Healthy Chili-Rubbed Steak Tacos

If you’re looking for a healthier take on steak tacos, look no further. Made with lean sirloin steak and no cheese, this recipe is surprisingly flavorful and is sure to be a hit with the entire family.

Difficulty Level:Β Easy
Yield: 12 Tacos (serving size is 2 tacos)
Total Time: 47 min
Prep Time: 20 min
Inactive Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 12 min


1 tablespoon chili powder
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
A pinch cayenne pepper
1 1/4 pound top sirloin steaks cut 1-inch thick
12 small corn tortillas (5 to 6 inches in diameter)
3 cups shredded red cabbage
1/2 cup chopped cilantro leaves
1 lime, cut into wedges
2 cups Avocado Lime Salsa, recipe follows

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1 large cucumber peeled, seeded and cut into chunks (about 2 cups)
2 avocados, cut into chunks
1/2 red onion, diced
2 limes, juiced (about 1/4 cup)
1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
2 jalapeno chiles, chopped, plus more to taste


  1. In a small bowl stir together chili powder, garlic, cinnamon, salt and cayenne pepper. Rub spice mixture on both sides of steaks.
  2. Grill or broil steaks for 5 to 6 minutes on each side for medium rare, turning once. Remove from grill and let meat sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Carve into thin slices.
  3. Warm tortillas by placing them on the grill, for about 30 seconds, turning once. Or place 6 tortillas at a time between 2 moist paper towels and microwave for 45 seconds. Wrap in cloth napkin or place in a tortilla warmer to keep warm.
  4. Place the carved steak, warm tortillas, cabbage, cilantro, lime and Avocado Lime Salsa in serving dishes and let your family or guests make their own tacos at the table.

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Place cucumber, avocado and onion in a large bowl and add lime juice and salt. Add cilantro and chiles and toss gently.

Serving Size- 2 Tacos

Calories 386
Total Fat 16 g
Saturated Fat. 3.5 g
Cholesterol 46 mg
Sodium 258 mg
Carbohydrates 41 g
Dietary Fiber 8 g
Protein 21 g
Sugar 4 g

Recipe Courtesy of Ellie Krieger, Food Network

Marshall Troy Β©2012, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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