Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

These are traditional Mexican tacos. I've had the recipe for quite a while and it was originally found at These are similar to soft tacos. Posted for Zaar World Tour 05

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs top sirloin steaks, cut into thin strips
  • salt and pepper
  • 14 cup vegetable oil
  • 18 (6 inch) corn tortillas
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 4 limes, cut into wedges
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Fry the steak strips, stirring constantly, until browned on the outside and cooked to personal taste, but not too firm; no more than 5 minutes.
  3. Season with salt and pepper. Remove to a plate and keep warm.
  4. Heat the oil in the skillet, and quickly fry each tortilla on both sides, until lightly browned and flexible.
  5. Set aside, and keep warm.
  6. Place tortillas on a plate, and top with steak strips, onion, jalapeno, and cilantro to taste. Squeeze lime juice over. Wrap and eat.
Most Helpful

These are 10 stars!!! I added chopped cabbage (a favorite of DH and Mine) We eat our tacos similar to this all the time!! LOVED them!! Thanks for posting such a great (authentic) recipe!!!

katie in the UP September 27, 2005

This is a good simple dish to make. I did add some more spices to the meat, but that's just me. Served with salsa, sour cream, and guacamole!

Jessica K October 07, 2005