Smoky, tender grilled flank tacos! Let tacos rule!  

Delicious smoky flank tacos for Taco Tuesday, Taco Thursday, or Meat Monday!

Yep, I’m back again with the tacos.  Smoky flank tacos to boot! 

I really believe tacos make the world go round plus I got two new grills that I gotta use or Management, with a capital M, will be on my ass about why I have so many grills and blah, blah, blah.  

As long as Management is fed tacos, she won’t fuss about the grills.   And she was pretty happy about these tacos.  Easy, smoky spices and tender flank steak – it made for the perfect tacos.  

I’ve really got nothing too much to say about these tacos (haven’t I spoken enough about my obsession with tacos?) besides do it!   We used the leftovers in the morning for breakfast tacos and we then had flank steak salads with the leftover leftovers.  It was brilliant!  

I will talk about what we put on them.  We like to keep it very simple.  I make a quick pico de gallo: Toss chopped tomatoes, red onions, cilantro, jalapeño in a bowl.  Add lime juice and a pinch of salt.  Done.  

Management does a corn and black bean situation.  Again, very quick, very loose.  Roast one ear of corn.  When cooled, cut it off the cob in a bowl.  Add to the bowl, rinsed and drained black beans, chopped jalapeño, chopped red onion, cilantro and toss with lime juice, salt and pepper.   Want more heat?  Add more peppers.  Staying away from corn because of a world wide conspiracy to taint our diets?  Don’t use it.   See what I mean, very loose.

Smoky Grilled Flank Steak Tacos

Smoky, tender grilled flank tacos! Let tacos rule!

Course Main Course
Keyword beef, grilled food, tacos


  • 1.5 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne, or less
  • 3.5 teaspoons sea or kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1 pound flank steak
  • corn tortillas


  1. Mix the first 7 ingredients together.  Rub the spices on the flank steak.  Let those spices and flank steak hang out together for 1 hour or up to overnight. 

  2. Heat a grill, or a grill pan, over medium-high heat.  Cook 8-10 minutes, turning every so often, for medium-rare.  Reduce cook time for rare, increase for medium to well.  Remove from the heat and let rest for about 10 minutes. 

  3. Toss your corn tortillas on the grill, char them up just a tad. 

    After the flank has rested, slice against the grain.  Key, against the grain guys.  Throw in the tortillas with fixings of choice.

Smoky, tender grilled flank tacos! Let tacos rule!  

Delicious smoky flank tacos for Taco Tuesday, Taco Thursday, or Meat Monday!

Smoky Grilled Flank Steak Tacos

14 thoughts on “Smoky Grilled Flank Steak Tacos”

  1. You definitely can’t go wrong with Tacos! Thank you for sharing your recipes with us at the Homestead Blog Hop, I think I’m on my 2nd ream of paper, printing them out to put in my “recipes to try” file! Haha! 🙂

  2. These tacos look and sound amazing! You’re cracking me up about the management. She must have a really good sense of humor. 😀 Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us at the Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party! Come back and link up with us this week. Have a great day!

  3. Your Smoky Flank Tacos look like a real Mexican Food treat! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday, we have really enjoyed it. Hope you have a great day and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. I love my tacos and I love different ways to make them. Any time I am using a flank steak it is cooked on the grill (except during the cooler months). Simple rub with toppings one chooses – sounds good to me. Thanks for sharing with Fiesta Friday #244.

  5. WHAT? These look freakin’ amazing! I am a huge taco fan, and flank steak is up on the list of meats that I really enjoy most. I’m definitely trying this! Found you at the Simple Homestead Blog hop!

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