Grilled Flank Steak Tacos with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Flank steak is an incredibly versatile cut of beef. We enjoy it grilled on a BBQ with a little salt and pepper to a perfect medium rare. Pair it with a fresh salsa verde and your choice of corn or flour tortilla, and weekday taco night just moved over to Sunday dinner.

Grilled Flank Steak Tacos with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde Recipe


For the tomatillo salsa:

2 lbs tomatillos
1 large white onion
4 serrano chiles
4 cloves garlic
1 small bunch of cilantro
2 tbsps olive oil
1 lime
Pinch of cumin
Pinch of salt

For the flank steak:

Flank Steak
2 lbs flank steak
2 tbsps olive oil
Pinch Kosher salt
Freshly Ground Black Pepper


For the tomatillo salsa:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. Remove the tomatillos from the husk and rinse
  3. Cut the onion into large rings
  4. Rinse serrano chiles, remove the stems
  5. Roast garlic inside its husk
  6. Add ingredients to bowl with oil, salt, and cumin. Mix well and place on a baking sheet.
  7. Roast the vegetables for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool
  8. In a blender, add roasted vegetables, cilantro, and lime; squeeze garlic from the husk and add to the blender.
  9. Blend for 10 seconds
  10. Add the salt to taste

For the flank steak:

  1. Remove steak refrigerator; set on the counter for 30-40 minutes before grilling
    Rub the steak with oil and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Set your gas grill on high to sear marks on the steak; lower the temperature and cook to the desired temperature (medium rare is encouraged).
  3. If using a charcoal grill, move the steak away from direct heat once seared and cook to temperature in indirect heat.
  4. Remove steak when done and let it rest for 15 minutes
  5. Warm flour or corn tortillas on the grill. Cut steak, add salsa, and enjoy.

Recipe by Gabe Gomez / Photograhy by Christine Siracusa

Try some of TABLE’s other recipes:

Beef Wellington with Crosshatched Potatoes & Roasted Carrots

Braised Beef Short Ribs with Cheddar Cheese Grits

Salmon with Saffron Risotto & Asparagus

Colossal Blackened Shrimp with Alfredo Sauce

Ravioli with Sautéed Veggies & Scallops

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