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Tequila Lime Flank Steak

My most favorite flank steak! This marinade would also do well with chicken and skirt steak!

This made enough steak for 2 people - buy a bigger steak and increase the marinade recipe for more people as needed!

You'll need:

  • 1 lb flank steak

  • 1 shot tequila

  • 1/2 shot gran gala (or fresh orange juice)

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 lime, zest + juice

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes

  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon butter, split in half

For tacos:

  • tortillas - see below for my recipes

  • more limes, cut into wedges

  • diced onion (yellow or shallot)

  • cilantro

  • avocado


  1. Combine all marinade ingredients in a plastic bag and mix. Tenderize your steak by hitting it with a meat hammer if you have one. Place your steak in the baggie and marinate for at least 30 minutes or all day. Take it out of the fridge for 10 minutes before cooking.

  2. When you're ready to cook, heat a cast iron skillet over medium for 5 minutes then add 2 tablespoons avocado oil and 1/2 tablespoon butter. When the butter has melted add in your steak and don't move it for 5 minutes. After five minutes, flip it and don't move it for another 5 minutes. Add in the other 1/2 tablespoon of butter then flip and cook another 2-3 minutes on each side. Depending on how thick the steak is, it'll cook faster or slower. One way to tell is by using a meat thermometer (I'm not that thorough) but it should be 125 for rare, 130 for medium rare and 135 for medium.

  3. Remove the steak and let it sit for 5-10 minutes then cut it into thin slices against the grain.

  4. Serve!


  • I use this for fajita style tacos but it would also be good on a salad, in a burrito, rice bowl etc.

  • If you have a grill (wow, jealous) you can easily make this on your grill! I don't have the exact instructions because I do not have a grill (sad).

  • for homemade tortillas - I have two recipes! 50/50 corn& flour or fully flour

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