Oaxacan Tacos


I learned how to make these tacos while a man from Oaxaca, Mexico lived with my family. They are traditional Mexican tacos and one of the best things I know how to make. The steak may be broiled or grilled if you prefer.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
18 tacos


  • 2 pounds top sirloin steak, cut into thin strips

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • 18 (6 inch) corn tortillas

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 4 medium fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped

  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped

  • 4 medium limes, cut into wedges


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute steak in hot skillet until browned on the outside and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove to a plate and keep warm.

  2. Heat oil in the same skillet. Place a tortilla in the hot oil and cook, turning once, until tortilla is lightly browned and flexible. Repeat with remaining tortillas.

  3. Place tortillas on a plate and top each with steak, onion, jalapeno, and cilantro. Squeeze lime juice over the top.

Editor's Note:

Please note the different recipe name as well as the difference in yield when using the magazine version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

379 Calories
21g Fat
28g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 379
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 69mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 14mg 70%
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 427mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.