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Love Mexican?  These festive steak tacos come together in just minutes, and can be frozen ahead, then thrown on the grill for an effortless home-cooked meal that makes any night a fiesta!

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, so I thought it was the perfect time to share our new favorite taco recipe! If you read this blog regularly, you already know that I am a little obsessed with “cheater” freezer cooking. Not only are these simple meals quick & easy to throw together, they save us a ton of money on groceries (and especially on eating out.)  Better yet, they make our sometimes hectic weekdays SO much simpler!

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These flavorful grilled steak tacos will make any weeknight feel like a party. To make them as part of a freezer cooking day, just split the meat & marinade into multiple bags, then throw it right into the freezer–no cooking required! Making it ahead of time is not necessary, though, as it is equally delicious just marinated in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

10 Meals in an Hour

Here is what you need:

1 can cola
1/4 cup olive oil
the juice of 3 limes
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
2 3-4 lbs skirt steak
 
For cooking day:
1 jar of chunky salsa
2 avocados
shredded lettuce
taco shells
shredded cheddar cheese
 
Freezer Cooking

Step 1: Squeeze limes to release fresh lime juice.

Main Course Meat

Step 2: Whisk lime juice, cola, olive oil, chili powder, salt, & pepper together in bowl, then divide into 2 1-gallon freezer bags. (If freezing, be sure to label bags ahead of time.)

Grilled Steak

Step 3: Marinate steak in bag for at least 30 minutes or longer, or press out air from bag and freeze.

Grilled Steak Taco Recipe

Step 4: Thaw if frozen. Grill 6-8 minutes per side, basting with additional marinade, if desired.

Grilled Steak Tacos for the Freezer

Step 5: Let meat rest for 5-7 minutes, then slice thin (use a very sharp knife or an electric knife if you have one) and serve with your favorite taco toppings–shredded lettuce, avocado, salsa, etc. in your choice of hard or soft taco shells.

Grilled Steak Tacos

These grilled steak tacos make any night a fiesta!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Grilled Steak Tacos
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 6 people

Ingredients

  • 1 can of cola
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • the juice of 3 limes
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 3-4 lb skirt steaks
  • 1 jar of chunky salsa
  • 2 avocados
  • shredded lettuce
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • taco shells

Instructions

  1. Squeeze limes to release fresh lime juice.
  2. Whisk lime juice, cola, olive oil, chili powder, salt and pepper together in bowl, then divide into 2 1-gallon freezer bags. (If freezing, be sure to label bags ahead of time.)

  3. Marinate steak in bag for at least 30 minutes or longer, or press out air from bag and freeze.
  4. Thaw if frozen. Grill 6-8 minutes per side, basting with additional marinade, if desired.
  5. Let meat rest for 5-7 minutes, then slice thin (use a very sharp knife or an electric knife if you have one.) 

  6. Serve with your favorite taco toppings: shredded lettuce, avocado, salsa, etc. in your choice of hard or soft taco shells.

Love Mexican?  These festive steak tacos come together in just minutes, and can be frozen ahead, then thrown on the grill for an effortless home-cooked meal that makes any night a fiesta!

Ruth Soukup

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