Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Kellie Gerber Kelley
Total Time
55 Mins
Serves 6 (serving size: 2 tacos)

Grill flames give hot peppers delectable smokiness. Find queso fresco at Mexican markets or in the Latin cheese section of large supermarkets.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat grill to high heat.

Step 2

Combine steak and juice in a large zip-top bag; let stand 30 minutes, turning occasionally. Remove steak from marinade; discard marinade. Sprinkle steak with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Lightly coat grill rack with cooking spray. Place chiles on grill rack; grill 12 minutes or until charred on all sides, turning occasionally. Wrap chiles in foil; let stand 10 minutes. Place onion slices on grill; grill 10 minutes, turning once. Place tomato on grill; grill 6 minutes or until softened. Place steak on grill; grill 3 minutes on each side ?or until desired degree of doneness. Lightly coat cheese with cooking spray. Add cheese to grill; grill 1 minute on each side or until browned.

Step 3

Peel, seed, and chop grilled chiles; place in a medium bowl. Chop onion and tomato; add to chiles. Stir in remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, olive oil, and minced garlic. Cut steak across the grain into thin slices.

Step 4

Warm tortillas according to package directions. Divide steak, onion mixture, cheese, avocado, and jalapeño among tortillas. Serve with lime wedges.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

3 1/2 stars

April 01, 2016
Very flavorful.  I marinated the steak for 2 hours and on our Traeger, grilled for 6 minutes on each side, then gave it 5 to rest and it came out perfectly.  To save time I used our food processor to chop the salsa which came out with a nice heat - we didn't bother with the jalapeno.  The grilling of the cheese was not successful (what a mess!) so we used some shredded cheddar.  All in all a good meal, I'd make it again but it is pretty time consuming with a lot of steps for a weeknight dinner.

carolfitz's Review

July 29, 2014
Cheating off Rick Bayless, we added some minced garlic to the lime juice, scraping off any bits before grilling. Loved the grilled veg, next time might add a bit of chopped cilantro but the tacos were great as-is. Served with corn mixed with green chiles & refried black beans.

Acurl12's Review

July 17, 2014
Overall the tacos were good, the combination of the peppers/onions with the cheese was delicious. My husband and I were both disappointed with meat itself, it really lacked flavor. We're adding this to our short list of recipes knowing that we'll tweak the marinade for the steak.

Qstarq's Review

August 30, 2014