Grilled Blackberry Steak Tacos with Blackberry Salsa

Grilled Blackberry Steak Tacos with Blackberry Salsa are a fruity, summer dinner that’s perfect for Taco Tuesday! The Oregon blackberry marinade for the steak infuses it with tart, herbaceous flavor. You can amp up those flavors with a fresh blackberry salsa on top.

Recipe by Meghan from Cake ‘N Knife Blog

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For the Blackberry Steak

2 LBs skirt steak
1 ½ cups Oregon Berries frozen Marionberries, thawed and drained (or fresh)
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
¼ cup honey
1 Tablespoon lime juice
½ cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves
1 teaspoon black pepper

For the Blackberry Salsa

1 cup fresh blackberries, halved
2 serrano peppers, seeded and minced
¼ cup chopped red onion
½ cup chopped, seeded tomato
1 teaspoon freshly chopped cilantro

For the Tacos

12 corn tortillas, warmed
1/3 cup crumbled queso fresco


Step 1
Add blackberries, soy sauce, honey, lime juice, olive oil, garlic, thyme, rosemary, and black pepper to a blender. Blend until smooth.

Step 2
Add marinade to a bag with steak. Seal and place in the refrigerator for 6 to 12 hours. Remove from the refrigerator for 30 minutes before cooking to rest at room temperature.

Step 3
Preheat the grill to medium-high heat (350˚ to 450˚F). Remove steak from marinade and grill for 6 minutes on one side. Flip and cook for another 5 to 6 minutes, until medium-rare. Cook longer if you prefer for desired doneness.

Step 4
Place cooked steak on a cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes. Slice against the grain into thin strips.

Step 5
Stir together salsa ingredients in a small bowl.

Step 6
To assemble tacos, add steak to tortillas. Top with salsa and queso fresco. Serve and enjoy!