Easy Steak Tacos with Chipotle Crema

The Home Cook's Kitchen
A delicious, fun, fresh and simple taco recipe that's great for Cinco de Mayo celebrations, DIY taco bars, family gatherings or easy weeknight meals! These steak tacos with chipotle crema should definitely be on your list for summer entertaining! 
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Meal
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8 tacos
Calories 172 kcal



  • 1 lbs flank steak note 1
  • 3 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground chili
  • 3 tsp onion powder
  • 3 tsp paprika
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp salt

Chipotle Crema

  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo + 1 tsp of the adobo sauce
  • 1/4 cup natural yogurt/plain unflavoured yogurt
  • 1 tbsp lime juice


  • 1/4 white onion finely diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro roughly chopped
  • 1 jalapeno sliced into rounds
  • 1/4 cup queso fresco
  • 1 lime cut into wedges
  • 8 corn tortillas



  • Finely slice steak and combine taco seasoning ingredients in a bowl. 
  • Add steak and mix together with hands until steak is coated

Chipotle Cream

  • Roughly chop the chipotle peppers (or blend in a blender until smooth with a teaspoon of yogurt). Combine with yogurt and lime. Season and taste. Adjust if required. 


  • Heat a large skillet over medium to high heat and add a dash of olive or grapeseed oil. Cook steak for 5-10 minutes, until steak is cooked through. You want to avoid overcooked chewy steak, so 5-7 minutes is usually enough, 10 if you want well-done steak pieces. 
  • At the same time, heat another skillet over medium to high heat and cook tortillas, one at a time for 2 minutes on each side.


  • Add steak to tortilla, top with lime juice, jalapeno, cilantro, queso fresca and white onion. Drizzle over some of the chipotle crema and serve. 


note 1 - flank steak can be expensive to find. However, you can use other steaks that can be thinly sliced such as skirt steak. So long as it's very thinly sliced.
Nutrition is calculated for 8 single tacos, not 8 people. 


Calories: 172kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 15gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 725mgPotassium: 332mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 665IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 81mgIron: 2.1mg
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