Easy Dinner Idea – Authentic Tacos Recipe

Are you looking for easy dinner ideas? Try this authentic Tacos recipe from my book, Not Just Tacos.

Serves 4 to 6

Prep Time 10 minutes

Total Time 30 minutes

We start our journey with authentic Tacos. Contrary to popular belief, tacos are not a hard shell with ground beef, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, and guacamole. These fresh and simple Tacos are the actual way Mexicans eat this delicious entree. This allows you to feel the “kick” of the black pepper and the bountiful flavors with just a few ingredients. The contrast between the cilantro and the meat flavor is amazing!


° 4 pounds flank steak, thinly sliced crosswise

° 1 tablespoon salt

° 2 tablespoons garlic powder

° 1 tablespoon black powder

° 1 tablespoon cumin powder

° 1 tablespoon oil

° Juice of 2 limes

° 1 (24 count) package corn tortillas, preferably Mission brand

° 1 large white onion, diced

° 1 bunch cilatro, chopped

° Pico de Gallo (optional) (page 32 Not Just Tacos)


1. Slice beef thinly across the grain. Season meat with salt, garlic, black pepper and cumin powder. Let it rest.

2. In a frying pan, over high heat, add oil. You want the pan hot so it sears the beef.

3. Add one-third of the beef and cook until browned. Be careful it doesn’t cook too much and cause the meat to become dry. When the beef comes out of the pan, squeeze lime juice all over. Continue to cook the rest of the beef in batches.

4. In a dry pan, over medium heat, warm the corn tortillas, one by one, or as space is available. Keep them w arm in the oven on low heat.

5. To assemble the Taco, lay beef across the tortilla and sprinkle with fresh onions, cilantro and Pico de Gallo. If fresh onions are too strong for you, simply saute them until translucent.

TO SERVE: Accompany with a side of refried beans and Pico de Gallo (page 32 Not Just Tacos).

VARIATION: Tacos can also be made with chicken or pork.

¡Buen Provecho!!!

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