I just love Mexican food! Tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and chimichangas! Yum! But I live in Hawaii where finding a really good Mexican restaurant can be challenging. I have to say a couple of pretty good ones have opened up recently. El Mariachi by my house is always busy, we’ve had to wait over an hour for a table! This is really why when I’m in the mood for Mexican cuisine I usually just cook it myself.
One of my favorite Mexican filling is steak and this Oven Broiled Mexican Skirt Steak is always at the top of my list. It’s very simple to make and is very versatile. You can use it for tacos, burritos, quesadillas, or just by itself with a side of Spanish rice and re-fried beans.
You’ll have to make this a few hours ahead of time to allow the rub to seep in and flavor the meat. You can even prepare it a day ahead and store in the fridge until ready to cook. Best of all you don’t have to fire up the grill it tastes great right out of your oven. Of course you can grill it too! It’s a great idea for cookouts and would make a tasty addition to a taco bar at your next family event!
Here’s the recipe!
Serves 4 – 6
1 to 1 ½ Lbs. Skirt Steak
2 Tbsp. Finely Minced Garlic or Garlic Powder – you can adjust this to taste
2 Tbsp. Chili Powder
1 Tsp. Ground Cumin
1 Tsp. Ground Black Pepper
1 Tsp. Sea Salt
Mix all the spices together.
Rub in on all sides of the skirt steak.
Place in a zip-lock bag or covered container and leave in the refrigerator for at least 2-3 hours. You can leave it overnight, but no more than one day.
When ready to use place steak on a parchment covered baking sheet and broil on High for 15 – 30 minutes or until meat reaches your desired “doneness”.
Slice into thin serving pieces.
Your meat is ready! Serve it with Spanish Rice and re-fried beans for a yummy Mexican Platter or use it to fill tacos, burritos, or quesadillas.