Tacos De Bistec With Lime Sauce (Mexican Street Tacos)

Recipe by Mebriella
READY IN: 8hrs 20mins
YIELD: 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)
  • 12
    cup milk
  • 2
    tablespoons lime juice
  • 2
    garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 12
    cup cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 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!