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Arrachera (Skirt Steak Taco Filling)


"This is a steak we buy at the local Mexican store and season it with beer and sazon and grill it along with the tortillas. Serve with beans, rice, and tortillas. Use your favorite beer to make these; we use Corona®. Serve on warm tortillas with rice, beans, and salsa verde! "
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2 h 19 m servings 150 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 150 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 6.2 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.9g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 18.5 g
  • 37%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 34 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 1286 mg
  • 51%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Sprinkle each piece of skirt steak with the sazon and white pepper. Stack the seasoned steaks in a deep dish as you season them. Pour the beer over the steaks. Cover the dish and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate. Remove the steaks from the dish and discard the marinade.
  3. Cook the skirt steaks on the prepared grill until they are very firm, hot, and gray in the center, 7 to 10 minutes per side.


  • Editor's Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

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This was good, but i think it's important to note that the seasoning packet suggested is basically MSG, and quite a bit of MSG at that. I am a healthy eater and didn't realize this until i had ...

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This was good, but i think it's important to note that the seasoning packet suggested is basically MSG, and quite a bit of MSG at that. I am a healthy eater and didn't realize this until i had ...

I just wanted to add that this can be cooked in a frying pan with a little oil. Just add some sliced onion in there for extra flavor! Also you do not have to use the beer, it is optional. Or ...

I made this exactly as written down to the Corona and salsa verde and we loved ever bite.I orginally left the meat in strips but later chopped it up in bite size pieces making it easier to eat. ...

THIS WILL NOT DISAPPOINT!! Hands down, it's the best taco recipe I've EVER made. Very similar to the "street tacos" from taco carts/stands you see around. I've served it about 5 times in the ...

I went online and found that the Sazon's first ingredient was MSG......not I found a recipe for sazon that should help others here: Sazon is referred to a lot in Spanish cooking as...

This recipe is the best I have ever tried I followed the directions to a tee. I made this several times, this last time I used a different brand of achiote seasoning it was a terrible almost bit...

The meat turned out really goo! However, the reason that I rate it 4 stars instead of 5 is that I couldn't find the sazon seasoning anywhere. I was however, able to find a recipe for sazon seaso...

Used this on a thick skirt steak. Not for tacos, just a steak. Very, very good. I didn't have any white pepper(had used it all up) so I substituted chipotle hot sauce. Added juice of 1 lime a...

This is a delicious and versatile dish. If I don't have skirt steak on hand, I will use ground beef, sweet onion, 1 cube of cilantro bouillon, and a squeeze of lime juice and cook in a lightly b...