Photo: Christopher Testani; Styling: Paige Hicks
Hands-on Time
25 Mins
Total Time
25 Mins
Serves 8 (serving size: about 3 ounces steak, 2 tortillas, and about 2 tablespoons mojo)

This delicious steak tostada recipe cuts back on calories and sodium by using 6-inch whole-grain corn tortillas instead of flour, meaning you can afford to eat two.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a large grill pan over medium-high heat. Combine 2 teaspoons cumin, ground red pepper, 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder, and 3/4 teaspoon salt in a bowl; rub mixture over steak. Lightly coat steak with cooking spray. Add steak to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Let stand 5 minutes.

Step 2

Place garlic in a pan with enough water to cover; bring to a boil, and cook 1 minute. Drain; finely chop garlic, and transfer to a medium bowl. Add juices, cilantro, oil, remaining 2 teaspoons cumin, remaining 1/2 teaspoon chile powder, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt; stir with a whisk to combine.

Step 3

Heat tortillas according to package directions. Thinly slice steak diagonally across the grain, and serve with sauce and tortillas.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews


February 22, 2016
Our absolute favorite. I just cut down on the cayenne a bit

Mojo thin

July 06, 2015
Is the Mojo suppose to be so thin. Seemed like it needed more cilantro. Otherwise the taste was great with the Mango Avocado Guacamole. I decreased the red pepper to 1/2 teaspoon and it was plenty hot still for us.


June 27, 2015
Very tasty - we used venison steak instead of flank steak and served the mango guacamole from the same issue on the side (great pairing). 

My goodness!

June 24, 2015
These were so quick, so easy, and so delicious! We loved the spiciness and the sauce was outstanding. Good week night dinner!


June 07, 2015
These were easy and tasty. The rub is quite spicy though. I served it with fresh corn cut off the cob which I added in the tacos along with avacodo and the sauce. I will make these again but cut back on the cayenne in the rub.

Ez Peezee

April 26, 2015
I too did the steak on the grill and 2lb needed about 6-7 min each side to get to 135 degree for med rare. Delish and subtle flavors. If time is a crunch skip the sauce and just do the rub!


April 26, 2015
These were great steak tacos. Since it was nice out, I cooked the steak on the grill and it turned out perfectly. Nice and tender, a nice blend of spices and flavor. Nothing too spicy, as a roommate that typically shy's away from heat enjoyed them. The cilantro mixture was refreshing. 


April 18, 2015
This was great; would serve to company.