Kerry Simon's Addictive Soft Steak Tacos (Fajitas)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Much quicker than you would think to prepare and absolutely delicious. If you like fajitas or steak tacos these are for you Kerry Simon is the chef of the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas, recipe from an interview in esquire. Not nearly as complicated or time consuming as the list of ingredients looks at first and the salsa, crema and guac can be made a couple of hours ahead. I have used the lime crema for years on chili before I ever tried this recipe for tacos; will publish it separately as well (Lime Crema for Chili, Tacos, Fajitas and More). Once I discovered the crema I never went back to regular sour cream with Tex-Mex or Mexican dishes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make tacos:.
  2. Combine spice-mixture ingredients and toss with steak to coat. Set aside. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Warm tortillas on cookie sheet in oven. Heat two large sauté pans to medium-high. When pans are hot, add oil to each pan followed by 1/2 the seasoned meat. Spread meat out evenly and cook without turning while you lay out warm tortillas on a clean work area to get ready for assembly. Cook meat for approximately 3 minutes, turn, and cook for another 3 minutes, stirring occasionally to achieve even coloring. After 3 minutes, turn off heat and allow meat to sit in the pan, becoming just cool enough for you to handle.
  3. To make salsa:.
  4. Rub jalapeño, onion, and tomatoes lightly with oil and roast in large sauté pan on medium-high, turning frequently until lightly charred all over. Set aside to cool. When cooled, roughly chop and place in a food processor with salt, pulsing until almost smooth but still just a little chunky. Transfer to bowl, add cilantro and lime juice, cover, and refrigerate. (For a milder salsa, use only half the jalapeño).
  5. To make guacamole:.
  6. Lightly crush avocados with fork until almost smooth but still a little chunky. Evenly mix in tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, and salt; cover and refrigerate.
  7. To make lime crema:.
  8. Whisk 2 cups sour cream together with the juice of 2 fresh limes.
  9. To serve:.
  10. Spread 1/2 tbsp guacamole on each warmed tortilla, followed by a large pinch of cabbage. Distribute meat evenly and fold tortillas up end to end. Serve immediately on a large platter with the salsa, crema, guacamole.


Most Helpful

My DH made this for us and it made a wonderful dinner. Great recipe Marra! Made for Food, Friends, and Fun.

Lavender Lynn August 03, 2014

My BF LOVES these! I do too! Great recipe!

gingerly88 May 30, 2012

I think this recipe should have LIME somewhere in the title!! Good thing we like lime because it really stands out here. It really was an easy dish to put together, I used a round steak but let it simmer a lot longer in the pan to make sure it was nice and tender. I made my pieces pretty small too. I did not include any tomatoes in my guacamole since there were already some in the salsa. DH loved all the flavors. Very tasty!

Melvin'sWifey October 31, 2009

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