As simple as these steak tacos are, the trick to making them really delicious is the marinade. As you know, the longer you can marinate meat, generally the more tender and flavorful it will be. That goes for these steaks, which I left marinating overnight so the seasonings could do their work. The result was a succulent and juicy taco filling that was so good I didn't have to add much too many additional toppings. A bit of lettuce, crema Mexicana, tomatoes and cilantro were all I needed to complete my steak tacos.
Making homemade marinades is easy and gives your food so much flavor. Plus, you can make it in large batches and repurpose it throughout the week. A good marinade can be the base of a vinaigrette for a salad and can be repurposed for other recipes. If you liked the marinade in this recipe, check out the simple but super-tasty chile and lemon marinade used in this chicken recipe.