Grilled flank steak and avocado soft tacos

Grilled flank steak and avocado soft tacos

Total Time
33 min
20 min
10 min
This amazing combination of grilled flank steak, peppers, scallions and (yes!) avocado makes a super-flavorful weeknight supper or party dish. In addition to adding a smoky flavor to the avocado, grilling the avocado makes them extra creamy. If you want char marks on the tortillas, don’t wrap them in foil. Lay them in a single layer on grill until heated and grill marks appear.


Corn tortilla

12 tortilla(s), small

Granulated garlic

1½ tsp

Kosher salt

1½ tsp

Chili powder

¾ tsp, chipotle variety

Ground cumin

¾ tsp


1 item(s), medium, Hass, ripe but firm

Olive oil

1½ tsp, extra virgin, divided

Red bell pepper

2 large


12 medium, trimmed

Uncooked lean flank steak

1 pound(s)

Red onion

cup(s), minced, finely chopped

Crumbled feta cheese

½ cup(s)


½ cup(s), leaves, torn


2 medium, cut into wedges

Hot sauce

1 Tbsp, optional


  1. Off heat, coat grill rack or grill pan with nonstick spray. Preheat gas grill or grill pan to medium-high, or prepare medium-high fire in charcoal grill.
  2. Stack tortillas and wrap in foil. In small bowl, combine granulated garlic, salt, chile powder, and cumin. Halve, pit, and peel avocado. Brush cut sides of avocado halves with 1⁄2 tsp oil and sprinkle with 1⁄4 tsp spice blend.
  3. Core and seed bell peppers. Slice each into 6 rings and transfer to large bowl. Halve scallions crosswise and add to peppers. Drizzle vegetables with remaining 1 tsp oil and toss with 1 tsp spice blend. Rub remaining spice blend all over steak.
  4. Transfer packet of tortillas to grill. Arrange steak, vegetables, and avocado on grill. Grill vegetables and avocado until charred, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to plate. Grill steak to desired doneness, 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer steak to cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice steak very thinly against grain.
  5. Cut each avocado half into 6 pieces and mash 1 piece down center of each tortilla. On each tortilla, layer 1 pepper ring, 2 scallion pieces, and about 1 oz steak. Garnish with onion, cheese, and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges and hot sauce (if using).
  6. Serving size: 1 taco