Garlic Skirt Steak Tacos


Elevate taco night with flavorful skirt steak for a quick and delicious dinner that'll be ready in under 30 minutes.

Overhead View of Two Garlic Skirt Steak Tacos on Gray Plate with Lime Wedge
Photo: Gentl & Hyers
Hands On Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins

Let's be honest: We could happily feast on tacos every night of the week and never get bored. Indeed, one of the best things about this family favorite is its utter versatility. Almost anything you can think of can be a taco filling, and often, it's the most uncomplicated and inexpensive combinations that wind up being the most delicious.

Case in point—these easy garlic-perfumed tacos starring juicy skirt steak seared quickly in a skillet (no grill required!) and sliced tenderly against the grain. Sauteeing a bit of shredded napa cabbage in the pan soaks up some of the meat's savory juices and lends some sweetness and crunch. The finishing touch? A crispy, bright slaw of radishes and onion and, of course, a dollop of sour cream.


  • 4 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 pound skirt steak, cut into 4 pieces

  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 cups thinly sliced Napa cabbage (from 1 small head)

  • ½ cup sliced white onion

  • ½ cup thinly sliced radishes

  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

  • 8 (4½-in.) flour tortillas

  • cilantro, sour cream, and avocado slices, for serving


  1. Rub the garlic over the steaks; sprinkle with the salt. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add the cabbage; cook until just starting to wilt, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from skillet. Add the steaks to the skillet; cook, turning, about 3 minutes per side for medium-rare. Remove from skillet and slice thinly against the grain.

  2. Combine the onion, radishes, and vinegar in a bowl; toss to coat.

  3. Wipe out the skillet and lightly char the tortillas over medium-high. Divide the steak, cabbage, and onion mixture among the tortillas. Serve the tacos with cilantro, sour cream, and avocado.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

407 Calories
17g Fat
30g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 407
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 794mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 29g
Calcium 138mg 11%
Iron 4mg 22%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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