Adobo Flank Steak Tacos

Lime juice and adobo sauce lend a tangy and smoky flavor to these grilled steak tacos.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 40 mins
8 tacos


  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 4 tablespoons lime juice, divided

  • 2 tablespoons adobo sauce (from canned chipotle chiles)

  • 1 teaspoon packed brown sugar

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

  • 1 pound flank steak

  • 1 ripe avocado, diced

  • 1 large tomato, diced

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • ¼ cup diced red onion

  • 2 tablespoons minced jalapeño pepper

  • 8 (6 inch) corn tortillas, warmed

  • 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce


  1. Combine oil, 2 Tbsp. lime juice, adobo sauce, brown sugar, garlic, and 1/4 tsp. salt in a small bowl. Transfer 2 Tbsp. of the mixture to a separate small bowl. Stir in yogurt; cover and refrigerate.

  2. Place steak in a glass dish and pour the remaining adobo mixture over the steak, turning to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 12 hours, flipping halfway through.

  3. Combine avocado, tomato, cilantro, onion, jalapeño, and the remaining 2 Tbsp. lime juice and 1/4 tsp. salt in a medium bowl; toss to combine.

  4. Preheat grill to medium-high. Lightly oil the grill grates (see Tip). Remove the steak from the marinade (discard the marinade). Grill the steak until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 125 degrees F for medium-rare, about 4 minutes per side. Let rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Thinly slice the steak against the grain.

  5. To assemble: Divide the steak among the tortillas. Top each with a generous 1 Tbsp. yogurt sauce, about 1/3 cup avocado salsa, and 1/4 cup lettuce.


To make ahead: Prepare marinade and sauce (Step 1) and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Marinate steak (Step 2) for up to 12 hours.

Tip: To oil grill rack: Rub an oil-soaked paper towel over the grates (use tongs to hold the paper towel). Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

491 Calories
29g Fat
29g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 491
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 31g 62%
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 423mg 18%
Potassium 884mg 19%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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