Budget Friendly Steak Tacos with Fresh Tomato Salsa

Budget-friendly steak tacos are a naturally gluten free addition to your new year meal rotation. Delicious, healthy, and easy on your wallet.

budget friendly steak tacos with fresh tomato salsa

Tacos Every Day

Ever Tuesday someone posts about Taco Tuesday. It’s a catchy name- Taco Tuesday. But the thing is, I kinda want tacos ALL THE TIME. Breakfast, dinner, and lunch. I love tacos so much I already have three recipes up for them! There are Jamaican Jerk Tacos, Quinoa Tacos, and Crunchy Chicken Tacos.

Because you can never have too many tacos- today I bring you budget friendly steak tacos! Can you say yum?

holding a gluten free steak taco

Budget Friendly Steak Tacos

This year we are cutting way back on our food budget (soooo hard for me!) because we really want to do some traveling. but I still want to eat good food.

That means finding ways to infuse lots of flavors, with few ingredients. For these steak tacos, I bought already sliced steak that was for fajitas- it was 2.99 a pound (if you can’t find already sliced steak, then sub in some flank steak- you can usually find it on sale).

Stores will often cut the leftover meat up for stews or fajitas and sell it at a much lower cost. A quick marinade of cilantro, lime, cumin, and chili powder and you have perfect tacos.

By simplifying the toppings I also saved money- this fresh tomato salsa doesn’t cost a fortune and is packed with flavor. The avocado adds omega threes and has a perfect, creamy texture.

Corn tortillas are also super cheap and great to have around for easy meals.

gluten free steak tacos on a plate

Taco Time

These budget friendly steak tacos cost about $10.00 for four servings and you will have tortillas left for another meal. If you prefer flour tortillas to corn GF Jules has a great gluten free flour tortilla recipe! Whenever I make them they disappear in a flash.

So tell me- any great ideas for easy and cost-efficient meals? Let me know your ideas in the comment (and don’t forget to tell me your favorite kind of taco!

Budget Friendly Steak Tacos with Fresh Tomato Salsa
Budget Friendly Steak Tacos with Fresh Tomato Salsa
Amanda Kanashiro
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Category: Easy Dinners
Cuisine: Tex-Mex

  • 3/4 pound fajita steak strips
  • 1 avocado
  • corn tortillas
    Steak Marinade
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large lime, juiced
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup packed cilantro leaves (1 handful)
    Fresh Tomato Salsa
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 2 Tablespoons cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste

  1. Combine the steak marinade ingredients in blender. Blend till well combined.
  2. Pour over steak and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Cook steak over medium heat until desired doneness (about 3 minutes per side for medium).
  4. Combine all ingredients for fresh tomato salsa.
  5. Cut avocados.
  6. Make tacos by adding steak, salsa, and avocado to each corn tortilla.

Prep Time: 2 hours - Cook Time: 15 minutes ; Yield: 4 Servings
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11 thoughts on “Budget Friendly Steak Tacos with Fresh Tomato Salsa

  1. I always look at what meat is on sale and buy that – we only eat organic meat, which definitely takes a chunk out of our wallets! Such a good idea to use a big flavoured marinade on what may be a less preferred cut of meat.

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