Professor Lujan's Street Taco Recipe

This is probably my favorite meal. I am Mexican American and I grew up in various cities in Los Angeles county in the 1980s and 1990s. With that being said I grew up eating Mexican food not only at home and family members houses but I also ate at the local mom and pops taco stands. I use to frequent taco trucks but have been reluctant to do so after watching Nightmare Kitchen with Gordon Ramsay. Below is a recipe that I made to teach students how to make street tacos Los Angeles style and so they can enhance their vocabulary. 


  • 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 1/2 pounds skirt steak, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 12 mini flour tortillas, warmed

  • 3/4 cup diced red onion

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves

  • 1 lime, cut into wedges

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