Skirt Steak Tacos with Homemade Salsa and Pico de Gallo

Experience the vibrant flavors of Mexico with these skirt steak tacos, marinated in a blend of citrus and spices, and served with fresh, homemade salsa and pico de gallo. This recipe promises a tantalizing combination of tangy, spicy, and savory elements, wrapped in warm corn tortillas.

Why You’ll Love This: These tacos are not just a meal; they’re an adventure in taste! The marinade deeply flavors the steak, creating a tender and juicy filling. The fresh salsa and pico de gallo add a lively kick, making each bite a delightful explosion of flavors. Perfect for a family dinner or a festive gathering, these tacos are sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

For the Marinade:

  • 1 ½ lbs skirt or flank steak
  • Juice of 1 lime and 1 large orange
  • ½ bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp each of salt, garlic powder, paprika, chile powder, and cumin
  • ½ tsp each of sugar, onion powder, black pepper, and oregano


  1. Marinate the Steak:
    • Cut steak in half, score both sides. In a bowl, combine all marinade ingredients. Add steak, ensuring thorough coating. Marinate in the fridge for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  2. Make Salsa and Pico de Gallo:
    • Follow the additional recipes for both.
  3. Cook the Steak:
    • In a hot skillet, cook the steak (half at a time) with onions and jalapeños for 7-8 minutes per side. Remove and let rest.
  4. Prepare Tortillas:
    • On a skillet, lay two tortillas, sprinkle cheese on one, and cook until cheese melts. Assemble tacos with steak, salsa, pico de gallo, and cilantro.

For the Salsa:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 tomatillos, quartered
  • 1 Roma tomato, quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ onion, 1 jalapeno, 2 Serrano peppers
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • 2 Chiles de arbol
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • Salt and pepper

Salsa Instructions:

  1. Sear tomatillos and Roma tomatoes in oil. Blend with the rest of the ingredients for salsa.

For the Pico de Gallo:

  • 3 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • 1 tsp salt

Pico de Gallo Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Adjust seasoning before serving.

Serve these delightful skirt steak tacos with your homemade salsa and pico de gallo for a truly authentic experience!

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