See more
Tequila-Lime Flank Steak With Peppers and Onions

Tequila-Lime Flank Steak With Peppers and Onions

Real Simple SEPTEMBER 2004

  • Yield: Makes 6 servings


  • 2/3 cup lime juice (6 to 8 medium limes)
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced or crushed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds flank steak
  • 4 bell peppers, each cut into 12 wedges
  • 1 large sweet onion, cut into 8 wedges
  • 6 (6-inch) flour tortillas
  • Salsa, chopped avocados, sour cream (optional)


Stir together the first 8 ingredients in a medium bowl to make the marinade. Combine the steak and 3/4 cup of the marinade in a large zip-top bag. Place the peppers and onion in another large zip-top bag, and pour in the remaining marinade. Seal the bags and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 hours, turning occasionally. Coat a grill rack or grill pan with vegetable cooking spray. Remove the steak and vegetables from the bags and discard the marinade. Grill the steak 8 minutes per side and the vegetables 8 to 10 minutes, turning them every 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the steak and vegetables from the grill. Keep the vegetables warm and let the steak sit for 10 minutes before slicing. Wrap the tortillas in foil and place on the grill or a grill pan to warm for a few minutes. Cut the steak on an angle, against the grain, into thin slices. Fill the tortillas with peppers, onion, and steak. Top with salsa, diced avocado, or sour cream (if desired).

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 70mg
  • Calories: 307
  • Calories from fat: 31%
  • Carbohydrate: 24g
  • Cholesterol: 45mg
  • Fat: 11g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Protein: 26mg
  • Saturated fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 350mg

Go to Full Version of

Tequila-Lime Flank Steak With Peppers and Onions Recipe