Skirt Steak Tacos

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!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword carne asada, skirt steak tacos, steak tacos, tacos
Servings 6 servings
Calories 253kcal
Author Dana at


  • 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. 


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Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 798mg | Potassium: 406mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2.7% | Vitamin C: 6.2% | Calcium: 2.3% | Iron: 14.3%