grill for 5 to 7 minutes per side for medium rare, 130°F internal temperature or 145°F internal temperature for medium.
  4. Remove the meat to a cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
  5. Heat the tortillas using your preferred method.
  6. Thinly slice the steak against the grain. Divide the slices among the tortillas. Top with your favorite toppings.

Printable Recipe Card

steak tacos

Easy Steak Tacos

These Steak Tacos have become my new favorite. Super easy to make with flat iron steak and a delicious Pomegranate marinade.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Marinate Time 6 hours
Total Time6 hours 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 16 tacos
Calories 129 kcal

Equipment

  • BBQ / Grill (or skillet)
  • Bowl for Mixing

Ingredients
 

Tacos
  • 1 lb Flat Iron Steak, or skirt steak or flank steak
  • 16 Corn Tortillas, or flour
Marinade
  • cups Pomegranate Juice
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Fresh Lime Juice
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, pressed
  • 1 Fresh Jalapeño, diced
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Cilantro
  • 1 Tsp Kosher Salt
Toppings (optional)
  • Avocado
  • Cotija Cheese
  • Fresh Cilantro, chopped
  • Salsa Verde
  • Sour Cream
  • Red Onion, sliced

Instructions
 

  • Add the flat iron steak to a 1 gallon freezer bag.
  • In a bowl, combine the pomegranate juice, lime juice, olive oil, garlic, jalapeño, cilantro and salt. Pour the marinade into the bag with the steak. Marinate for a minimum of 6 hours or overnight.
  • Heat the grill or a skillet over high heat. Remove the steak from the marinade. Grill for 5 to 7 minutes per side for medium rare, 130°F internal temperature or 145°F internal temperature for medium.
  • Remove the meat to a cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
  • Heat the tortillas using your preferred method.
  • Thinly slice the steak against the grain. Divide the slices among the tortillas. Top with your favorite toppings.

Notes

When the time comes to warm up your tortillas, you have a few options. You can wrap the tortillas in foil and bake them for 10 minutes at 350°F. You can also put them in a non-stick pan to heat both sides of the tortilla (this is how I usually do it), heat them over an open flame, or if you must, wrap them in a damp paper towel and microwave them for about 30 seconds.

Nutrition

Calories: 129kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 7gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 179mgPotassium: 166mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 28IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Marcie says:

    I love Steak Tacos. This recipe is my number one recipe for tacos. Very delicious.