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Grilled Steak Tacos With Cilantro Lime Crema

These beautifully charred Grilled Steak Tacos With Cilantro Lime Crema will turn any meal into a homemade fiesta. Celebrate South-of-the-border flavors for dinner tonight.
Grilled Steak Tacos With Cilantro Lime Crema

Grilled Steak Tacos with Cilantro Lime Crema

When we have tacos, they’re most often filled with something other than ground beef. These steak tacos are kicked-up with a homemade cilantro lime crema. I know crema sounds as if it’s an ingredient that’s hard to find but, it’s usually found with ease at most grocery stores including Walmart. It has a pleasing smooth texture and mild flavor that adds authenticity to the toppings.

Grilled Steak Tacos With Cilantro Lime Crema

Use Quality Ingredients for the Best Steak Tacos

I usually make all of my marinades completely from scratch, but, being in a hurry, I turned to a pre-mixed seasoning blend to simplify preparation. Using a good quality taco or fiesta seasoning, olive oil and lime juice was all it took to make this meat flavorful and ready to be grilled. These tacos can be prepared on a grill pan on the stovetop or outdoors, the choice is yours. I was actually pleased with the results and it simplified my mealtime plans. Let the steak marinate overnight then grill it to your desired level of doneness. No two people like their steaks cooked exactly the same for us we all enjoy medium. Enjoy succulent, tender, steak strips wrapped in tortillas topped with your favorite fixin’s  just like we do at our house. You may also enjoy these Stir-fry Tacos from Food Network.


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Grilled Steak Tacos With Cilantro Lime Crema

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Resting time5 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican Inspired
Keyword: easy-steak-recipes, grilled-steak-tacos, tacos
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 244kcal
Author: Melissa Sperka


  • Tacos:
  • 2 lb top sirloin steak
  • 2 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • Cilantro-Lime Crema:
  • 2/3 cup crema i.e. Cacique
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Assorted toppings: Queso fresco cilantro-lime crema, taco sauce, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, onion slices, crumbled pickled jalapeno slices


  • Marinade: Mix together the taco seasoning, lime juice and vegetable oil. Stir until fully blended and the seasoning has dissolved. Place the meat into a plastic storage bag and pour the marinade on top. Shake making sure the marinade covers all sides of the meat. Marinate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.
  • Mix together all ingredients for the crema, cover and chill thoroughly.
  • To grill the steak: Remove the steak from the plastic bag and discard the marinade.
  • Grill the steaks on medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes on each side or to your desired level of doneness.
  • Rest covered loosely with aluminum foil for 5 minutes before slicing thinly across the grain.
  • Serve with warm grilled tortillas or crispy taco shells and assorted toppings of your choice.
  • Serve with a generous drizzle of cilantro-lime crema.


Crema has a milder taste compared to sour cream. It's found alongside the speciality Mexican cheeses in the dairy section of most grocery stores. If you can't find it, sour cream always works.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 428mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 187IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2mg
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