Chile-Rubbed Skirt Steak Tacos
Robin Williams joins Martha to make delicious chile-rubbed skirt steak tacos.
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
- 2 tablespoons mild chile powder
- 2 tablespoons light-brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons smoked or sweet paprika
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder or very finely ground coffee beans
- 1 1/2 pounds skirt steak
- Eight 6-inch corn or flour tortillas
- Tomatillo-Avocado Salsa
- Fresh cilantro sprigs, for serving
- Grated jack cheese, for serving
- Sour cream, for serving
- Shredded iceberg lettuce, for serving
- Lime wedges, for serving
On a work surface, crush garlic cloves using the flat side of a large knife; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Place the flat side of the knife blade on top of the garlic and salt; press firmly, pulling knife toward you. Repeat until a paste forms; transfer to a small bowl. Add chile powder, brown sugar, paprika, cumin, pepper, espresso, and remaining tablespoon salt; stir to combine.
Rub mixture all over skirt steak, and place in a large freezer bag to marinate for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wrap tortillas in parchment-paper-lined aluminum foil; while grilling steak, bake tortillas until warmed through, 10 to 15 minutes.
Preheat grill pan over high heat, or use an outdoor grill. Place steak on grill, and cook for 3 minutes per side for medium-rare. Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing. Serve thinly sliced steak in warmed tortillas; top with salsa, cilantro, cheese, sour cream, lettuce, and lime wedges, if desired.