Casero Taco

How to make Casero Taco

This taco will give you right on the spot, as it deliciously combines the rich Premium Sirloin, refried beans and rice. If you want to prepare this dish at home, then you can follow the below recipe that we have modified for your convenience. Before preparing this dish, you should arrange the required ingredients that you need during the preparation.


Casero Taco from Taco Palenque features grilled sirloin meat, refried beans, and cooked rice as its main ingredients. Besides this, the dish also features a few other ingredients that you need to keep handy during the preparation.

  • 1 Tbs. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. paprika powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 2 pound sirloin steak, about 1 inch thick
  • Flour or corn tortillas, 
  • ½ cup cooked rice
  • 1 can of refried beans


Method of Preparation

  1. To begin with the recipe, combine the salt, paprika, garlic, pepper, and thyme in a small bowl and blend all the ingredients well. Then sprinkle both sides of the steak with the dry rub and then rub it in. Now you can leave the meat to sit for half an hour at room temperature.
  2. To cook on a charcoal grill, you need to light the charcoal in a chimney starter. Add the hot coals into the grill so that the coals are placed to one side. Put the grill grate on the grill. When you notice grey ash on the coals, you can hold your hand 1 to 2 inches above the grate for 2 seconds, set the meat directly above the coals to sear it until dark grill marks form, which will take you about 3 minutes per side. 
  3. When the steak is nicely marked by the hot grill on both sides, remove from the coals and cover the grill so that it can cook indirectly. Remove the steak from the grill when it’s slightly firm to the touch and register 130° to 135°F on an instant-read thermometer for medium rare, or 140° to 145°F for medium rare.
  4. Let the steak rest on a cutting board for about 5 minutes before carving. 
  5. Cook the refried beans and add salt and pepper to it and then keep it aside.
  6. To serve, trim the fat from the steak and slice the meat on the diagonal into thin strips. Warm the tortillas and add sirloin meat, a spoonful of refried beans and rice to the tortillas. Fold it into the shape of a taco and serve hot with salsa.

Note: You can also heat one area of a gas grill on high and another on low and then set the meat on the grates on the high side and sear it until dark grill marks form, which will take you about 3 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts

There are 380 calories in 1 serving of Casero Taco from Taco Palenque; most of the calories come from carbohydrates and fat. Let us discuss all the nutrients that we get from 1 serving of Casero Taco from Taco Palenque.

  • Serving Size (g): 1 taco (176g)
  • Calories: 380
  • Fat cal(g): 150
  • Fat (g): 16
  • Saturated fat: 5
  • Trans fat(g): 0
  • Cholesterol (mg): 10
  • Sodium (mg): 1050
  • Carbs (g): 41
  • Fiber (g): 10
  • Sugar (g): 1
  • Prot (g): 16
  • Vit A %: 0%
  • Vit C %: 0%
  • Calcium%: 6%
  • Iron %: 15%


* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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Ricardo P.

San Antonio, TX


Since I'm from the area where Taco Palenque originated, I seriously probably have had Taco Palenque food close to a hundred times in my life. I was surprised that I hadn't reviewed any in San Antonio. For this Taco Palenque, I definitely noticed a few differences in the menu, compared to the ones in Laredo. Didn't matter much, as the food tastes the same. My only negative feedback about Taco Palenque is that their food is overpriced, compared to other Mexican Restaurants. However, I would say the food at Taco Palenque is solid! I actually use Taco Palenque as a measuring standard for other Mexican restaurants: if the food is better than Taco Palenque that place is great, if not then it's mediocre and not worth my time.


Now to get to the food here, the Piratas are delicious. Three simple ingredients in a taco that work marvelously together: beans, fajita, and cheese. Usually one pirata fills me up, unless I'm really starving. The other types of tacos are also solid, from the Matamoros to Casero. My favorite item at Taco Palenque are the Panchos. I can't really explain it, but their cheese, beans, fajita, and avocado (and green salsa) just do the trick for me each time, especially at night. Overall would recommend Taco Palenque to anyone near the area.


Rod B.


1ST REVIEW OF 2015!!! NEW YEAR, NEW REVIEWS, same me. So decided to finally try this place, and gotta admit, I'm half and half. I can go 2 Taco Cabana, get 2 Tacos for $5, but I go here and got 2 tacos, damn near $7 for what I ordered which was 2 Casero tacos which were meh. Maybe I just went and just tried the 1st thing that looked good 2 me, hell, I know it's mostly the price. Still I don't really c what's so good bout this restaurant. This place has extreme competition: Taco Cabana which is statewide top notch Tex Mex Hella good Fajitas, affordable food for individuals, beers and margaritas. Then there's my personal fav, Chacho's that not only have mexican food, but Pizza, wings, cakes, ice cream, plus the portions of some of the food for 1 person r huge. I got a $7 burrito, and that joint was like a Subway foot long. Maybe even bigger. Even the half of that was a good size, it's like a fat stoner's snack right there. This place is smart 2 b 24 hours cuz their counterparts are also 24/7 so they're doing something right, but still have a long way 2 go for my liking. Might try their nachos next.

Elizabeth R.


I'd like to address the comments on how "greasy" Taco Palenque's food is. Dear friends, this is a taqueria. If you are counting calories or concerned about your arteries, go eat kale at home. Also, those lamenting how super flat and/or "paper-thin" Palenque's tortillas are, must be a little confused. Let me assure you that tortillas, even the flour ones, are not supposed to look like pita bread. Am I a fan of Taco Palenque? I'm a fan of tacos, and TP's tacos are outstanding in all of their different formats. I've never had any of their soups, plates, parilladas or desserts. Just tacos and quesadillas. I highly recommend the tacos caseros, adobada and pirata. Even their basic fajita tacos go unmatched by their rival fast food chain. No this is not gourmet Mexican food. The place is not fancy. The staff is sometimes distracted. The tables are not always super clean. But if you really wanted any of that you wouldn't be at Taco Palenque. Be lucid and, above all, be reasonable. Taco lovers, late night owls, lonely depressed folk, and netflix binge watchers, hear me out: You deserve a real tasty taco with juicy meat that is seasoned just right and a tortilla that gently wraps, yet never overpowers, the goodness you deserve to put in your mouth. OMG I almost forgot to mention my absolute favorite part. Their portions are ridiculously generous. One taco can actually turn into two tacos and they give you extra tortillas because they know this.

The Most Popular Queries

What does Casero mean in Spanish?

Ans: Casero in Spanish means homemade or homely?

What should be served with casero tacos?

Ans: You can serve casero tacos with chips and guacamole salsa or tomato salsa. This will enhance the taste of the taco up to a great extent.

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