Steak Tacos with Corn Salsa

The magnificent combination of well seasoned steak, a flavor packed salsa and a spicy crema sauce.

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♬ original sound – Stella Drivas

These tacos have swiftly become our new Tuesday favorites. The steak is generously seasoned to perfection with some brown sugar, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder and cumin. My motto is to feel it and sprinkle it. That brown sugar sweetness is optional but I would never leave it out. It levels up the taste so much.

The corn salsa is also ideal using some avocado, jalapeño, scallions, cilantro, lime and garlic. I used flour tortillas because that’s what we had on hand. But feel free to use the smaller corn tortillas, which would make this dish gluten free. Make sure you heat them up in a mini oven or on a pan.

The sauce is key, do not skip it! I used mayonnaise but you can sub in Greek yogurt to keep it lighter and healthier. Add the hot sauce Sriracha accordingly to your palate. Some like it hotter than others.

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steak tacos with corn and avocado salsa

Steak Tacos with Corn Salsa

4.50 from 6 votes
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes



  • 2 lbs top sirloin steak tips, sliced into thin strips
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbs olive oil, divided

Corn Salsa:

  • 2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • 3 scallions, diced
  • 1 tbs jalapeño, fine chop
  • 1 small clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 large lime, zested + juiced


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp lime zest
  • 3 tbs lime juice
  • 1-2 tsp Sriracha sauce
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 12 small corn tortillas
  • 4 oz Cotija cheese, crumbled



  • Combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl.


  • Whisk together all of the ingredients in a small bowl until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.


  • Rub your steak pieces with the seasonings (generously) and brown sugar.
  • Heat up 1 tbs oil in your pan. Work in two batches and cook the meat for a few minutes per side. They are thin so don't over cook them. Remove the pieces and heat the second tablespoon oil and cook the next batch of strips.


  • Heat your corn tortillas and then assemble tacos first with steak, then with corn salsa, next with some crema and lastly with some cotija cheese.
Author: Stella

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