If you're looking for something you can get on the table quickly, then skirt steak is the way to go. As a leaner, thinner cut of beef, it cooks quickly and is perfect for marinating. Try marinating overnight for extra rich flavors and to save even more time when it's time to get dinner on the table! This recipe from Hayley Lucero (@realfoodwithaltitude) is the perfect healthy marinade to try!
1 lbs Skirt Steak
1/2 cup avocado oil
2 limes (juiced)
1/4 cup cilantro (chopped)
1 Tbsp. garlic (minced)
2 Tbsp. chili powder
1 Tbsp. cumin
1 Tbsp. hot sauce
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
Combine all of the ingredients into a gallon size ziplock bag. Be sure all the meat is coated thoroughly and let it rest in the refrigerator between 2-24 hours.
When you are ready to cook your fajitas, pour a tablespoon of avocado oil into a skillet and heat over medium high heat.
Remove the steak from the bag and place it in your pan, throwing away the extra marinade.
Cook for about 4 minutes on each side. This can vary for how you like your steak cooked, but it doesn't need more than 10 minutes.
Serve with all your favorite fajita fixings and enjoy!
- This marinade would go great with chicken too.
- You can marinate the meat 2 hours to as long as overnight
- You can serve this over a salad or in any tortilla you like.
Hayley Lucero is a Whole30 Certified Coach and a Colorado native with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition and a Masters in Health Promotion. She believes food is medicine and as a full time health coach, she loves helping people change their lifestyle to feel their best. When she is not working, you can find her doing all the “Colorado things”: skiing, snowboarding, hiking, working out or hanging with her new puppy.