Fiery Red Chili-Marinated Steak Tacos


Ignite your taste buds with Fiery Red Chili-Marinated Steak Tacos! This dish features tender, marinated steak infused with the bold flavors of red chili, creating an explosion of taste in every bite. Tucked into soft taco shells and complemented with fresh toppings, these tacos are a thrilling treat for spice lovers.

Fiery Red Chili-Marinated Steak Tacos

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time (including marination): 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Serves: 4
  • Serving Size: 2 tacos per person

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 400 kcal
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Fat: 20g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sodium: 300mg


  • Flank or Skirt Steak: 600g (1.3 lb / 21 oz)
  • For the Red Chili Marinade:
  • Red Chili Peppers, seeded and chopped: 3 medium
  • Garlic, minced: 10g (0.35 oz / 0.02 lb)
  • Lime Juice: 30 ml (1 oz / 0.06 lb)
  • Olive Oil: 30 ml (1 oz / 0.06 lb)
  • Cumin Powder: 5g (0.18 oz / 0.01 lb)
  • Salt and Pepper: To taste
  • Soft Taco Shells: 8
  • For Toppings:
    • Fresh Cilantro, chopped
    • Diced Onion
    • Sliced Avocado
    • Lime Wedges

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Prepare the marinade: Blend the red chili peppers, garlic, lime juice, olive oil, cumin, salt, and pepper until smooth.
  2. Marinate the steak: Coat the steak with the marinade and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  3. Grill the steak: Preheat the grill to high heat. Grill the steak to your desired doneness. Let it rest for 10 minutes, then slice thinly.
  4. Warm the taco shells: Heat the taco shells in a dry pan or in the oven as per package instructions.
  5. Assemble the tacos: Fill each taco shell with slices of grilled steak and top with cilantro, onion, avocado, and a squeeze of lime.
  6. Serve: Enjoy the tacos hot and fresh.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Let the steak marinate for as long as possible for deeper flavor.
  • Slice the steak against the grain for tender bites.
  • Customize the toppings to your preference, adding things like sour cream or cheese.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use a different type of meat?

Yes, chicken or pork can also be used with this marinade.

How spicy are these tacos?

They have a moderate kick, but you can adjust the amount of chili to suit your taste.

Can I prepare the steak in advance?

Yes, you can marinate and even grill the steak ahead of time, then reheat it for serving.