We love tacos. And being one of the most adaptable foods in the world, tacos lend themselves to fusion and crossover flavors outside of Mexico like few other foods do. This particular recipe fuses Asian-inspired flavors with Mexican for a delicious taco recipe. These Teriyaki Steak Tacos are so rich and flavorful and easy to make any night of the week! The whole family will love them!
The beef is both marinated and basted as it grills with the teriyaki sauce to increase the depth of flavor. This thick sauce takes well to the grill and doesn’t burn up before the meat finishes cooking. The marinade and basting layer flavors on the steak.
There are many teriyaki sauces on the market, but the Kikkoman® Teriyaki Takumi Sauce, Original, tops our list as the best out there. It tastes like an artisan sauce that you would find in your favorite Japanese restaurant.
What cut of beef is the best for the Teriyaki Steak Tacos?
Skirt steak is the way to go for these steak tacos. Sure, you could use a variety of cuts and achieve greatness, but skirt steak works the best here and is what we use. If you can pick, the outside skirt steak is, in our opinion, preferable to the inside skirt steak because it has a little more flavor and is a bit more tender. This is a personal preference, but either will work beautifully here. Also, when using a skirt steak, you will want to cook it medium rare or even rare/seared. Cooking it to medium or above will toughen the beef.
Don’t Forget the Toppings!
The toppings on this taco are kept very simple, but they add just the right texture and flavors to balance the flavorful beef. The carrots are prepared with a simple pickling that imparts flavors and brings out the natural sweetness of the carrot. The cucumbers are a great fresh addition with a crunch as well.
If you have a mandolin, use it here to achieve nice thin slices of cucumber. The green onions and cilantro top off the fusion element of these tacos and add a vibrant taste and color to the dish.
The real magic is the third application of the teriyaki sauce. Just a drizzle over the taco really enhances everything and lets you enjoy the flavor profiles of the sauce. The result is a mouthwatering taco with massive amounts of flavor that make it hard to stop eating!
We hope you enjoy this recipe for Teriyaki Steak Tacos! If you give it a try, leave us a comment below or tag us on Instagram @cooking_with_wine!
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