Steak Tortillas Recipe
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Steak Tortillas Recipe

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"When I fix steak, I always grill one extra so I have leftovers to make these delicious filled tortillas," informs Kris Wells of Hereford, Arizona. The steak strips are seasoned with salsa, chili powder and cumin, then tucked inside soft flour tortillas with tasty toppings.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 cups thinly sliced cooked beef ribeye or sirloin steak (about 3/4 pound)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 6 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • Shredded cheese, chopped lettuce and tomatoes and additional salsa, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 253 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 313mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, saute steak and onion for 1 minute. Stir in the salsa, cumin, chili powder and garlic powder.
  2. In a small bowl, combine flour and water until smooth; gradually add to the skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Place beef mixture on tortillas; top as desired with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and additional salsa. Fold in sides. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Steak Tortillas in Quick Cooking July/August 2002, p16

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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RachelB04 User ID: 3813016 225230
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2015

"This was really good! I also used sirloin steak, sliced thin. It had just the right amount of smoky flavor. My husband was grabbing the steak right out of the pan, didn't even wait for a tortilla. Will definitely make this again."

rebelwithoutaclue User ID: 4288906 222462
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2015

"Really good. Increased garlic pwr to 1/2 tea and sliced sirloin steak very thin. Had to laugh @ 5hungrykids, she always has leftover steak! Who has leftover steak? Not in my lifetime, to date!"

kgood1234 User ID: 7495169 129533
Reviewed May. 12, 2014

"This was so authentic tasting. I didn't have cumin so I used 1 tsp of Mexican chili powder gave it lost of flavor. Also, I used 1/2 cup fresh deli salsa which gave it some kick. the left over NY strip steak had been seasoned with Montreal steak seasoning. So good, this will now be my go to recipe for leftover steak."

sjmdam User ID: 4248228 110953
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2014

"These were good, but I think they needed more kick I don't like spicy but it needed a little more flavor"

pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 112913
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2013

"I used this recipe and used it over tortilla chips to make nachos instead. I also added a can of black beans to the mix. We enjoyed it very much!"

lreynal User ID: 3585721 86693
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

"This was very good. I also make extra when I cook steak for tacos and such. I made the recipe as is, it was good. But, for our taste I added 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes for some heat. I will make this again!"

5hungrykids User ID: 1062637 205007
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2012

"Absolutely fabulous recipe! We always have leftover steak so this works great for me. My kids love these as well. A definite plus as they are very picky with "Mexican" food. Thanks for sharing."

Maureen88 User ID: 6011511 57290
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2011

"This was so super easy and tastes fantastic! Even my picky husband liked it and he didn't say I was wasting perfectly good (leftover) steak."

micheleclow User ID: 6777152 102210
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2011

"I wish I could make an extra steak for this everynight. This was oh so yummy, but there's no way this feeds six in my family. I'd have to have at least 3 extra steaks on hand...we couldn't get enough of it. I will also try this recipe with leftover roast the next time I have some."

MJinATL User ID: 3778776 85478
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2009

"Add a can of Ranch Style Beans to the mix.....yum."

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