Put a fresh spin on Taco Tuesday with quick cooking Skirt Steak Tacos topped with colorful Roasted Peppers.
This post is sponsored by The Beef Checkoff. All opinions are my own.
I’m going to tell you a little story today about how a girl introduced a boy to a little known cut of steak many many years ago and how his life changed forever.
Once upon a time a girl met a boy and they went on a few dates. After a while she decided to invite him over to her apartment for dinner. Dating in New York City is expensive. Let me cook for you, she said. I’ll make you steak! Steak! Sure he replied and out he trekked from Brooklyn to Queens for a home cooked steak dinner.
He arrived while she was busy getting things ready in the kitchen and said I’m making skirt steak tonight.
Skirt steak? What cut is that?
Shocked by this question. The girl answered the one of the most flavorful cuts of beef (and inexpensive to boot she thought in her head) plus it cooks up really quickly.
They happily ate and the boy fell in love with this cut of beef. Oh and the girl too soon after.
Braden and I like to joke that it was my skills at cooking up a fine steak that sealed the deal on our relationship. What man could resist a perfectly cooked steak for dinner after all?
It’s funny to tell this story 10 years later, especially when I’m out shopping for our favorite cut that has grown in such popularity that it’s no longer as cheap as it used to be at the butcher counter. No matter the price, I still love to pick some up to make a quick weekday supper for the two of us.
Besides the versatility of skirt steak (enjoy it on its own, with eggs, topped with chimichurri, in tacos), it cooks up super quick. I’m talking 2-3 minutes max per side depending on the thickness of it. There is absolutely no excuse to get a good dinner on the table when this is part of your menu.
I’ve come a long way from how I used to originally prepare my skirt steak and a little seasoning plus a quick cook to toss in some tacos is my preferred method these days. Taco night should be simple but it doesn’t need to lack in taste. Get outside while you still can to roast those peppers on your grill or go my route to toss them under the broiler. Dinner will be on the table in 30 minutes.
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Monday – Lebanese Beef Kafta Dog by Foxes Love Lemons
Wednesday – Impossible Lasagna Pie by Shockingly Delicious
Thursday – Steak and Asparagus Stir-Fry by Magnolia Days
Friday – Spicy Steak & Cheese Panini by Momma’s Meals