Tacos de Bistek
Authentic Mexican Recipe

In Mexico, you’ll find these tasty tacos at street stands everywhere. A squirt of fresh lime juice is the key to authentic Mexican flavor.


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1 pound bistek or skirt steak, sliced thin*
~ salt
~ limes, quartered
~ corn tortillas
~ onions, chopped
~ cilantro
~ favorite salsa such as salsa picante roja or verde, or salsa de aguacate
*Ask for “bistek” at your local Hispanic market, or have your butcher specially slice a skirt steak for you, extra thin.
  1. Sprinkle salt on both sides of the meat. Set aside
  2. Heat a grill or dry, heavy-bottomed skillet over a medium-high flame and lightly brown the steak for 45–50 seconds on one side. Adjust the heat as needed to prevent burning.
  3. Flip the steak and cook the second side for approximately 30–60 seconds.
  4. Transfer the steak to a clean working surface and cut into ¼-inch strips. Then slice the strips to create ¼-inch dice.
  5. Sprinkle the meat with lime juice and toss. Set aside.
  6. Using the grill or pan with a lower heat, briefly warm the tortillas to soften them.
  7. Fill the tortillas with the carne asada, onions, cilantro and salsa. Add extra lime juice if you like.
Preparation Time: 
15 minutes.