Change up your Taco Tuesday this week with our Spiced Skirt Steak Tacos. Seasoned slices of juicy skirt steak are nestled in a crunchy corn shell and topped with a lime-scented fresh heirloom tomato salsa. Taco Tuesday never tasted so good!
Steak Tacos Recipe
What's your favorite cut of beef? Mine is skirt steak! Have you ever tried it?
This long thin flat piece of beef is packed with flavor and has become quite the popular menu item of late.
You may be familiar with the skirt steak served up as fajitas on a menu, a common way to prepare this delicious steak, and now Spiced Skirt Steak Tacos will soon become an item on your family's main menu!
Steak is seasoned with an easy spice steak rub made with a few basic spices from your pantry and then grilled to your desired liking.
Slices of juicy skirt steak are nestled in a crunchy corn shell. I love the flat bottomed taco shells that don’t tip over!
Then top with our homemade fresh heirloom tomatoes for the most incredible beef tacos.
Fresh Heirloom Tomato Salsa is an easy homemade salsa recipe that’s bursting with fresh summertime flavors and a hint of jalapeno heat.
Trust me when I tell you that our grilled steak tacos are a party in your mouth with a burst of flavor in every bite! So fire up the grill, it's taco time!
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Our homemade tomato salsa is all you really need to top off our steak tacos, but if you're looking to pile them high, these steak taco toppings will do the trick and taste mighty fine too:
- jalapenos (fresh or pickled)
- roasted fresh corn
- salsa verde
- sour cream
- shredded cheese
Substitutes for skirt steak
Skirt steak does tend to be a bit pricey. I personally think it is worth every penny but sometimes even I opt for another cut of beef. And that's perfectly okay.
There are several skirt steak alternatives that will also taste amazing as a skirt steak substitute for tacos.
Sirloin steak tacos are absolutely delicious too and a flank steak will work well in this recipe also.
You might want to give cube steak tacos a try as well as ribeye steak tacos.
Steak Tacos FAQ’s
What cut of beef is best for tacos?
Typically made from skirt steak or flank steak, carne asada is the grilled beef that is thinly sliced and used in making tacos.
What is skirt steak?
Skirt steak is a long flat cut of beef, from the plate or underside of the cow. Skirt steak is known for its rich beefy flavor.
Are skirt steak and flank steak the same?
Skirt steak and flank steak both come from the underside of the cow but differ in flavor and texture. Skirt steak has a more intense beef flavor than flank steak. Skirt steak also contains more tough muscles than flank steak and therefore is best when cooked to medium-rare or rare.
Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips
- Serve your grilled steak tacos with your favorite taco toppings
- Wrap up the steak filling in a soft taco shell and make it a taco wrap
- Make chimichurri steak tacos with our homemade chimichurri sauce
- You can substitute boneless skinless chicken breasts for the skirt steak
- You can substitute boneless skinless chicken thighs for the skirt steak
- Other cuts of steak, such as flank steak, ribeye steak, cube steak and sirloin steak can be substituted for the skirt steak.
Ingredients for grilled tacos
- smoked paprika
- garlic powder
- kosher salt
- ground cumin
- ancho chile pepper
- skirt steak
- Fresh Heirloom Tomato Salsa or your favorite fresh salsa
- flat bottom corn taco shells
Decorations for a taco party
Taco time is a good time for a taco party! Tacos are the best party food and always put me in a fiesta state of mind!
If you decide to actually go all out and have a taco party, you definitely must start with hanging this Taco About A Party Banner (this makes me crack up every time!).
Then add a colorful Serepe Plastic Tablecloth, or this set of hand woven serape table runners in festive colors (or both!) and these adorable Fiesta Paper Striped Party Straws with Tacos, Sombreros and more on them.
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Spiced Skirt Steak Tacos
Seasoned slices of juicy skirt steak are nestled in a crunchy corn shell and
topped with a lime-scented fresh heirloom tomato salsa. Taco Tuesday never
tasted so good!
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- Preheat grill for direct heat grilling.
- Combine paprika, garlic powder, kosher salt, cumin and ancho chile powder. Rub both sides of steak with spice mixture and let stand 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile prepare Fresh Heirloom Tomato Salsa recipe and reserve.
- Grill steak to desired doneness (145 degrees for medium-rarand let stand 5 minutes. Slice.
- Arrange sliced steak in taco shells and top with reserved salsa.