Chili Rubbed Steak Tacos

Load these tacos with spice-rubbed steak slices and lots of toppings for a satisfyingly salty crunchy or soft taco. If serving guests, have them join in the fun by prepping and getting all the toppings ready for indulging.

Serves: 6Prep: 20 minutesCook: 30 minutesTotal: 50 minutes

Serves: 6


  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic granules
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1⁄4 pounds top sirloin steak, about 1” thick
  • 12 small tortillas, 5-6” diameter
  • 3 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1⁄2 cup cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 3 ripe avocados, peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 3 cups favorite prepared salsa
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges


  • Combine the rub ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Rub one side of steak with half the rub mixture. Allow to sit at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  • While the steak is sitting, prepare the grill for high heat.
  • Spread the remaining rub on the other side of the steak. Allow to sit at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  • Warm the tortillas by placing them on the grill for about 30 seconds, turning once. Wrap in a cloth napkin to keep warm.
  • Grill the steak for 6 minutes on each side for medium rare, turning once.
  • Remove the steak from the grill and allow to sit for 10-15 minutes before slicing. Slice into thin slices.
  • Let guests make their own tacos or assemble and serve.
  • Refrigerate leftovers.