Thai Beef Tacos with Lime Cilantro Slaw

If you’re looking for something excellent to make for dinner, try these Thai Beef Tacos with Lime Cilantro Slaw. They’re not your typical taco recipe, and they pack a ton of flavor.

Thai Beef Tacos

This is an easy, fairly quick meal. The “marinade” for the flank steak is super basic. It’s so basic, in fact, that I worried that there wouldn’t be much flavor for the beef. The marinade includes sugar, ginger, fish sauce, chili-garlic sauce, pepper and garlic. That all gets thrown into a big zip baggie with the flank steak, and it sits for just 20 minutes in the fridge.

The slaw is quick too- especially if you buy the bags of coleslaw mix and matchstick carrots. It’s tossed with similar spices as well as lime juice and cilantro.

Serve this recipe with Coconut Ginger Rice– it’s amazing!!!

Thai Beef Tacos with Lime Cilantro Slaw

Yield: 8 tacos (2 tacos per serving)

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes



  • 1 tablespoon granulated white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili garlic sauce (add more if you like it spicy!)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound flank steak, trimmed


  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon granulated white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups packaged angel hair slaw
  • 2 cups packaged matchstick-cut carrots
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  • Eight 6-inch flour tortillas


  1. To prepare steak: Combine first 6 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add steak to bag; seal and marinate in refrigerator 20 minutes, turning occasionally.
  2. Prepare grill or broiler.
  3. Remove steak from bag; discard marinade. Place steak on grill rack or broiler pan coated with cooking spray; cook 5 minute on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut steak diagonally across grain into thin slices.
  4. To prepare slaw, combine juice and next 6 ingredients (through 2 garlic cloves) in a large bowl. Add slaw and next 3 ingredients (though cilantro); toss well to combine.
  5. Divide steak evenly among tortillas; spoon about 1/2 cup slaw onto each tortilla. Fold in half; serve immediately.


  • An additional note on the marinade for the steak: If you like spicy, it isn't spicy as prepared in the given recipe. If you want spice, add more chili garlic sauce. Marinating it longer may also help the spice flavor come through a little more.
SOURCE: (via Cooking Light)