Arrachera (Skirt Steak) Tacos

Tacos de Arrachera

In Northern Mexico, beef is king and one of the most popular cuts is arrachera. It’s a beefy tasting cut best cooked quickly over high heat. Perfect for when you need great tacos and fast.

When you make these tacos the secret is salt and salsa. You want to salt the meat well and choose a bold salsa.

Arrachera Skirt Steak Tacos

How to Make

Gather your ingredients. You only need 2 lbs. of arrachera, 12 corn tortillas, and salt for the tacos. You will need 1 bunch of spring onions for the garnish.

Ingredients Arrachera Tacos

Slice the meat into 3/4″ wide strips that are about 3″ long. The strips may look a little wide but they will shrink during cooking.

Sliced Arrachera

Preheat a thick bottomed pan to hot. Add 1 tbsp. of cooking oil and then place the meat in the pan and salt well.

Cooking Arrachera 1

The meat will give off a lot of liquid while cooking.

Cooking Arrachera 2

When the liquid has evaporated and the meat is nicely browned. It is ready to serve.

Cooking Arrachera 3

Serving

Place 2 or 3 strips of the cooked meat on a warm tortilla and serve with your favorite salsa, charred spring onions, and sliced limes. We served our tacos with this fresh tomatillo salsa verde, a hot tangy salsa that stands up to the bold flavor of the beef.

Skirt Steak Arrachera Tacos
Arrachera Tacos
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Arrachera (Skirt Steak) Tacos Recipe

Arrachera (skirt steak) tacos served with a fresh tomatillo verde salsa and charred spring onions on corn tortillas, just like they serve in Northern Mexico. An easy taco recipe you can have ready fast.
Course Tacos
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword beef, flank steak, skirt steak, tacos
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 tacos
Calories 473kcal
Author Douglas Cullen

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. arrachera skirt steak
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • Salt
  • 1 bunch of spring onions.
  • 2 cups of your favorite salsa – We recommend this fresh salsa verde.
  • 8 limes

Instructions

Cooking the Onions

  • Preheat a dry heavy-bottomed pan to medium-hot and place the spring onions in the pan.
  • When the onions have browned well on one side turn. Repeat until the onions are browned on all sides.
  • Set aside while you cook the meat.

Cooking the Arrachera

  • Slice the meat into 3/4" wide strips that are about 3" long.
  • Preheat a thick bottomed pan to hot. Add 1 tbsp. of cooking oil and then place the meat in the pan and salt well.
  • The meat will give off a lot of liquid while cooking. Turn once a minute.
  • When the liquid has evaporated and the meat is nicely browned. It is ready to serve.

Serving

  • Place 2 or 3 strips of the cooked meat on a warm tortilla and serve with your favorite salsa, charred spring onions, and sliced limes.

Notes

The salsa we used for this recipe already includes onion and cilantro. If you use a different salsa, you can top with some finely chopped onion and cilantro which is a tasty addition.

Nutrition

Calories: 473kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 16g | Sodium: 906mg | Sugar: 4g

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3 comments… add one
  • Ur Girl

    What a joke lol

  • Eric

    These tacos are very good. Easy to make. Thanks!

  • Lurker

    Is this”recipe” for real? 😂

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