Tacos De Bistec With Lime Sauce (Mexican Street Tacos)

"These are the best tacos I have ever eaten, this not your taco bell tacos, these are authentic!!!!!"
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Ready In:
8hrs 20mins
16 tacos


  • 2 -3 lbs skirt steaks
  • 16 corn tortillas (or flour tortillas, your preference)
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • Marinade

  • 12 cup orange juice
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 12 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons julio's seasoning (check Amazon or any fajita seasoning, such as adobo seasoning)
  • Creamy fajita sauce

  • 1 ounce ranch dressing mix (the powder kind)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 12 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 12 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 14 cup green chili salsa
  • 1 dash hot sauce


  • Marinade:

  • In a food processor, add the orange juice, lime juice, oil, cilantro, cumin and salt. Puree the marinade until smooth.
  • Place the skirt steak in a large Ziploc bag.
  • Pour the marinade in the Ziploc bag with the skirt steak and seal the bag. Squeeze out as much air as possible. (vacuum sealing works great too!).
  • Shake bag to ensure the marinade is evenly distributed.
  • Marinade from a few hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Lightly oil the hot grill (can use outdoor or indoor grill or broil in oven).
  • Remove the steak from the Ziploc bag and drain off the marinade. Sprinkle the Julio's seasoning (or any fajita seasoning) to both sides of the steak.
  • Grill streak for approximately 2-3 minutes each side, more or less depending on your temperature preference.
  • Remove steak from grill and let rest for about 10 - 15 minutes. For oven, use the broiler and broil each side for 3-4 minutes (should be cooked to medium).
  • Cut meat into tiny cube pieces.
  • Sauce:

  • Place ranch dressing mix, mayo, milk, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, green salsa and hot sauce in a blender.
  • Blend the sauce until smooth.
  • Sample it and add hot sauce more or less to taste.
  • Make it several hours ahead of time to allow it to thicken.
  • To prepare the tacos:

  • Warm the tortillas in a skillet or microwave just until warm.
  • Add the steak pieces.
  • Add onions.
  • Add cilantro.
  • Top with lime dressing.
  • ENJOY!

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  1. These are awesome!! Everyone loved these tacos. One of our guests liked them so much he ate 11 tacos! I didn't change anything the recipe called for except the fajita seasoning. I couldn't find Julio's seasoning anywhere. The sauce really makes these stand out. I thought it might have been salty with an entire ranch packet but it blended perfectly. I used Tabasco habanero for the hot sauce and it worked out great. It doesn't have the typical strong vinegar flavor but be careful because it does bring the heat. Thank you for this recipe! I am definitely making these again.
  2. Delish!! Recently went to a market and had "street" tacos for the first time. Decided to whip these up for my family and they were fantastic! Everyone ate them, even my picky little one! Will definitely be hanging onto this recipe! Thanks for sharing :)



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