There’s nothing better than a taco…unless they are steak tacos!
While you may do Taco Tuesday night in your home, I think tacos are delicious any day of the week! Especially on Game Day.
Plus, the addition of skirt steak for steak tacos instead of ground beef really mixes things up.
To help you get started in your meal planning for the week, I’m sharing this delicious skirt steak tacos recipe. Thank you so much to Fire & Flavor for sponsoring this post, all opinions are 100% my own.
Tacos are a classic staple around our house, I make them in some form at least once a week.
But, we really love to kick up the normal routine with something a little more special on game days!
With March Madness heating up, what better finger food to serve than some epic, crave-worthy tacos.
These steak tacos are literal flavor bombs.
Grilling over charcoal really sets these tacos off, that unique charcoal smoke you can’t get anywhere else.
Plus, THE most flavorful carne asada marinade, lots of fun toppings… and you have yourself an epic gameday taco party!
The whole family will enjoy the delicious, sweet and savory taste of steak tacos that use this extremely addictive carne asada marinade and are grilled to perfection on a charcoal grill!
There’s something magical that happens when you whip up steak tacos on the grill, they seem to hold much more flavor than other cooking methods.
The bonus? I get to warm up those tortilla shells on the grill while making steak tacos to ensure my end product has the best texture.
This skirt steak tacos recipe is easy enough to make, and since we’re all craving grilling season I wanted to give you a recipe that you can whip up for the family in celebration of warm weather months!
I’m not sure about you, but I know when it comes to making steak tacos my family enjoys having a wide variety of toppings to choose from.
I’m going to be offering a smorgasbord with lots of options including red cabbage, tomatoes, smashed avocado, lime, cilantro, scallions, black beans, and charred corn for my family to place on their steak tacos.
I love having fun nights like these where everyone can build their perfect dish/taco!
What cut for steak tacos?
While you can use any cut of steak you prefer, the best cut of steak to make steak tacos with is skirt steak in my opinion.
Some people prefer to use flank steak, which will work just fine, but I’ve used skirt steak for my steak tacos recipe today.
To me, skirt steak has a ton of flavor, but also a huge tip is cutting it against the grain resulting in the most tender steak for steak tacos!
How to grill steak tacos?
With Fire & Flavor products, they take all the hard work out of preparing your charcoal grill.
Get your charcoal grill hot and ready to go by placing the briquets in a pyramid inside the grill. Add 2-4 fire starters throughout the pyramid and light them.
The fire starters will slowly burn, allowing the olive wood briquets to catch fire. Then, we just wait until the briquets turn white hot.
Once your charcoal grill is ready for cooking skirt steak tacos, you can place the skirt steak on the grill for about 5 minutes on each side.
I like to cook mine until just medium, so I pull the skirt steak when the internal temperature reaches 140°F in the thickest part of the steak. The steak will continue to cook off the grill.
Let the steak rest on a cutting board under aluminum foil for about 5-10 minutes while you warm up the tortilla shells.
To save time, I get all my toppings and sides ready beforehand since grilling takes no time at all.
What to serve with steak tacos?
Oh, so you want to have more for dinner than just skirt steak tacos?!
Okay, well you can easily serve rice as a side or black beans with your skirt steak tacos. Or even some chips and salsa or guacamole or mix it up and make avocado salsa!
For me personally, I include a wide variety of toppings so that you get a full course meal by just making this steak tacos recipe.
I always make some form of beans to go on my tacos, today I made black beans. But, you can eat them as a side as well!
How to marinate steak tacos?
I’ll be using a carne asada marinade which I used previously for steak kabobs, that were delicious by the way!
You’ll want to mix together the ingredients listed below for the carne asada marinade and place your skirt steak into a gallon-sized resealable plastic bag.
Once your marinade is completely mixed up, you can pour it into the bag with the steak and rub it around so that it soaks into your skirt steak.
Allow your meat for steak tacos to marinate for at least one hour, but overnight is preferred.
How to make Skirt Steak Tacos?
Once the steak is nicely marinated, it is time to grill!
Be sure you get the charcoal grill hot enough to fully cook your steak up with just about 5 minutes on each side.
Really hot charcoals = a delicious caramelized crust on the steak!
The key is to allow the skirt steak to finish cooking covered under the foil for 5-10 minutes while you prepare the remaining toppings and warm up those tortilla shells.
I personally feel you can’t have a great steak taco without warming up those tortillas, so be sure to use up that charcoal grill heat to make your tortillas slightly warm, just like they do it in the restaurants.
Don’t forget to pick up your Fire & Flavor briquets and firestarters at a Publix near you or on their website: https://www.fireandflavor.com/
How to make Steak Tacos
Skirt Steak Tacos
- 1 & 1/2 pound skirt steak
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 4 scallions, thinly sliced, green part only
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 2 small limes juice freshly squeezed
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro rough chop
- taco toppings of your choice
- Place skirt steak in a resealable gallon-sized bag. Whisk together the olive oil, soy, scallions, garlic, lime juice, cumin, brown sugar, and fresh cilantro in a small bowl. Pour marinade over the steak and marinate at least one hour, but best overnight.
- Grill over high heat for about 5 minutes on each side, until the internal temperature reaches 140°F in the thickest part of the steak. Take it off the heat and cover with foil, let rest for 5-10 minutes. Slice against the grain and serve with tortillas and your favorite taco toppings.