Photo: Johnny Autry; Food Styling: Charlotte Autry; Prop Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on Time
28 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 28 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 tacos)

Serve with cooked rice tossed with a tablespoon of toasted sesame oil. Shop for your meat at supercenter box stores or discount warehouses like Costco for the best prices.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 6 ingredients in a shallow dish. Add steak to dish; cover. Marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour, turning after 30 minutes.

Step 2

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

Step 3

Remove steak from marinade, and discard marinade. Thread steak onto 8 (8-inch) skewers; sprinkle with salt. Place skewers on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill 2 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Grill tortillas 30 seconds on each side or until lightly charred; keep warm. Place 2 tortillas on each of 4 plates, and divide steak evenly among tortillas. Divide the Quick Pickled Cabbage evenly among tacos; sprinkle with onions.

Ratings & Reviews

Dorseyl's Review

May 04, 2015
I thought these tacos were just okay.  They were pretty one note and unfortunately, that note was VERY acidic.  I will say that the steak/marinade were great, but altogether with the vinegary slaw, I wasn't all that impressed.  I probably wouldn't make these again.

4 1/2 stars

April 09, 2015
Really easy and VERY flavorful.  I marinaded the flank steak for 3 hours, grilled it whole, then sliced it up.  DH really liked the pickled cabbage.  I would serve this marinated steak with other meals - rice would be yummy, like Chinese take-out.  Definitely making this one again.  Super quick and easy too.

nwilker's Review

October 19, 2014
We loved this recipe! It wasn't exactly grilling weather, so i put it on a cookie rack, on a jelly roll ran and popped it under the broiler for 6 minutes on the first side, 2-4 on the second side. The char is fabulous and the flavor amazing!! I upped the sambal oelek to 2 tbl, and liked the kick. I skipped the pickled items since hubby isn't a fan. I added it to a steak salad, hubby made tacos with cheese, salsa and some cous cous. All in all a fun multi cultural meal!

chimichelle's Review

April 02, 2014
100% delicious! I add a teaspoon or two of fresh grated ginger, it gives it an additional fresh zing! I could never find anything like the pickled cabbage so we tried this and we think its amazing...we take store bought coleslaw mix which is unseasoned and dry. Then add Ken's sweet onion salad dressing just to coat the slaw. Its a perfect combination of sweet, salty, crunchy, yourself a favor and make it asap!

McFluffy's Review

December 30, 2013
Fantastic. I made the recipe exactly as written and we devoured the tacos!!! Highly recommended.

Ejacobsensf's Review

November 03, 2013

steponme's Review

September 07, 2013
Cooked steak on a grill pan on stove. They were freakin' awesome;-). Don't forget the green onions sprinkled on top; they give them that extra flavor boost!

ehensley1's Review

January 17, 2013
Whoa, it's hard to believe that so few ingredients make such for such a stunningly delicious final product! As someone else mentioned, this marinade makes the steak taste amazing and is really the only thing keeping this from being plain, though the grilled corn tortillas and slaw help, too! Speaking of the slaw, for those who weren't fans, might I suggest trying it with broccoli slaw next time? It's the only kind of slaw I like, and it was incredible with these. Unlike other tacos (and Asian dishes) I didn't feel the need to add any condiments on top, and for me that's really saying something! This recipe is so perfect it would be hard to improve.

Onecentinvegas's Review

August 29, 2012
This recipe really was fall-down-dead delicious!! Fast and easy. Made it as written, but added shreded carrots and slivered peppers to the quick pickled cabbage. Served on flour tortillas. Was sooooooooooooo good! Make the cabbage--it definitely adds to the dish. Husband ate three helpings. DEFINITELY will make again! YUMMMMMMM!

cvillecook's Review

August 26, 2012
The marinade in this recipe is amazing! I tasted it (before adding the meat obviously) and I knew that this was going to be a winner. I used pork instead of beef and used a chili sauce I had instead of the paste, but other than that stuck to the recipe. I enjoyed the cabbage, but agree with another reviewer that adding some more veggies, carrots, cucumbers would liven it up.