Flat iron steak is an inexpensive but totally flavorful cut of meat, especially when marinated in a citrus adobo sauce to make my favorite steak tacos.
Course Main Course
Keyword steak, tacos
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Marinating Time 1hour
Total Time 1hour45minutes
For the Marinade:
2chipotle peppers plus 2 tablespoons adobo sauce from the can
1/2cupcilantro leaves and stems(or a large fistful)
For the Tacos:
1 1/2poundsflat iron steak
Chopped cilantro leaves
Marinate the Steak:
Poke holes in the steak with a large knife, taking care to make the holes with the grain. Add the steak to a gallon size freezer bag.
Add the orange juice, garlic cloves, chipotle peppers and adobo sauce, cilantro, cumin, cinnamon and kosher salt into a blender. Puree until smooth then pour into the freezer bag with the steak, seal and refrigerate for 1 hour up to overnight.
Make the Steak Tacos:
Let the steak come to room temperature before grilling, about 20 minutes. Oil grates with grapeseed oil and preheat it on high heat.
Reduce the heat to medium-high and grill the meat for 10 minutes on each side or until cooked to desired doneness.
Allow the steak to rest on a platter, covered with foil, for 10 minutes before cutting.
Warm the tortillas over a gas flame or on the grill. Assemble the tacos with sliced avocado, chopped onion, tomatoes, cilantro, queso fresco, and a squeeze of grilled limes or sliced jalapeño if you like.