Chipotle Flank Steak Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

  • Active Time 35m
  • Total Time 35m

6 servings

Who says tacos are just kids' fare? Here's a sophisticated weeknight dinner that combines a charred steak and a bright, fresh salsa. (Best of all, the kids will like it too.)


  • 12 soft corn tortillas
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon powdered chipotle chili plus 1 pinch, divided
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1 pound flank steak, trimmed of fat
  • 1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch-thick rings (see Tip)
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup minced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • Tip: Pre-peeled and cored fresh pineapple is commonly available in the produce section of supermarkets.


Preheat the grill to high. Stack the tortillas and wrap in heavy-duty foil.

Combine the oil, 1 teaspoon powdered chipotle and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a small dish. Rub into both sides of steak. Place the tortilla stack on the coolest part of the grill or upper warming rack, if possible, and heat, flipping once, until warmed through and very pliable. Meanwhile, grill the steak for 4-6 minutes per side for medium, or until desired doneness. Grill the pineapple rings until moderately charred, 1-2 minutes per side. Remove the tortillas, steak and pineapple from the grill. Let the steak rest for at least 5 minutes before very thinly slicing crosswise into strips.

Meanwhile, dice the pineapple and transfer to a medium bowl. Add the bell pepper, onion, cilantro, vinegar, the remaining pinch of chipotle and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt; toss to combine. Serve the sliced steak in the warm tortillas with the pineapple salsa.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 7799

nutrition information per serving

283 calories; 8g total fat; 3g total saturated fat; 29mg cholesterol; 458mg sodium; 36g carbohydrates; 5g fiber; 19g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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