This is a recipe for traditional arrachera, which is a thinly sliced skirt steak with seasonings. The longer it marinates, the more robust the flavor will be. Heat tortillas on the grill or in the microwave. Serve the arrachera with warmed tortillas and your favorite taco toppings, such as onion, cilantro, hot sauce, lettuce, cheese, etc.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place a single layer of steak in a shallow casserole dish. Sprinkle a portion of lime juice, sazon, and adobo seasoning. Top with chopped onion pieces. Repeat layers until all pieces of steak are seasoned. Pour beer over the mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 24 hours.

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  • Preheat a grill to medium-high. Discard marinade. Grill steak until lightly charred on the outside but still slightly tender in the center for medium doneness, 6 to 7 minutes per side.

Cook's Note:

When buying the arrachera at a Mexican grocery store, ask for it to be run through the machine. It tenderizes the meat. You may have to try the recipe a few times to get the amount of seasoning right for your family. Some of my family members also add a 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder (or 1 clove minced garlic) and fresh cilantro to the marinade.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

174 calories; protein 18.9g 38% DV; carbohydrates 6.2g 2% DV; fat 6.4g 10% DV; cholesterol 33.7mg 11% DV; sodium 413.9mg 17% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2018
This recipes was easy to make and soooo good I didn t get a pic but trust me when I say it s all gone. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2018
This recipes was easy to make and soooo good I didn t get a pic but trust me when I say it s all gone. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2019
Very flavorful recipe Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2019
The arrachera was excellent for our tacos! Per the author's notes I did add minced garlic and cilantro to the marinade. The only changes I made were: 1) used my own salt free sazon blend instead of store bought and ended up adding a little extra adobo and 2) used gluten free beer (tested with Omission and Two Brothers) and had no issues with the recipe. This is our new go to recipe for skirt steak tacos and look forward to making it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2018
Wonderful seasonings and with the dark beer it cooks so luscious and fragrant and TENDER! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2018
I made several different taco recipes for an event and this one was the hit of the party. That didn't surprise me though because this is how I typically make mine. It's our favorite. Don't let the bright orange of the sazon or the beer scare you. They work magic together! You really can't go wrong with this recipe. These are the best tacos you will ever eat. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2019
I made it last night. The meat was exceptional tender. It made great tacos. Tonight I m going to cut thin slices and but it on top of my salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2019
Added finely chopped garlic, Mexican oregano, I used Corona beer, Chile lime adobo seasoning for the marinade Read More
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