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BBQ Dry Rub Steak Tacos

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mission®. All opinions are entirely my own. These Grilled Steak Tacos are a great way to bring the whole family together this Fourth of July by incorporating classic American flavors with everyone’s favorite dish – tacos. Serves 8.

I’m not sure how, but I ended up with a picky eater. She doesn’t refuse to eat her vegetables, or anything like that. In fact, she kind of loves broccoli, but I find it hard to get her excited about our usual main dishes.

Taco night is one of the only nights that she’s actually enthusiastic about, and I’m 100% certain it’s because of the tortillas. We’ve been buying Mission® Super Soft Flour Tortillas, and she gobbles them up. I try to make sure she eats some of the taco “fillings”, but I’m happy enough that she’s eating without being coerced. I always make sure to have some in my pantry, which is especially easy, since they’re at literally every grocery store in the bread or tortilla aisle in town. They’re also the perfect size for these tacos – they hold just enough filling without being too large.

We’re finally having beautiful summer weather, so that means getting outside for dinner on a regular basis, but with the Fourth of July approaching, grilling is an absolute must. These grilled steak tacos are a perfect choice. They’re simple, dairy-free and they combine my favorite summer bbq flavors with classic taco toppings.

Get creative to make dairy free tacos more fun

Obviously tacos look a bit different around here since we went dairy free. To replace sour cream and cheese, we need to create extra flavor, so I’ve used more creative salsa and sauces to change things up. My favorites are corn salsa and chipotle aioli, and I’ve reached for them both on more than one occasion.

How to make bbq steak tacos:

In order to make these tacos grill-friendly, it’s all about choosing the right cut of meat. You have a lot of options here, but you’re going to want a cut that cooks to tender in a short period of time. You have plenty of options, but since we’re dry rubbing, you don’t need to worry about flavor as much. I think a quality sirloin steak or even a beef short rib would do just fine here.

I’ve used both, and as long as you’re cooking the meat properly, you’re going to have awesome steak tacos. I’d also recommend against using a cut of meat that needs to be marinated like a flank steak or slow cooked like a brisket. No matter what cut you use, just make sure you slice it against the grain or on a bias to make it tender.

Add all the toppings:

I already mentioned the toppings we used, but I want to reiterate how perfect the corn salsa pairs with the bbq steak for these tacos. The two flavors just pair really well together, like a perfect summer match. We also like to top ours with avocado and a fresh lime wedge. The avocado (which we actually refer to as guacamole to fool her) is one of Ellie’s favorite toppings. She’d honestly be happy eating a soft tortilla filled with guacamole. Actual guacamole would work really well, too.

Warm your tortillas for the best flavor

Something I’ve recently realized is how important it is to heat your Mission Super Soft Flour Tortillas before filling them with all those goodies. The package literally has the instructions on the back, but I also like to heat mine on the grill in the summer. I toss them on the warming rack for a minute or two to get them all warmed up. This helps prevent them from breaking, but it also brings out their best flavor. If you haven’t tried it before, please give it a go this time. I promise you’ll see a difference. Mission Super Soft Flour Tortillas are versatile and perfect for preparing any dish.

Make your life easier my preparing everything ahead of time.

The salsa, the aioli and the bbq dry rub can all be made in advance. Just dry rub the steak for the tacos in the morning and pop them back into the fridge until you’re ready to grill. You could honestly even do all of this the night before. It’s a life saver if you’re entertaining or if you just really want to spend quality time with your family this Fourth of July.

Visit Mission Super Soft to find more delicious recipes and use the store locator to find out where you can purchase the tortillas!

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BBQ Dry Rub Steak Tacos

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients

For the bbq steak tacos:

  • Mission® Super Soft Flour Tortillas
  • 2 pounds sirloin steak (or beef of choice)
  • 1/2 cup BBQ dry rub

For the corn salsa:

  • 1 14-ounce bag frozen corn, thawed (about 2 1/2 – 3 cups)
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 3 – 4 tablespoons diced green chilies
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

For the chipotle aioli:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise (homemade or store-bought)
  • 3 – 4 tablespoons adobo sauce (from a can of chipotle pepper)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Whisk together the aioli ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Set aside or refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Combine corn salsa ingredients in a large bowl. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside or refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Liberally coat steak on all sides with BBQ dry rub. Grill steaks to your liking. Let rest for about 5 minutes before thinly sliced, against the grain.
  • Fill each Mission® Super Soft Flour Tortilla with a generous helping of steak, corn salsa and chipotle aioli.

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