Mr. Wright and I have recently had an obsession with skirt steak. It's great for busy summer nights because you throw it on the grill and in about 8-10 minutes, it is done! It is perfect for salads, sandwiches, or tacos like these. These skirt steak tacos are dressed up with super easy homemade queso, pico de gallo, and guacamole.
For the Skirt Steak
Kosher salt and pepper 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 2 tablespoons of olive oil Juice and zest of one lime 1 clove of garlic, minced
Directions for Skirt Steak Combine the ingredients in a large zip top bag and allow to marinate for 4 to 6 hours. Preheat grill, or grill pan to medium-high heat. Remove steak from marinade and place on grill and cook for 3 to 5 minutes per side or until its reached desired doneness. Slice steak into thin strips, making sure to cut against the grain to keep it tender
For the Queso
Kosher salt and pepper ½ cup cold milk 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1/2 cup packed extra-sharp cheddar white cheese
Directions for Queso Place the milk and flour in a small saucepan and whisk until the flour is dissolved. Heat over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, and bring to a simmer. Lower the heat to medium-low and continue to cook, stirring frequently, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir in the cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste and mix until the cheese melts. Simmer, stirring frequently, until the mixture is velvety and thick, about 2 minutes more.
For the Pico de Gallo
3 Tomatoes, finely chopped 1/2 small white onion, finely chopped 1/2 jalapeño, stemmed; seeded; ribs removed; finely minced 1 clove Garlic, minced 1 Lime, zeseted and juiced
Directions for the pico de gallo Combine all of the pico de gallo ingredients and season generously with salt to taste
For the Guacamole Avocados are one of my favorite foods and I'm a bit of a purest when it comes to making guacamole: avocados, cilantro, lots of lime and thats about it! 3 ripe avocados, pitted and cubed Juice of 2 limes 1 tablespoon of cilantro, chopped salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Directions for Guacamole Place ingredients in a bowl and mash together with a fork or potato masher to the desired consistency.
Warm some flour tortillas and everyone can assemble taco to their liking!