Pairing marinated grilled steak with onions makes for flavorful and vibrant tacos, but it's our Easy Tomatillo Salsa that takes this dish into truly delicious territory.



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Instructions Checklist
  • In a small bowl, whisk together oil, chile powder, brown sugar, soy sauce, and lime juice. Place steak in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish and cover with marinade. Turn once to coat steak, then cover dish tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.

  • Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Clean and lightly oil hot grill. Remove steak from marinade, letting excess drip off; reserve marinade. Season steak with salt and pepper. Grill onion and steak, flipping occasionally, until onion is lightly charred and steak is medium-rare, about 10 minutes. Brush onion and steak with reserved marinade and cook 1 minute more, flipping once. Place onion on a serving plate. Transfer steak to a cutting board, loosely tent with foil, and let rest 10 minutes before thinly slicing against the grain. Serve steak and onion with tortillas, salsa, and lime wedges.

Cook's Notes

In a heavy skillet, toast tortillas over medium until browned in spots. Or, wrap a stack of them in parchment-lined foil and warm in a 400-degree oven for 5 minutes.

Reviews (2)

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Rating: 5 stars
We love this recipe and marinade! We usually don't need to add any salsa, just the marinated steak, onions, and sour cream are great!
Rating: 5 stars
This was excellent! I bought a little bit cheaper steak, so I marinated it overnight instead of an hour. It was super tender and delicious! The tomatillos salsa was also a nice touch. A little bitter, sour and spicy -- we loved it. I added a homemade chilpotle-lime sour cream as the magazine version of the recipe suggested. I would make this again, only this time I'd use way more chipotle chile pepper powder; we like spicy!