Authentic Steak Tacos


Serving Size:
1 tacos with 1-1/2 ounces steak

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein


  • 1 pound skirt or flank steak (falda)
  • 3 limes
  • 2 teaspoons Mrs. Dash® lemon pepper herb seasoning blend
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1/4 cup onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 flour tortillas, 6" size
  • 1/2 cup queso fresco Mexican cheese


  1. Marinate steak in shallow dish with juice of 2 limes, lemon pepper and garlic powder, from 30 minutes to overnight.
  2. Finely chop cilantro; dice onion and garlic. Make salsa by mixing cilantro, onion, garlic and juice of 1 lime. Cover and refrigerate.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium high heat. Slice steak thinly and cook until well done, approximately 3 minutes per side.
  4. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  5. Place equal amounts of cooked steak, about 1-1/2 ounces, in each flour tortilla.
  6. Top each taco with one tablespoon crumbled queso fresco.
  7. Wrap each taco in aluminum foil and bake 5 to 8 minutes or until tortillas are warm.
  8. Remove from oven. Top each taco with salsa and enjoy!

Helpful hints

  • Find queso fresco at a Mexican grocery store or substitute1/4 cup Monterrey Jack cheese. Add 1/2 tablespoon per taco.
  • Compare brands and buy the lowest sodium tortillas.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 227

Protein 15 g

Carbohydrates 17 g

Fat 11 g

Cholesterol 38 mg

Sodium 282 mg

Potassium 240 mg

Phosphorus 180 mg

Calcium 93 mg

Fiber 0.9 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 1 starch

Carbohydrate choices


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