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Skirt Steak Tacos Recipe

Skirt Steak Tacos Recipe

Jaden Hair
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 743 kcal


  • 2 pounds skirt steak trimmed of excess fat
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cooking oil
  • 2 cups loosely packed shredded lettuce
  • 2 to matoes diced
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced cilantro
  • 1-2 avocado pitted and sliced
  • 1 cup crumbled queso fresco or other shredded cheese of your choice
  • 1 lime cut into wedges
  • 8 flour or corn tortillas


  • Season the skirt steak with salt and pepper on both sides. Heat a skillet or grill pan over high heat. When hot, swirl in the cooking oil. Add the skirt steak to the pan and sear for 2-3 minutes each side. If the skirt steak is very thin (about 1/2 inch thick), it should be medium-rare at this point. If the skirt steak is thicker, turn the heat to medium and cover to cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Let the meat rest for 5 minutes before slicing. Slice the skirt steak across the grain into very thin ribbons.
  • Assemble tacos by layering steak, lettuce, diced tomatoes, cilantro and avocado slices. Top with cheese and serve with lime wedges.


Calories: 743kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 61gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 187mgSodium: 1153mgPotassium: 1358mgFiber: 8gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 1182IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 292mgIron: 5mg
Keyword beef tacos, skirt steak recipe, steak tacos
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