Asadero Cheese and Steak Tacos

This Asadero Cheese and Steak Tacos recipe uses beef tenderloin, onions, poblano peppers, spices and a secret sauce on top of Mexican Asadero Cheese for a delicious, Tex-Mex Taco you will love!

Three asadero cheese and steak tacos on a plate.

I love a good taco, and these Asadero Cheese and Steak Tacos have a harmonious blend of creamy and meaty textures. With that, complemented by the mild poblano peppers and strong flavoring from the white onion to make a mouth-watering main dish.

The warm, buttery scent of the melted cheese pairs beautifully with the rich, aromatic grilled steak, making the overall experience deeply satisfying.

Why We Love This Recipe

  • These tacos can be whipped up in less than 30 minutes!
  • You will want to use our secret sauce over and over again.
  • It’s a delicious blend of textures and flavors that create a satisfying culinary experience.

Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients for asadero cheese and steak tacos.

Asadero Cheese – This cheese is mild, creamy, and melts beautifully in this dish. (This is the white ball pictured above.)

Soy Sauce – Although this is an uncommon ingredient to use in Mexican cooking, it enhances the overall flavor of the steak and vegetables.

For a full list of ingredients and amounts, please see the recipe card below.

How to Make Asadero Cheese and Steak Tacos

Step #1: Heat the canola oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat.

Step #2: After the oil is hot, add the beef tenderloin and cook it halfway to your liking of your steak.

Cubed steak cooking in a skillet.

Step #3: Next, add the onion and poblano pepper strips and cook the beef the rest of the way. Note, if you like your steak rare or medium rare and/or if you want your onion and pepper cooked more, you can cook the onions and peppers first and then add the beef or start cooking them all at the same time.

Steak, onions, and peppers cooking in a skillet.

Step #4: Add the soy sauce, salt, ground black pepper and minced garlic and mix well just before you remove meat to serve.

Sauce added into our steak and vegetables.

Step #5: In another pan, heat the asadero cheese over medium heat. When one side is melted, flip it over to melt the other side so that both sides are soft.

Step #6: Assemble your tacos. Add melted Asadero cheese into the middle of each tortilla, then top with the steak, onion, and peppers. Finally garnish with fresh cilantro and lime juice if desired.

Asadero cheese and steak tacos laid out on a wooden table.

FAQs

What toppings go well with Asadero Cheese and Steak Tacos?

Outside of what we have listed, there are many other great toppings for these tacos. I would recommend, salsa, pico de gallo, tomatoes, jalapeños, lettuce, mushrooms, avocado slices, or any other taco toppings you prefer! In addition, I like to top my tacos with crema, sour cream, or cotija cheese for an additional creamy element.

Do I have to use steak in these tacos?

No. You can use any protein you like such as chicken breast, pork, chorizo, or even shrimp.

Storage and Reheating

To store this recipe, separate the cheese from the meat and vegetables and place into airtight containers in your fridge for 2-3 days.

To reheat this recipe, you can do so on the stovetop over medium heat or in your microwave until everything has warmed through.

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This Asadero Cheese and Steak Tacos recipe uses beef tenderloin, onions, poblano peppers, spices and a secret sauce on top of Mexican Asadero Cheese for a delicious, Tex-Mex Taco you will love!

Asadero Cheese and Steak Tacos Recipe

This Asadero Cheese and Steak Tacos recipe uses beef tenderloin, onions, poblano peppers, spices and a secret sauce on top of Mexican Asadero Cheese for a delicious, Tex-Mex Taco you will love!
4.5 from 10 votes
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 Tacos
Calories: 547kcal
Author: Linda
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound beef tenderloin - cut into ¾ inch cubes
  • 1 medium white onion - sliced into small strips
  • 2 medium poblano peppers - sliced into small strips
  • 1 ounce canola oil
  • 3 ounces soy sauce
  • 1/8 tsp salt - plus more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper - plus more to taste
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 6 ounces asadero cheese
  • 8 soft taco sized flour tortillas - feel free to use corn if you prefer

Instructions

  • Heat the canola oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat.
  • After the oil is hot, add the beef tenderloin and cook it halfway to your liking of your steak.
  • Next, add the onion and poblano pepper strips and cook the beef the rest of the way. Note, if you like your steak rare or medium rare and/or if you want your onion and pepper cooked more, you can cook the onions and peppers first and then add the beef or start cooking them all at the same time.
  • Add the soy sauce, salt, ground black pepper and minced garlic and mix well just before you remove meat to serve.
  • In another pan, heat the asadero cheese over medium heat. When one side is melted, flip it over to melt the other side so that both sides are soft.
  • Assemble your tacos. Add melted Asadero cheese into the middle of each tortilla, then top with the steak, onion, and peppers. Finally garnish with fresh cilantro and lime juice if desired.

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NOTES

To store this recipe, separate the cheese from the meat and vegetables and place into airtight containers in your fridge for 2-3 days.
To reheat this recipe, you can do so on the stovetop over medium heat or in your microwave until everything has warmed through.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 547kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 1502mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g

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Linda

Hi, I'm Linda! Welcome to The Wanderlust Kitchen, where I share recipes and travel adventures from all around the world. Here you'll find a world of recipes you can have confidence in. These recipes celebrate authentic food heritage as well as modern techniques and ingredients. Be adventurous and try a new recipe and travel somewhere you have never been before.  Bon Appétit! Bon Voyage!  

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