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Carnitas-Style Grilled Beef Tacos


Carnitas-Style Grilled Beef Tacos

Healthy, hearty tacos are always a hit at any gathering. Omaha Steaks Flat Iron Steaks, marinated in sauce bursting with zesty flavor, are topped with fresh cilantro and lime wedges for to-die-for freshness. Tomatillo and avocado salsa combine to make the perfect garnish for this crowd-pleasing dish.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Marinade Time2 hrs
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Flat Iron Steaks Recipe, Grilled Beef, Carnitas Tacos
Servings: 6
Calories: 570kcal


  • 4 Omaha Steaks Flat Iron Steaks
  • 18 small corn tortillas 6 to 7-inch diameter


  • Minced white onion chopped fresh cilantro, lime wedges


  • 1 cup prepared tomatillo salsa
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Avocado Salsa

  • 1-1/2 cups prepared tomatillo salsa
  • 1 large avocado diced
  • 2/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup minced white onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Combine marinade ingredients in small bowl. Place beef steaks and marinade in food-safe plastic bag; turn steaks to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 15 minutes to 2 hours.
  • Remove steaks from marinade; discard marinade. Place steaks on grill over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 10 to 14 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, turning once.
  • Meanwhile combine avocado salsa ingredients in medium bowl. Set aside.
  • Place tortillas on grill. Grill until warm and slightly charred. Remove; keep warm.
  • Carve steaks into slices. Serve in tortillas with avocado salsa. Top with onion, cilantro and lime wedges, as desired.


Recipe and Photo courtesy of The Beef Checkoff


Calories: 570kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 47g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 880mg | Fiber: 9g

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