Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Grilled Skirt Steak Tacos Recipe

A couple weeks ago, I made skirt steak tacos for Taco Tuesday and I had a lot of questions on them. I thought I would share our super simple recipe. Perfect for a week night.

Normally, I go to a carniceria for carne asada and grill that up, but this time, I picked up skirt steak and went with that.
skirt steak tacos

Serves: 3 to 4


1 1/4 lbs skirt steak
Canola Oil
Garlic Powder
Corn Tortillas

Toppings (optional, but encouraged):
1 Medium Sweet Onion (for grilled onions)
2 Avocados (for the guacamole)
Limes (for the guacamole and to finish your taco with)
1 Small Tomato (for the guacamole)
Hot sauce


1. Drizzle the canola oil over your skirt steak on both sides and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. You want to make sure you season well as this is where your meat gets its flavor. Let stand for 30 minutes.
skirt steak and onions for grilling

2. Pre-heat your grill to 400 degrees or medium high.
3. Cut your onion into quarters and drizzle it with canola oil, salt and pepper.
4. Once your grill is heated, place your skirt steak on the grill for 3 minutes. Flip, then grill on the other side for 3 minutes. This will give you a temperature of medium. Also, place your onions on the grill and grill them until they get some char and they partially soften.
5. Once your meat is cooked, take it off and let it sit for 10 minutes. Then cut along the grain. I recommend cutting thin slices so it is easier to eat in a taco.
6. Assemble your tacos and enjoy.
Mi Rancho corn tortillas
hot sauce
Cholula hot sauce
Rory's new favorite hot sauce

We love to pair our tacos with grilled corn. To make easy grilled corn, I slather my corn with butter and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Sometimes I use red pepper flakes instead of pepper. Wrap in foil and grill for 25 minutes on medium high heat.
skirt steak tacos and grilled corn

Tip: Using a small frying pan, you can heat your tortillas to make them softer, so they won't break when you fill them up. I turn my burner on to low to medium low and place my tortilla in the pan for about 1 minute and then flip over for another minute.
soft tortilla tip


  1. YUM!! We love making skirt steak tacos, but next time I'm totally going to marinade for a while, usually we don't do enough and I think it would totally help the flavor. I could eat tacos everyday!

  2. This meal has my heart! I have never made skirt steak tacos and how wonderful they look! I sure will now, my Fam will love them!

  3. These look incredible. I never make steak at home bc B is so picky about it, but I could totally do steak tacos! I'll have to save this for later!

  4. Yes please! This looks and sounds amazing. It would definitely be a hit in our house.

  5. Yum! That sounds delicious. I'm all about avocado.

  6. This sounds so delicious! I love carne asada - my husband would adore this when he gets home!

  7. Skirt steak tacos are the best! These look so yummy!

  8. Oh yum! These sound so delicious. Thank you for sharing!

  9. My mouth was watering when I saw these on Insta. And, Andy would absolutely love these. Thanks for sharing!

  10. I love tacos, any kind of tacos. But these look really delicious!!!