Rib eye tacos

Ribeye Tacos

My dear husband is one of those people who can toss a few ingredients together and come up with a delicious recipe.  One year Jim decided to make ribeye tacos for a Super Bowl party.  I never knew tacos could be so good.  After the first bite, I grabbed a pencil and paper to write down his list of ingredients.

As much as I love his original recipe, there are times I take shortcuts on the marinade, especially when I don’t have all the ingredients. (Like that time I thought I had a lime!)  Montreal Steak Seasoning and soy sauce are a delicious alternative.

We prefer to grill the beef, but stir-frying works too.

Active time: 15 minutes      Total time: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Specialized One-Butt Kitchen Utensils:

  • Nothing special for this one

Serves 4 (2 tacos each)


  • 3/4 lb ribeye steak, trimmed and sliced into 1/3-inch slices
  • 8 corn tortillas, warmed
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 can black beans, drained (optional)
  • Pico de gallo or other salsa

Original marinade:

  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp Hungarian paprika
  • 2 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lime juice

Alternative marinade:

  • Montreal Steak Seasoning, sprinkled on steak
  • Soy sauce (regular or gluten-free), sprinkled on steak (I’ve never measured, but it’s probably about 1/4 cup.)

Original directions:

Combine the salt, paprika, garlic, pepper, and red wine vinegar in a small bowl. Trim fat from steak and slice into 1/3-inch thick strips.  Add steak slices to marinade and let sit for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Alternative directions:

To make the alternative marinade, trim fat from steak and slice into 1/3-inch thick strips. Sprinkle strips with Montreal Steak Seasoning and soy sauce. Let sit for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

It’s all the same from here:

Grill steak.  The strips will cook quickly.  Cook according to your preference for doneness. Top ribeye tacos with pico de gallo, avocado, black beans, and cheddar cheese, as desired.



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