Thursday, July 12

Skirt Steak Tacos

Spice-rubbed grilled skirt steak makes a quick and cheap Mexican meal

Grilled Skirt Steak Tacos

I love entertaining, but cooking for more than a few people can be a little hectic because our kitchen is small. I’ve come up with a few ways to make dinner for a crowd easier by relying on our outdoor grill (less people in the kitchen and less cleanup) and assembling as much as possible in advance. I made these skirt steak tacos for some friends recently and they were such a hit. I made all the taco condiments in advance (even taking some store-bought help) and seasoned the steak before people came over. We quickly grilled the meat and warmed the tortillas before serving and then allowed guests to make their own tacos. It’s the type of laid-back, homey meal that I love serving to friends.

Grilled Skirt Steak Tacos:
  • Heat a grill to high heat. Meanwhile, let 1 1/2 lbs. skirt steak sit at room temperature for 20-30 minutes.
  • Rub the steak with olive oil and sprinkle with a seasoning blend of 2 tbsp. chili powder, 2 tbsp. cumin powder, 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper, and salt.
  • Grill the steak for 2-3 minutes per side, then remove to a plate, cover with foil, and let rest for 5-10 minutes.
  • While steak rests, warm the tortillas on the grill for 30 seconds per side and stack onto a plate.
  • Slice the steaks against the grain and place on a platter.
  • To serve, set out the steak, tortillas, guacamole,* salsa, queso fresco, cilantro leaves, and diced raw onion.
  • Allow guests to assemble their own tacos as desired.

Serves four - six
*Recipe here.