Citrus Marinated Steak and Pepper Tacos

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It has been way too long since I have shared a taco recipe, especially since although I haven't been sharing taco recipes my taco consumption has only increased as it gets hotter outside. They are just the ideal summer food in my opinion - easy to cook, packed with fresh ingredients, and perfect for a crowd. And while I have been eating these Ancho Fish Tacos almost weekly, last week we decided to switch it up and make some steak tacos.

To make sure they have plenty of flavor, I like to start with a marinade of lime juice, orange juice, cilantro, garlic, jalapeno, and soy sauce. You could use salt instead, but I like the earthiness soy sauce adds. Then after everything hangs out in the marinade for an hour, the steak takes a quick trip to the grill and is ready in under 15 minutes. For the beef, usually I use flank steak but you could also use sirloin, hanger, flatiron, or skirt steak. Then just add your favorite toppings and dinner is ready.

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Citrus Marinated Steak and Pepper Tacos

Citrus Marinated Steak and Pepper Tacos

PREP TIME: 1 Hours
TOTAL TIME: 1 Hours, 15 Min
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  • 1 lb. lean flank steak
  • 1 U lime, juice only
  • 1 U orange, juice only
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 2 U garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 U jalapeno, minced (optional)
  • 1 tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 U red pepper
  • 1 U green pepper
  • 8 U corn tortillas (low carb if needed)

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Marinate the steak in the lime juice, orange juice, cilantro, garlic cloves, jalapeno, soy sauce, cumin, and pepper for at least 1 hour but no more than 4 hours. The steak begins to break down from the citrus if marinated too long.


When ready to cook, cook the steak on a hot grill for about 5-6 minutes each side for medium. At the same time, place the whole peppers on the grill and rotate every few minutes.


Let the steak rest for 10 minutes and then slice into thin, bite size pieces. Meanwhile, peel the charred skin off the peppers and remove the seeds. Chop into bite size pieces.


Warm the tortillas on the grill and top with your favorite toppings - cilantro, onions, salsa, guacamole, radishes, cheese, tomatoes, or sour cream.

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Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 2 tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 308
Calories from Fat 78
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 78mg
Sodium 221mg
Total Carbohydrate 30g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 5g
Protein 28g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

Citrus Marinated Steak and Pepper Tacos
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