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Grilled Tequila Steak Tacos

grilled tequila steak tacos
Mike Garten

Skip the cocktail and marinate steak in all the ingredients of a margarita, making them the perfect main for your Cinco de Mayo celebration. For more party ideas, see our delicious Cinco de Mayo recipes.

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Yields: 4 servings
Total Time: 0 hours 25 mins
Fresh Lime Margaritas
3/4 c.


1/2 c.

fresh lime juice

1/2 c.


Grilled Tequila Steak Tacos
1/2 c.

margarita (recipe below)


cloves pressed garlic 


small shallot



2 c.


1 1/2 lb.

skirt steak

Salt and pepper

Fresh Lime Margaritas
  1. In medium pitcher, combine 3/4 cup tequila and 1/2 cup each fresh lime juice and Cointreau. If desired, rub rims of 4 glasses with a lime slice and dip in salt and lime zest to coat. 
  2. Add ice and pour margarita on top. Serve with lime slices.
Grilled Tequila Steak Tacos
  1. In blender, puree margarita, garlic, shallot, jalapeño and cilantro until smooth. 
  2. Transfer all but 1/4 cup to resealable plastic bag and marinate skirt steak at least 20 minutes and up to 1 hour. Remove from marinade, pat dry and season with salt and pepper. Grill on medium-high to desired doneness, 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium-rare.
  3. Let rest, then slice. Serve with tortillas, avocado, radishes, sour cream and reserved sauce.
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