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Grilled Steak Tacos With Cilantro Lime Crema

Grilled Steak Tacos With Cilantro Lime Crema

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican Inspired
Keyword easy-steak-recipes, grilled-steak-tacos, tacos
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting time 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Melissa Sperka


  • Tacos:
  • 2 lb top sirloin steak
  • 2 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • Cilantro-Lime Crema:
  • cup crema i.e. Cacique
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ 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.