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.
Prep 20 Minutes
Total Time 50 Minutes
Servings 10

Ingredient List

  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 1 packet (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 (5.4 oz) Old El Paso™ Hint of Lime Yellow Corn Stand 'n Stuff Taco Shells (10 Count), heated as directed on box
Recipe Continues Below


  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.
  2. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix sour cream, remaining 1 tablespoon lime juice, remaining 1 teaspoon lime peel and the salt. Set aside.
  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.
  4. Divide beef filling among warm shells. Top with sour cream mixture.

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.


  • 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 ,Sugars 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 Choice: 1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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