Cut the Carbs, Not the Flavor: Low-Carb Flat Iron Taco Recipe

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Going low-carb absolutely doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite foods. There are plenty of low-carb recipes for bread, pasta, pizza, and yes, even tacos.

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One of our favorite ways to make tacos is – you guessed it – with steak! Chicago Steak Company’s Premium Angus Beef Flat Irons are the best addition to a steak taco that’s full of flavor and healthy protein and adds just the right texture to a taco. Plus, steak is a zero-carb food, so you won’t have to worry about it cutting into your low carb intake for the day.

Trust us; once you try these low-carb flat iron steak tacos, you’ll never go back to eating tacos the traditional (i.e., high carb and high calorie) way.

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Cut the Carbs, Not the Flavor: Low-Carb Flat Iron Taco Recipe
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Prep Time
10 Minutes
Cook Time 6 Minutes
Passive Time 5 Minutes
Servings
tacos
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. flat iron steak from Chicago Steak Company
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 2 avocados
  • 4 tbsp unflavored Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup pickled red cabbage
  • cilantro leaves
  • 8 low-carb soft tortillas (or romaine lettuce leaves, if you're going very low-carb!)
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 6 Minutes
Passive Time 5 Minutes
Servings
tacos
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. flat iron steak from Chicago Steak Company
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 2 avocados
  • 4 tbsp unflavored Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup pickled red cabbage
  • cilantro leaves
  • 8 low-carb soft tortillas (or romaine lettuce leaves, if you're going very low-carb!)
Instructions
  1. Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat with 1 tbsp of oil.
  2. Slice avocados into thin strips and dice tomato and onion.
  3. Season flat iron steaks with salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and chili powder.
  4. Place steaks flat on the skillet. Sear for 5 minutes or until light brown crust forms, flip and do the same to the other side.
  5. Remove steaks from the skillet and place onto a cutting board. Allow them to rest for 5 minutes and then slice into thin strips.
  6. Spread about ½ tbsp of unflavored Greek yogurt onto each tortilla or lettuce leaf. Add a few strips of flat iron steak and top with red cabbage, avocado, tomato, and cilantro leaves.
Recipe Notes

This low-carb steak taco recipe is an excellent choice for a work lunch or healthy family dinner. Shop the Chicago Steak Company selection of steaks online – we have USDA Prime ribeye, American Wagyu filet mignon, and other incredible cuts – to get the highest quality steaks for your meals.

Need more inspiration? Check out Steak University for a virtually endless supply of steak cooking ideas, recipes, tips, and more.

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