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Skirt Steak Tacos

It’s not taco Tuesday unless you have something hearty you can sink your teeth in. These tacos will hit the spot and satisfy your hunger.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American


Skirt Steak:

  • 2 pounds skirt steak or sirloin flap
  • ¼ cup Savory seasoning or seasoning salt
  • 1 tablespoon coriander
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 12 corn tortillas toasted
  • 1 cup Mexican bbq
  • herb salsa garnish
  • pickled onions and jalapeno’s garnish

Mexican BBQ Sauce:

  • 10 ounces red enchilada sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 chipotles pepper in adobo sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 5 ounces orange juice

Pickled Onions and Jalapenos:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 large red onion sliced thin
  • ¾ cup white vinegar
  • ¾ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper ground
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon chili flakes

Herb Salsa:

  • ½ bunch parsley chopped
  • ½ bunch cilantro chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • pinch salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • ½ cup olive oil


  • In a bowl mix savory seasoning, coriander, cumin and chili powder. Season both sides of steak evenly. Let sit at room temperature for a maximum of 1 hour. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat and cook steak for 2 minutes each side for rare, 3 minutes each side for medium rare, 5 minutes each side for medium, 6 minutes each side for medium-well. Let steak sit for 10 minutes before slicing.
  • While steak is cooking in a pot over medium heat add enchilada sauce, tomato paste, chipotle pepper, garlic and orange juice. Stir together and bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook for 5 minutes. Pour in a blender and blitz on high for 1 minute. After steak comes off grill baste ½ cup of sauce over top. Use remaining as a dipping sauce.
  • In a nonreactive saucepan bring water to a boil, add red onions and remove from heat, after 1 minute. Add vinegars, sugar, salt, bay leaf, oregano, black pepper, cumin, chili flakes. Bring to a boil for 3 minutes. Cover and let cool, in mixture. Place in glass jar or non-reactive bowl for one day before enjoying.
  • To make herb salsa, place all ingredients except oil in a bowl, then slowly stir in oil. Adjust seasoning and taste.
  • To assemble in each taco place 2 slices of steak, 1 tablespoon herb salsa and garnish with pickled onions and jalapenos.