Vampiros food


steak vampiros meal

Tacos Vampiros is a unique twist on classic street food. These are grilled, open tortilla dishes topped with meat, cheese and other classic taco ingredients.

The opened tortilla will crack and the layer of cheese will form a delicious crust. From there you add another layer of cheese and toppings, such as: B. Your meat and in this case chipotle salsa!

Okay, but where does the name come from? One might assume that these are vampire tacos, but the name “Tacos Vampiro” has a relatively obscure origin. Although it’s still fun on Halloween because it’s a little scary.

For more taco recipes, check out my Al Pastor Shrimp Tacos, Fried Pork Belly Tacos, Campfire Quesabirria Tacos, and Carne Asada Breakfast Tacos.


These are some of the best foods… And not just because they have a cute name.

The crispy tortilla, salty flavors, and slight kick of the chipotle salsa will keep everyone on repeat when it comes to filling your plate with these bad boys.

Be sure to use freshly grated cheese for the melted cheese. Grated cheese contains no oil and can burn easily. Instead, a nice cheese crust should form, which makes this vampire food so irresistible!

You’ll also love that this recipe only requires 30 minutes of prep time. The remaining time is spent marinating or cooking.

You can even marinate your meat ahead of time if it fits your schedule better. This recipe is quite flexible.

For example, I cooked my steak twice. I wasn’t happy with the color the first time, so I cut it into smaller pieces and threw it back on the grill to get some crispy edges.

Even though the meat was cooked twice, it was still very tender. That’s because I marinated it for 24 hours.

As I said, mine was still soft and crispy, but you can cook it as long as you like. The longer the marinade lasts (up to 36 hours), the softer it will be, but the less red it will be.


Grilled steak



Skirt steak or flap steak


All Serranos

Chopped coriander


Navel orange

Garlic cloves

White onion

Soy sauce

Garlic powder

Ground cumin

Black pepper

rapeseed oil (or olive oil)

Kosher salt

Chipotle Salsa:


Garlic cloves

Chipotle in Adobo

White onion


Kosher salt


Corn tortillas

Grated Jack Cheese (make sure you use freshly grated cheese)


sour cream

Chopped red onion

Chopped coriander

Let’s start cooking

Marinate the steak

Place serranos, garlic, garlic cloves, cilantro, lime juice, orange juice and soy in a blender. Puree everything until you get a smooth mixture.

Then put the marinade in a bowl or large plastic bag, then add the cumin, garlic powder, black pepper, salt and canola oil. Mix everything together and then add your steaks to the marinade.

Marinate your steaks for at least 12 hours, but you can marinate them for up to 36 hours.

Make the chipotle salsa :

chipotle salsa mexican food

Now it’s time to preheat your grill to high heat for direct grilling (around 200°C).

Place a cast iron pan on the grill and let it get very hot. Then add the tomatillos, garlic cloves and onion and fry for 2-3 minutes. Once charred, add them to a blender along with your chipotle in adobo and blend until smooth. Then add salt and sugar if needed.

Saute tomatoes, onions and garlic in a cast iron pan.

Keep warm and set aside until serving.

Now it’s time to take the steaks out of the fridge and let them rest at room temperature for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, place the steak slices on the grill and grill for about 4 minutes per side, or until the inn


Now for the fun part:

Preheat a skillet/plancha over medium heat (about 375°F). Take a handful of freshly grated cheese and place it in the pan, about the size of your tortilla.

Place the tortillas on top of the melted cheese.

Repeat adding cheese to pan to create desired amount of taco shells. Then place your tortilla on the melted cheese and carefully turn it over.

Pro Tip: Use a nice spatula to loosen the cheese. Continue cooking the tortilla until it is set (about 2 minutes more). Once your tortillas are ready, stand back.


Now we are ready to serve! Top each taco with a generous handful of steak, red onion, chopped cilantro, sour cream, chipotle salsa, and a spoonful of guacamole. Boom, you have a great dish!

Place the steak with melted cheese on the tortillas.

If you don’t want to take the time to make our chipotle salsa, you can always opt for pico de gallo or another red salsa.

Add cilantro and onions to the Grilled Steak Vampiro Food.


If you have leftover steak tacos, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. If possible, I recommend storing the ingredients separately.

Top the grilled Vampiro Food steak with sour cream.


Tortillas vampiros food reheat

To reheat your leftovers, place your steak on a baking sheet in the oven at about 350°F until warm. Then follow the recipe to grill your tortillas and assemble your tacos as if everything were fresh.

If you want to reheat leftover tacos, you can place them on a baking sheet and place in the oven at 400°F until warm.

Frequently asked Questions :

What is the difference between Tostada and Vampiros food ?

The main difference between the two is that tostadas are made from ready-made crispy tortillas and vampires are prepared on site. Vampiros food are grilled on a layer of cheese, which makes them particularly cheesy.

What cut of steak is best to eat?

The best cut of steak for vampiro food is definitely skirt steak.

It’s a great, lean cut of meat that goes well with the marinade and is fairly inexpensive.

You can also opt for a flank steak, a heavier cut of meat than a skirt steak. Although both are good choices for your food.

This is a recipe I will definitely repeat again. I can’t get enough of the crispy shell, cheesy crust, and piled-on meat toppings.


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