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tacos al carbon

Tacos Al Carbon

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Use either your gas or charcoal grill for the perfect grilled steak tacos that are packed with authentic flavor!

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 tacos 1x


  • 1 1/2 pounds flank steak
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 12 corn tortillas

Toppings: avocado, red onion, cilantro, tomatoes, sour cream, and cilantro


  1. Heat your gas or charcoal grill on high. Let it preheat for 15 minutes so it is very hot.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the marinade ingredients.
  3. Cut the flank steak into 3 long, even strips, cutting with the grain of the meat. Doing this helps the steak to cook evenly without overcooking on the edges if you were to grill it whole.
  4. Spread the marinade all over the steak and massage it into the meat with your hands.
  5. Cook the steak for 8-10 minutes on the very hot grill, flipping every 2 minutes to encourage even cooking. The internal temperature should be 125-130 degrees when finished. Set the cooked steak on a clean plate and loosely tent with foil for 10 minutes to allow it to rest before cutting.
  6. Char the corn tortillas on the grill and wrap them in a clean towel to keep them warm.
  7. After the steak rests, slice it thinly against the grain. Sprinkle on a bit more kosher salt over the slices and serve inside a tortilla topped with red onion, tomato, avocado, sour cream, and fresh cilantro.
  • Author: Carole Jones
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Serving Size: 1 taco
  • Calories: 152 kcal
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 362 mg
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 13 g
  • Cholesterol: 38 mg