Tequila-Citrus Marinated Steak Tacos

Tequila—it’s not just for margaritas anymore! Here it lends a south-of-the-border spirit to these citrus-packed steak tacos.
  • Total Time 50-mins
  • Prep Time 20 Minutes
  • Servings 10
  • Ingredients 12


  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ original taco seasoning mix
  • 1 medium jalapeño chile, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime peel
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 lb boneless sirloin steak, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 box (10 count) Old El Paso™ Stand 'N Stuff™ Hint of Lime flavored taco shells, heated as directed on box


Step 1 In medium bowl, mix 1/4 cup of the lime juice, the orange juice, tequila, taco seasoning mix, jalapeño chile, 1 teaspoon of the lime peel and the orange peel. Stir in beef. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.

Step 2 Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix sour cream, remaining 1 tablespoon lime juice, remaining 1 teaspoon lime peel and the salt. Set aside.

Step 3 In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over high heat until hot. Using slotted spoon, remove beef from marinade to add to skillet; discard marinade. Cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or until beef is slightly pink inside.

Step 4 Divide beef filling among warm shells. Top with sour cream mixture.


1 Serving: Calories 190 (Calories from Fat 100); Total Fat 11g (Saturated Fat 5g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 40mg; Sodium 190mg; Potassium 160mg; Total Carbohydrate 11g (Dietary Fiber 1g); Protein 11g % Daily Value: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin C 2%; Calcium 4%; Iron 6% Exchanges: 1/2 Other Carbohydrate, 1 1/2 Lean Meat, 1 1/2 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1

Expert Tips

Try these additional fresh toppings: crumbled Cotija cheese, chopped tomatoes and chopped red onions.

Heating shells before filling provides the perfect crispness for your tacos.