Tequila-Citrus Marinated Steak Tacos

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 50 Minutes
Servings 10

Ingredient List

  • 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
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); 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

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