Flank Steak Tacos Recipe with Avocado Crema for Weeknight Dinners

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How to make a delicious flank steak tacos recipe with avocado crema, cilantro and a chili lime rub for quick and easy weeknight dinners for taco Tuesday. (It’s also a great way to use that overabundant supply of zucchini July through August when your garden is overflowing!)

Flank Steak Tacos Recipe. How to make a delicious flank steak tacos recipe with avocado crema, cilantro and a chili lime rub for quick and easy weeknight dinners for taco Tuesday.

Let’s Taco About Cooking

I’ll admit I’m not the best cook. I learned the basics (my mom taught me to bake, not cook) during my first marriage. I was going through an unfortunate bought of agoraphobia at the time. So I cooked meals from scratch, both from Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food Magazine and recipes from the internet. My biggest success was surprisingly making pierogies from scratch. It took an hour and half to make, and I needed help flattening out the pasta, but damn. It was totally worth it. (At least once anyway.)

I made all my mashed potatoes like pierogi guts after that. Flavored with sauteed onions, garlic, sour cream and cheddar cheese. However, that was the one and only time, I ever tried making pasta. I vowed, that until I owned a pasta machine, it was entirely too much manual labor. (Not to mention the total time suck.)

Since then I’ve experimented with cooking primarily through meal delivery kits, such as Hello Fresh. While it’s not a realistic service for my budget every week, it does make a nice treat from time to time. I get to cook a dinner I know I can’t screw up. And I’ve actually learned some things along the way. Cooking tips and tricks that I’ve since incorporated into meals I actually made without a recipe.

Of course, meat is expensive, especially steak. So I recently tried a meatless Monday for dinner. It did not going over so well with Greg. After a ten hour day of manual labor, it just didn’t fill him up despite the high iron and protein content in farro and quinoa.

While in Kroger one day, I happened upon some flank steak. For the price it was ridiculously cheap compared to a ribeye or a filet. So I picked up close to 2 lb. (two meals for two people) for around $17.

Up to that point, I hadn’t cooked flank steak in over a decade. It’s often not available or I’m not the one cooking. So any meat selection, aside of an organic grass fed sirloin, I leave to the chef (ie. someone other than myself.) I was readily impressed, however, both with the flavor and tenderness of the cuts of flank steak. So I’ve purchased it a few times since then.

This latest go round I decided to make tacos with something other than ground beef. I combined a number of taco recipes I’ve tried over the years, including ones with shrimp, for this flank steak tacos recipe. In the end, I was pretty impressed with how my “winging it” turned out. Therefore I thought I’d share my flank steak tacos recipe with you, my readers, so you can enjoy it on your next taco Tuesday dinner night.

Flank Steak Tacos Recipe. How to make a delicious flank steak tacos recipe with avocado crema, cilantro and a chili lime rub for quick and easy weeknight dinners for taco Tuesday.

Flank Steak Tacos Recipe with Avocado Crema

Serves 4-6.

Ingredients:

About 3/4 – 1 lb. flank steak
corn or flour tortillas
1 zucchini, chopped
1 sweet yellow onion, chopped
1 8 oz. package sliced baby bella mushrooms
salt and pepper, to taste
olive oil, as needed

Avocado Crema for Taco Topping

1 large avocado
1/3 Cup sour cream
1/3 Cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
3 Tablespoons lime juice
salt, to taste

Chili Lime Seasoning for Flank Steak Tacos

2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 Tablespoons lime juice

Directions for Making Flank Steak Tacos:

Begin by making the chili lime seasoning for this flank steak tacos recipe. To do this, measure out the spices and combine in a bowl with the the chopped garlic and lime juice.

Make delicious homemade steak tacos for family weeknight dinners with this tasty and delicious flank steak tacos recipe that you'll want to make every taco Tuesday! This chili lime taco seasoning is a blend of chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper, garlic and lime.

Then rub the seasoning on both sides of the flank steak. Set aside.

Next prepare your vegetables. Heat a Tablespoon of olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and saute, mixing occasionally.

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Once the mushrooms are halfway cooked, add the zucchini and onion. (You can also add additional olive oil at this time if needed.) Once tender, add salt and pepper to taste, then transfer the vegetables to a bowl and cover.

This easy avocado crema recipe is the perfect topping for your taco Tuesday weeknight dinners. All you need is an avocado, sour cream, cilantro, lime juice and a dash of salt.

While the vegetables are cooking prepare the avocado crema. To do this, mash the avocado in with the sour cream, lime juice and chopped cilantro until creamy. Season with salt to taste, then set aside.

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Once the veggies are done cooking, add the flank steak to a pan with olive oil over medium high heat. Cook for 3 minutes on each side for a rare steak. Longer for medium-rare to medium.

Make weeknight dinners that are easy and delicious with this homemade flank steak tacos recipe with chili lime seasoned steak, avocado crema and lots of delicious mushrooms and veggies from the garden.

Greg actually prefers his steak more medium than rare. So after slicing the cooked flank steak against the grain, I threw the steak back into the pan for 2-3 more minutes to suit his taste.

