Flank Steak Tacos with a Creamy Slaw

Flank Steak Tacos with a Creamy Slaw

Okay, I love a flank steak taco for many reasons: they’re easy to gill up, they’re hearty and filling and you can flavor them a multitude of ways.  For these tacos, I rubbed my flank steak with chili powder before throwing them on the grill and then when they came off…I topped them with a creamy slaw.  This is the kind of weeknight supper that you can also entertain with on the weekends. Delish!

This recipe serves four.  I used a chipotle chili powder (found on the spice aisle) for a bit more heat, but a standard chili powder can also be used and it will have a slightly less kick.

Shopping List
1 pound of flank steak (don’t slice it until after it’s been grilled)
about 4 tablespoons of chili powder
a few liberal pinches of Kosher or sea salt and pepper
about 4 cups of shredded cabbage
1 cup of ranch dressing
about 8 green onions, chopped
a handful of parsley, chopped
the juice of 2 limes
8 flour tortillas, slightly warmed over the grill or in a big skillet

Preheat your outdoor grill or indoor grill pan to medium-high.

Meanwhile, combine your chili powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl.  Take your flank steak and rub your chili powder mixture down over both sides.  Once your grill is nice and hot, put your flank steaks on and grill up both sides until it’s done to your likeness (we do about 6-7 minutes per side).  While your steaks are grilling, make your slaw.  In a mixing bowl, toss together your shredded cabbage, ranch dressing, green onions, parsley and a pinch of salt and pepper.  Combine everything together with a spoon.  Set aside.

Remove your steaks from the grill onto a cutting board.  Cut your steaks into strips and begin assembling your tacos: warmed tortillas, sliced steak, creamy slaw and then finish with a squeeze of lime juice down over everything.

This is the kind of recipe that once you make it, you’ll make it again and again and again.


Flank Steak Tacos

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  • Sheaffer July 19, 2016 at 7:40 am

    Were you thinking of me when you thought this recipe up? Even if the answer is no, just act like you were. Let’s just act like these are a tribute to me. 🙂

  • Lilly July 19, 2016 at 9:09 am

    I love flank, but I’ve had trouble with my flank being tough. How do you avoid that?

  • Melissa July 19, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Love your recipes and blog! After going through your cookbook and pantry pics, I just wondered – have you considered ditching cake mixes and switching to organic ingredients? Of course, some items are a bit pricey but usually worth it

    • Mix and Match Mama July 19, 2016 at 3:20 pm

      I’ve totally considered it!

  • becks July 19, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    do you have a favorite glass stove top grill pan? i want to make these tacos but cannot have a grill where i live! thanks!! 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama July 20, 2016 at 4:59 am

      I wish I did! If I were you, I would head to Walmart or Target for one. They always have the best selections of that stuff!

  • Edwina July 23, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Made this tonight. First foray into flank steak. My husband loved it! The only thing I changed was I did half Greek nonfat yogurt and half ranch dressing and it was delish!