We’re excited to be starting a new recipe-sharing series today with Marty at A Stroll Thru Life and several other bloggers. If you’re like me, during the winter I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, but I find that I get tired of the same old recipes. Today’s post is a great way to add a few more favorites to your arsenal.Jump to Recipe
We pretty much always have tacos on Tuesday because we love them so much. We do have four or five different taco recipes on rotation so things stay interesting, and I’ll link to our other favorites at the end of the post.
Today’s recipe is skirt steak tacos, and it’s easy to make as well as budget-friendly, since skirt steak is a reasonably priced cut of meat.
Skirt Steak Tacos
Easy and inexpensive weeknight favorite
- 1 skirt steak (approximately 1 lb)
- 3 T olive oil
- 1.5 T soy sauce
- 1/2 t red pepper flakes
- 2 garlic cloves, minced or crushed
- 1 lime, juiced
- salt and pepper
Trim any fat off of the skirt steak and tenderize it using a mallet or blade tenderizer.
Mix the other ingredients in a bowl and then pour into a gallon sized ziploc bag with the steak to marinade (about 30 minutes at room temperature).
Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat and grill steak for 2-4 minutes on each side. Remove to a plate, cover with foil, and let it rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing. (Can certainly be prepared on a grill if you prefer).
Cut steak into bite-sized pieces.
Serve with warm corn or flour tortillas, chopped red onion, cilantro, sour cream, jalapeños, and lime wedges.
We serve these with guacamole and our favorite pinto bean recipe (here). I make a batch of these beans almost weekly and we use the leftovers for breakfast burritos.
If your skirt steak weighs about a pound, this recipe assumes only 4 oz of meat per person, because I find that we eat less meat on taco nights because the “fixings” take up so much room. If you like meatier tacos, just increase the size of your skirt steak. Sometimes I can’t find skirt steak when I go to the store; flank steak works, too.
Pair these with a jalapeño margarita (delicious but very strong!!) or beer, and enjoy!
For my favorite chipotle chicken taco recipe, visit this post.
For more family-tested and approved recipe ideas, be sure to visit this month’s other participating bloggers, and join us on the last Thursday of every month.Noting Grace Stone Gable Decor To Adore Pink Peppermint Design Worthing Court Grace In My Space Our Southern Home A Stroll Thru Life