Cajun Steak Tacos

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Looking for the best steak tacos with a twist? Try these Cajun Steak Tacos marinated in a flavorful combination of olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, hot sauce and spices, then grilled to perfection for a delicious meal!

Grilled Sliced Cajun Marinated Skirt Steak with Fresh Cilantro

I’ve been on a serious grilled taco kick lately and if you’re licking your lips checking out these Grilled Cajun Steak Tacos, then you’ll also want to take a peak at these Chipotle Lime Carne Asada Tacos and these Grilled Vegetable Chimichurri Tacos (I could seriously put that sauce on everything!)

Cajun Steak Tacos in Grilled Corn Tortillas with Fresh Cilantro and Cotija Cheese

How To Make a Cajun Steak Marinade

This delicious Cajun marinade is a simple combination of olive oil, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, tabasco hot sauce, old bay seasoning, oregano, thyme, red pepper flakes, salt and black pepper. Simply add all of these ingredients to a large ziplock bag with a skirt steak and allow to marinade for at least 30 minutes.

Cajun Steak Tacos

Once the steak is marinated, place on a grill over medium high heat and grill for 7-9 minutes per side. Remove from the grill and thinly slice.

You can then make tacos, taco bowls or just eat the Cajun steak straight off the cutting board like I did, because it’s just that good!

To make the steak tacos, I grilled the corn tortillas for just about 30 seconds per side, then topped the tacos with cotija cheese and fresh mango salsa.

Sliced Grilled Cajun Skirt Steak with Fresh Cilantro

What kind of steak is good for tacos?

Skirt steak is commonly used for tacos. It’s an affordable cut of steak, that when properly marinated, grilled and sliced thinly against the grain is tender and flavorful. It also cooks quickly because it’s such a thin cut, which makes it perfect for quick and easy weeknight meals.

What is a good substitute for skirt steak?

If skirt steak can’t be found, you can substitute in flank steak or hanger steak.

Cajun Steak Tacos on Grilled Corn Tortillas with Fresh Mango Salsa and Cilantro

Loving the Cajun flavors in this recipe?! Then you have to try these other Cajun favorites!

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Cajun Steak Tacos with Grilled Corn Tortillas, Cotija Cheese and Fresh Cilantro

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Sliced Cajun Marinated Grilled Skirt Steak in Grilled Corn Tortillas with Cotija Cheese and Fresh Cilantro
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Cajun Steak Tacos

Looking for the best steak tacos with a twist? Try these Cajun Steak Tacos marinated in a flavorful combination of olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, hot sauce and spices, then grilled to perfection for a delicious meal!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Cajun
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Marinating Time 30 minutes
Total Time 59 minutes
Servings 8 tacos
Calories 301 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs skirt steak

Cajun Marinade

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tbsp tabasco hot sauce
  • ½ tbsp old bay seasoning
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 8 small tortillas corn or flour
  • ½ cup cotija cheese crumbled

Optional Toppings

Instructions

  1. Add the skirt steak to a large ziplock bag with all of the ingredients for the Cajun marinade. 

  2. Toss to coat the skirt steak, place in the refrigerator and marinate for at least 30 minutes. 

  3. Heat a grill to medium-high heat. 

  4. Place the steak on the grill, grill for 7-9 minutes per side.

  5. Remove from the grill and rest on a cutting board for 5-10 minutes. 

  6. Use a sharp knife or electric knife to thinly slice the Cajun Steak against the grain. 

  7. Heat the tortillas on the grill for 30 seconds per side. 

  8. Serve the cajun steak in the tortillas with cotija cheese and the toppings of your choice.

Recipe Notes

The calorie count does not include the optional toppings and is calculated using 6 inch corn tortillas.

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