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The Ultimate Steak Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

  • Author: Krista @
  • prep_time Prep Time: 12 hours
  • cook_time Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 12 hours 10 minutes
  • yield Yield: 12 1x
  • category Category: Beef
  • method Method: Grilling
  • cuisine Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Gluten Free


The Ultimate Steak Tacos tenderized by a sweet ‘n salty marinade then charred to perfection for the ultimate bite. These are hands down my go to steak taco recipe – topped with fresh cilantro, avocado and Pineapple Salsa. Guaranteed to be a dinner favorite!



Steak Marinade:

  • 1.5 lbs. filet mignon
  • 6 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cup tamari (or gf soy sauce)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

Radish Pineapple Salsa:

  • 1 cup diced pineapple
  • 1/2 cup diced radish
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon diced jalapeno
  • salt to taste

For the Tacos:

  • 12 tortillas (corn or flour)
  • 2 avocados, sliced


  1. For the Steak: to a small bowl add pineapple juice, tamari, garlic cloves and smoked paprika. Whisk to combine ingredients. Add filet mignon to a large ziplock. Pour marinade over the steak. Close ziplock, mix around. Marinate for at least 4 hours, best if overnight.
  2. For the Radish Pineapple Salsa: to a medium bowl add pineapple, radish, red onion, cilantro, garlic clove, lime juice, jalapeno and salt. Using a spoon, toss to mix everything together. Set aside.
  3. Heat grill to medium high heat, about 375°F – 400°F. Spray the grill grates with cooking spray or rub down with olive oil soaked rag.
  4. Place marinated steak on the grill. Grill each side for 4-5 minutes. Until there is a slight char on the steak. (It will be a little pink on the inside)
  5. Remove from grill and let the steak sit for 5 minutes to let the juices redistribute. Slice.
  6. Assemble tacos: to each tortilla add avocado slices, beef slices and a scoop of the pineapple salsa.


  • Serving Size: 2 tacos
  • Calories: 390
  • Sugar: 8 g
  • Sodium: 110 mg
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 36 g
  • Fiber: 9 g
  • Protein: 26 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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