Beer Steak Tacos

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If I could only eat one type of cuisine for the rest of my life, I would surely pick Mexican. Whenever we are debating take out, I always default to our local Mexican restaurant on Seamless (Sabor a Mexico shout out!). In order to keep the fiesta going at home, I recently made the most delicious beer-marinated steak tacos. The marinade is extremely easy to put together and really penetrates the meat. You need to let the steak marinate for a couple of hours in the fridge, so this recipe does require some foresight, but it’s totally worth the extra prep time.

Beer Marinated Skirt Steak Tacos

  • 1 Light Beer
  • 4 Tbsp Lime Juice and Extra Lime Wedges
  • 1 lb Skirt Steak
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 2 Large Plum Tomatoes
  • S + P
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Canned Chipotle Chile in Adobo (Chopped)
  • 8 Fresh Tortillas (Corn or Wheat)
  • Cilantro
  • Avocado and Radishes, Sliced
  • Crumbled Cotija Cheese (you can also use Parmesan)

Directions

  1. Place the steak in a resealable plastic bag. Add enough beer to cover the steak. Add 1 tbsp of lime juice, salt and 1/4 tsp of pepper. Let sit in the fridge for at least 3 hours.
  2. Cook chopped onion and garlic in oil until translucent. Let cool.
  3. Prepare a grill over high heat. We use this indoor grill pan. Open a window or all of them, trust me.
  4. Cut tomatoes in half and grill on both sides until charred.  About 5-7 minutes.
  5. Turn down grill to medium. Remove steak from marinade and pat dry. Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides. Grill to medium rare – about three minutes per side. Remove and let rest on a cutting board.
  6. While your steak is resting, blend onion, garlic, tomatoes, chili and 3 tbsp of lime juice in a blender until smooth to make a salsa. Add 3 tbsp of chopped cilantro and pulse.
  7. After steak has rested 10 minutes, cut in 1-inch slices against the grain.
  8. Grill tortillas until slightly charred. About 30 seconds per side.
  9. Construct your taco with steak, cilantro, cotija cheese, avocado, cilantro and radishes. Top with the greatest homemade salsa ever and enjoy.
  10. You’re welcome.

 

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