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Skirt Steak Tacos with Jalapeno Slaw

Steak tacos are the best tacos recipe! Use skirt or flank steak for perfectly tender beef with jalapeno slaw on top for a spicy kick.
Prep Time 11 hrs
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 11 hrs 20 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 502 kcal


Skirt Steak Taco Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound skirt or flank steak
  • 8 - 10 corn tortillas
  • oil
  • cilantro
  • lime wedges

Jalapeno Slaw Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 2 jalapenos julienned


  • Whisk together olive oil, lime juice, salt, chili powder and garlic. Place skirt steak in a resealable plastic bag, pour marinade over the top. Seal bag and refrigerate for 8 - 10 hours or overnight.
  • Remove steak from refrigerator about 1 hour before cooking to bring to room temperature.
  • Make the slaw 30 minutes prior to eating. Whisk together mayonnaise, red wine vinegar, garlic, salt and cumin. Add in red cabbage, green cabbage and jalapenos. Mix to coat. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Heat grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Cook steak 5 - 7 minutes on both sides for medium rare. Remove from heat and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • While steak is resting heat thin layer of oil in a skillet over medium heat. Fry one tortilla 20 - 30 seconds per side and transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
  • After it has rested, slice steak thinly against the grain.
  • To assemble a taco, place 3 - 4 slices of steak and top with slaw and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges on the side.


Nutrition facts for estimation purposes only.


Calories: 502kcalCarbohydrates: 29.8gProtein: 35.5gFat: 27.3gSaturated Fat: 6.5gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 762mgFiber: 4.7gSugar: 3.1g
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Keywords: coleslaw, steak, tacos