Greg DuPree
Hands-On Time
20 Mins
Total Time
30 Mins
Serves 4

Juicy, spice-rubbed steak, charred tortillas, and a fresh tomato salsa. What’s not to like? In a world where you can buy almost any meal to go, and ready-made steak rubs are a dime a dozen, it’s a grounding practice to cook every element of dinner from scratch. And, in the case of these easy steak tacos, making each part doesn’t have to take more than 30 minutes. Serve the tacos with ice-cold light beers and a chopped romaine salad, if desired.

How to Make It

Step 1

Mix paprika, cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, and 2 teaspoons salt in a small bowl. Rub all over steak.

Step 2

Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high. Lightly oil grates. Cook steak, turning occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes for medium-rare. Transfer to a cutting board; let rest for 10 minutes before slicing against the grain.

Step 3

Toss onion, oil, pepper, and ½ teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Cook onion over high until charred, about 2 minutes per side.

Step 4

Mix tomatoes, cilantro, lime juice, chile, and remaining 1 teaspoon salt in a bowl.

Step 5

Toast tortillas over an open flame or in a dry skillet over high until lightly charred, 10 to 15 seconds per side.

Step 6

Divide steak among tortillas and top with tomato mixture, charred onion, and cilantro.

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