Dirty Skirt Steak Tacos

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Who wants some tacos???

As the seasons start to change, it is time to get that fire cooking grill out and cook something different. We have all see steaks cooked right on the coals! I even have an article on how to do that. But, what about cooking a steak on the coals for tacos?

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Introducing my new Dirty Skirt Steak Tacos recipe! Forget just any old tacos, these bad boys are full of spice and flare cooked right on the coals for that added smoky flavor. Top them off with some radishes, onions, cilantro and lime to bring the full profile. Make these guys anywhere as long as you have a hot bed of charcoal and some corn tortillas!

Want the perfect fire cooking equipment?

Skirt steak on the coals.

Skirt steak on the coals.

Cooking Details

Yields: 2 Servings
Cook: 2-5 mins
Prep: 10 minutes

Equipment Needed: Cowboy Charcoal, tongs, knife, and a cutting board.


Dirty Skirt Steak Tacos Ingredients

  • 1 16oz skirt steak
  • 1 white onion (diced)
  • 2 radishes (sliced)
  • 1 bunch of cilantro (finely chopped)
  • 1 lime (halved)
  • 1.5 tbsp of sea salt
  • 1 tbsp of black pepper
  • 1 tbsp of chili powder
  • 2 tsp of cayenne powder
  • Olive oil
  • Corn tortillas



  • Use some Cowboy Hardwood Lump Charcoal to light fire and let burn for 10-15 minutes. Once charcoal is white hot, push into one flat pile for direct grilling.
  • When at room temperature, lather the skirt steak with olive oil then season both sides thoroughly with sea salt, black pepper, chili powder & cayenne powder. Squeeze one half of the lime on both sides of the steak after seasoning.
  • Place the steak directly on the coals for 2 minutes per side for medium-rare. For a medium steak then cook 3 minutes per side.
  • Pull steak off the coals and let rest for 10 minutes
  • Slice skirt steak against the grain with a slight angle (see video above). Place inside a warm corn tortilla with some diced onion, sliced radishes, cilantro and lime juice.
  • Serve & enjoy!


My recommended equipment for this cook!


Cowboy Hardwood Lump Charcoal

Cowboy Wood Chunks

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