How to Cook Steak Tacos on the Stove

LAST UPDATED: Dec 21, 2018 | PUBLISHED: Feb 07, 2015 | By: Julie Blanner

Get the tips & tricks to the best steak tacos

Winter can be brutal in the midwest. It’s far too cold to even think about grilling steak outdoors, but that doesn’t subside my craving for steak tacos. Actually, I prefer steak for my tacos prepared on the stove. I used to be intimated by it because the only thing worse than a dry steak is dry chicken – eh. Today I’m sharing how to cook steak tacos on the stove. It’s incredibly easy – here’s the juicy details…

Get juicy, flavorful steak every time on the stove

Heat pan over medium-high heat.

Brush your steak with vegetable oil & lightly sprinkle with cayenne pepper.

Cook the steak 4-5 minutes on the first side & just 4 minutes on the other side.

Transfer to a plate & allow to rest 5-10 minutes before slicing depending on how done you want it.

Get juicy, flavorful steak every time on the stove

Tips for cooking steak on the stove:

Steak is best prepared in a cast iron fry pan. If you don’t have one, use stainless steel. The meat grips the pan making any non-stick/teflon pans undesirable.

Most taco recipes call for flank steak, but I think it’s a little too chewy {which is why it’s frequently masked in marinade}. Choose a strip steak for unforgettable tacos!

Remove your steak from the refrigerator & allow it to rest 10 minutes before preparing it.

Keep it simple. The best tacos aren’t overdone with marinades, sauces, etc. Just a few fresh ingredients. I love using corn salsa or simply a squeeze of lime, caramelized onions & a little cheese. Cilantro is always great as well!

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How to Cook Steak Tacos on the Stove

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Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

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Instructions

  • Heat pan over medium-high heat.
  • Brush your steak with vegetable oil & lightly sprinkle with cayenne pepper.
  • Cook the steak 4-5 minutes on the first side & just 4 minutes on the other side.
  • Transfer to a plate & allow to rest 5-10 minutes before slicing - it will continue to cook. The longer it rests, the more done it will be.
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Are tacos in your dinner rotation? We have them nearly once a week! It’s such a simple & flavorful weeknight meal.

Julie

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