Make weeknight dinners that are easy and delicious with this homemade flank steak tacos recipe with chili lime seasoned steak, avocado crema and lots of delicious mushrooms and veggies from the garden.

While the steak rest prepare the taco shells. I used yellow corn taco shells for my flank steak tacos recipe.

How to make flank steak tacos for weeknight dinners with corn tortilla shells.

To warm, heat olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat then add shells to the hot pan. Turn the shells frequently until warm and soft, and slightly charred in places.

Flank Steak Tacos Recipe. How to make a delicious flank steak tacos recipe with avocado crema, cilantro and a chili lime rub for quick and easy weeknight dinners for taco Tuesday.

Now simply assemble your flank steak tacos with the cooked steak, veggies and avocado crema. Add a squeeze of lime juice if desired. Then dig in!

Yield: Serves 4-6

Flank Steak Tacos Recipe with Avocado Crema

Flank Steak Tacos Recipe with Avocado Crema

Make this delicious flank steak tacos recipe with avocado crema, cilantro and a chili lime rub for quick and easy weeknight dinners for taco Tuesday. (It’s also a great way to use that overabundant supply of zucchini July through August when your garden is overflowing!)

Ingredients

  • About 3/4 – 1 lb. flank steak
  • corn or flour tortillas
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 sweet yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 8 oz. package sliced baby bella mushrooms
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • olive oil, as needed
  • 1 large avocado
  • 1/3 Cup sour cream
  • 1/3 Cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons lime juice
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice

Instructions

  1. Make the chili lime seasoning for this flank steak tacos recipe. Measure out the chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper. Combine in a bowl with the chopped garlic and lime juice.
  2. Rub the seasoning on both sides of the flank steak. Set aside.
  3. Prep the vegetables. Heat a Tablespoon of olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and saute, mixing occasionally.
  4. Once the mushrooms are halfway cooked, add the zucchini and onion. Once tender, add salt and pepper to taste. Set vegetables aside.
  5. Prepare the avocado crema. Mash the avocado in with sour cream, lime juice and chopped cilantro until creamy. Season with salt to taste. Set aside.
  6. Add the flank steak to a pan with olive oil over medium high heat. Cook for 3 minutes on each side for a rare steak. Longer for medium-rare to medium. Let rest then cut steak against the grain.
  7. Prepare the taco shells. To warm, heat olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat then add shells to the hot pan. Turn the shells frequently until warm and soft, and slightly charred in places.
  8. Assemble the flank steak tacos with the cooked steak, veggies and avocado crema. Add a squeeze of lime juice if desired.

I’d love to hear what you think of my flank steak tacos recipe! So if you make it, please share your reviews in the comments! In the meantime, you can add more weeknight dinner recipes to your recipe files, with my collection of delicious taco recipes below.

Healthy Shrimp Tacos Recipe with Lime Slaw for Easy Weeknight Dinners on Taco Tuesday. This easy shrimp tacos recipe with lime slaw is a delicious balance between creamy avocado, zesty and crunchy coleslaw, and protein-packed shrimp. It’s both beautifully colored and absolutely insanely good. Even better, it only takes about 30 minutes to make. So it’s perfect for weeknight dinners.

More Tacos Recipe Ideas for Taco Tuesdays

Want a healthier option for your taco Tuesdays? Try my easy, healthy shrimp tacos recipe with lime slaw via my guest post at The Nourished Life. This easy shrimp tacos recipe with lime slaw is a delicious balance between creamy avocado, zesty and crunchy coleslaw, and protein-packed shrimp. It’s both beautifully colored and absolutely insanely good. Even better, it only takes about 30 minutes to make. So it’s perfect for weeknight dinners.

Or try one of these other fantastic taco recipes.

For even more taco recipes as well as other weeknight dinner recipes and ideas, follow my Food Recipes Pinterest Board.

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Pitcher Sangria Recipe & Other Fun Things for Your Taco Tuesday

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Planning a Taco Tuesday brouhaha? Why not pair some adult drinks to go along with the mischief? You’ll love these recipes for making both a pitcher sangria recipe and an adult summer punch!

These adult drink recipes are both passed on from Ladles & Linens. The adult summer punch recipe I rediscovered in a Timehop from the Ladles & Linens facebook page a few years back. While the pitcher sangria recipe was passed along by my adult son who currently works at Ladles & Linens in Roanoke. (The pitcher sangria recipe is FABULOUS!)

If you’ve never heard of Ladles & Linens it’s a wonderful woman-owned, small business that specializes in fun kitchen and gourmet cooking supplies. This friendly and fun shop is a great place to stock up on kitchen basics, entertaining pieces and gadgets. They have plenty of gift ideas too!

Currently Ladles & Linens has three locations in Virginia. They can be found in Roanoke, Lexington and Carytown in Richmond, VA. You can also visit the Ladles & Linens website to shop online, learn about upcoming events and scroll through their blog for recipes, information on new products and even gift ideas! You can also find Ladles & Linens on Facebook as well as instagram specific to each location – Roanoke, Richmond and Lexington.

