Beef Steak Tacos with Queso Fresco

Quick fix Mexican flavors star in these tacos. Mild, fresh queso fresco cheese gives the tangy slaw and juicy steak a tasty creaminess.

Wisconsin Cheese Beef Steak Tacos with Queso Fresco Recipe
Active Time
30 Minutes



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Queso Fresco can be used in this recipe.


  1. Combine the cabbage, lime juice, cilantro and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. Season both sides of steak with chipotle chili pepper and remaining salt. Warm olive oil a heavy, large skillet over medium heat. Add steak; cook for 5-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer inserted in meat reads 145ºF. 
  3. Remove from the skillet. Cover and let stand for 3 minutes. Slice steak against the grain into 16 strips.
  4. Wipe skillet clean. Warm tortillas in dry skillet to soften, about 20-30 secends per side. Top each torilla with two steak strips. Layer with reserved cabbage mixture, queso fresco and avocados. Serve immediately.

Recipe Tip

  • Wisconsin queso blanco or feta cheeses could be substituted for the queso fresco.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Queso fresco is a popular Hispanic-style, white cheese that does not melt when heated. With its fine, grain-like texture and mild, fresh milk flavor, queso fresco is often crumbled over salads, stirred into salsas or sprinkled on top of warm meats and side dishes.

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