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Arrachera Skirt Steak

Arrachera (Best Mexican Skirt Steak)-Ultimate in Beef Tacos

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Do You Know Arrachera is the meat taken from Cow ribs. Arrachera (Skirt Steak) is more delicious if you make very thin Steak. The more you marinate the better flavor you get. One of the most popular cuts is Arrachera from Northern Mexico. It is typically cooked with high heat for a short time.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. arrachera skirt steak
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • Salt
  • 1 bunch of spring onions.
  • 2 cups of your favorite salsa – ( fresh salsa verde)
  • 8 limes
Arrachera Skirt Steak

Directions

  1. Preheat a pan to medium hot and place the spring onions in the pan. Soute the onions untill it turns brown. Repeat until the onions are browned on all sides. Set it aside.
  2. Slice the meat into 3/4″ wide strips and about 3″ long. Thinner the strip better. Sprinkle a portion of lime juice, sazon, salt and adobo seasoning(Amount of seasoning used vary to your family’s requirement).  Top it with onion and stack the strips layer by layer and marinate for 12 hour in refridgerator. You can add beer if you like(Optional).
  3. Preheat the grill to medium-high. Discard marinade. Grill steak until lightly charred on the outside but still slightly tender in the center for medium doneness, 6 to 7 minutes per side.
  4. Place a 2 or 3 strips of the cooked meat on a warm tortilla and serve with your favorite salsa, charred spring onions and sliced limes.

When Buying Arrachera from Mexican Grocery Store ask them to run through the machine to tenderize the meat.

Is Arrachera same as Carne Asada?

Carne asada means grilled beef in Spanish. The king of cuts for making carne asada is arrachera, or skirt steak. It’s the taste that comes to mind when you think carne asada. Skirt steak is now the second most expensive cut of beef, wholesale, with only the tenderloin costing more.

How do you cut Arrachera Steaks?

What kind of meat is Arrachera?

Arrachera is the meat taken from cow ribs. But commonly they use Skirt steak also which is the thin muscle of the diaphragm.

What is the Best method marinate Arrachery Skirt Steak?

First prepare the marinade with (Common options) lemon or lime juice, vinegar, buttermilk or even yogurt can help tenderize tough proteins. Keep it in refridgeration to Marinate for 3 to 4 hours before grilling, but no more than 10 hours. Remove the skirt steak from the marinade and clean away any excess marinade with the back of a knife

Arrachera Skirt Steak

Arrachera (Best Mexican Skirt Steak)-Ultimate in Beef Tacos

Debby
Arrachera (Skirt Steak) is more delicious when to make the Steak very thin. The more you marinate the better flavour you get. One of the most popular cuts is Arrachera from Northern Mexico. It is typically cooked with high heat for short time.”,
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 174 kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

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

Instructions
 

  • “Preheat a pan to medium hot and place the spring onions in the pan. Soute the onions untill it turns brown. Repeat until the onions are browned on all sides. Set it aside.”,
  • “Slice the meat into 3/4″ wide strips and about 3″ long. Thinner the strip better. Sprinkle a portion of lime juice, sazon, salt and adobo seasoning(Amount of seasoning used vary to your family’s requirement). Top it with onion and stack the strips layer by layer and marinate for 12 hour in refridgerator. You can add beer if you like(Optional).”,
  • “Preheat the grill to medium-high. Discard marinade. Grill steak until lightly charred on the outside but still slightly tender in the center for medium doneness, 6 to 7 minutes per side.”,
  • “Place a 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

Nutritional Facts

Arrachera (Mexican Skirt Steak for Tacos)

Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories: 174
% Daily Value *
total fat: 10 %
saturated fat:
cholesterol: 11 %
sodium: 17 %
potassium: 8 %
carbohydrates: 2 %
fiber: 5 %
sugar:
protein: 38 %
exchange other carbs:
vitamin a iu:
niacin equivalents:
vitamin b6:
vitamin c:
folate:
calcium:
iron:
magnesium:
thiamin:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.
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