Ready to make these awesome adult drink recipes for your Taco Tuesday? Keep reading for both the pitcher sangria recipe and the adult summer punch recipe which you can find below!

Pitcher Sangria Recipe

Ingredients:

1 750mL bottle of red wine (of choice)
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup pineapple
1 orange (quartered)
1 lime (quartered)
1 lemon (quartered)
2 shots liquor (spiced rum, brandy or vodka)
2 cups lemon-lime or club soda

Optional Additional Ingredients:

raspberries, blueberries or strawberries, to suit

Instructions:

Combine the orange juice, sugar and liquor (using your choice of spiced rum, brandy or vodka) into a large pitcher and stir.

Next, squeeze the juice from the orange, lemon and lime quarters into the pitcher. Then combine the fresh squeezed fruit and the pineapple into the pitcher with the orange juice, sugar and liquor.

Allow the pitcher sangria to set overnight or a minimum of 8 hours. When ready to serve, add the soda along with your choice of raspberries, blueberries or strawberries and stir. Pour, sip and enjoy!

Adult Summer Punch Recipe

Ingredients:

1 quart cranberry juice
zest of one lime
1/2 cup orange liqueur
3/4 cup raspberry vodka
1/4 cup grenadine

Instructions:

Use a microplane zester to make the lime zest. Then combine all ingredients in a large punch bowl and mix.

Serve over ice.

Need more Taco Tuesday Recipes?

Here are some of my favorite taco recipes that I’ve pinned to my Recipe Pinterest board.

Blackened Shrimp Taco Recipe for Taco Tuesday via Budget Bytes

Blackened Shrimp Taco Recipe via Budget Bytes / This blackened shrimp in this taco recipe are filled with spicy flavor and are perfectly accented with a sweet and tangy bulked up slaw.

Beer Braised Chipotle Chicken Taco Recipe for Taco Tuesday via How Sweet It Is

Beer Braised Chipotle Chicken Taco Recipe via How Sweet It Is / These delicious chicken tacos are made with chipotle beer braised chicken – meaning, yes! – these are basically boozy beer tacos.

Crispy Quinoa & Mole Sweet Potato Taco Recipe for Taco Tuesday via Naturally Ella / A House in the Hills

Crispy Quinoa & Mole Sweet Potato Taco Recipe via Naturally Ella / A House in the Hills / This tasty vegetarian taco recipe is also gluten free and makes a hearty dinner even without taco meat. (You will however need to omit the goat cheese as an optional ingredient.)

Chicken Tinga Taco Recipe with Grilled Corn Guac for Taco Tuesday via How Sweet It Is

Chicken Tinga Taco Recipe with Grilled Corn Guac via How Sweet It Is / Another great taco recipe from How Sweet It Is! (I LOVE this blog. Can you tell?) These smoky roasted, tomato-sauced shredded chicken tacos are perfect for your Taco Tuesday dinner. And who can resist grilled corn guacamole?

Caramelized Pork Taco Recipe with Pineapple Salsa for Taco Tuesday via Pinch of Yum

Caramelized Pork Taco Recipe with Pineapple Salsa via Pinch of Yum / And finally, but certainly not least, are these wonderful tacos made with thin strips of caramelized pork, fresh cucumber pineapple cilantro salsa, and chili mayo sauce!

Drinking Games for Taco Tuesday and Beyond!

If you’re already having a drinks, you can extend your Taco Tuesday with a fun drinking game or two. I’ve been stocking up on adult games recently for future girls only nights. After browsing – and buying – I have to say I don’t think games like this existed twenty years ago.

I chose to buy several new games for their 21+ appeal and sense of humor. A few may be over the top if you’re more reserved than I am, but if your personality is wide open then you may have found your own next game haul.

Laughcronyms Party Game for Adults or Families - Funny Drawing & Quick Creative Thinking Card Game for Groups of 4 to 20 Players (Adult Humor or Family Friendly)

Recent adult party games that I’ve purchase include Exploding Kittens: NSFW Edition, CoolCats & AssHats: A Card Game for a Funner Party, This one time, I..: The Game of Ludicrous Life Choices (Girls’ Night Edition), Laughcronyms Party Game for Adults, Cards Against Humanity and the more family friendly, 5 Second Rule.

It is important to note that I have not played all of these games yet – getting everyone’s schedules to match up is sometimes challenging. However, if you read the reviews for each game they’ll give you a pretty good idea of what you’re getting into – or don’t want to get into.

Anyhoo, happy Taco Tuesday everyone! I hope you enjoyed this little deviation from the usual soap and skin care recipes! If you enjoyed this post, you may also enjoy my other posts on how to throw a DIY bath bomb partyhow to throw a unicorn party and my party pleasers post that contains lots of fun party ideas as well as my own recipe for rooibos peach tea rum punch!

To discover more of my favorite dinner and taco recipes, be sure to check out my Recipes Pinterest board here. Or peek in on my Cocktail Hour Pinterest board for more great cocktail and sangria recipes!

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