How To Cook Steak For Tacos?

What cut of beef is best for tacos?

To make the steak tacos: Use flank steak.

It is a lean cut of beef and is best when cooked to medium rare and thinly sliced, making it perfect for tacos.

Only marinate the steak in lime juice for 30 minutes or the steak will get mushy.

What kind of meat is used for tacos?

The best meat to use for taco meat is a simple ground beef, a 70-80% lean. The fat is going to help give flavor to the meat and we are able to drain the grease prior to serving.

How do you cut a steak for tacos?

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Chopped Flank Steak Street Tacos at the 2017 American Royal

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How much steak do you need for tacos?

Although the standard is 3 tacos per person, folks tend to be a bit generous when filling their own tacos so caterers calculate 2 tacos per person for taco bars. One pound (16 ounces) of 80/20 raw ground beef, pan browned and drained, will equal 12 ounces of cooked ground beef.