In preparation for Cinco de Mayo, I wanted to share a few of my favorite Mexican dishes and recipes. Ones that are sure to be a hit at your fiesta! And of course, I’m talking about authentic Street Tacos and Mexican Rice. First, let's start with what you need to get!
Ingredients for the Street Tacos:
1 1/2 lbs Skirt Cut Steak
Coarse Kosher Salt
2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tbsp Olive oil
2 Tsp Chili Powder
1 Tsp Ground Oregano
1 Tsp Garlic Salt
Toppings & Extras:
1 Onion Diced
1 Tomato Diced
Chopped Fresh Cilantro
Corn Tortillas or Small Flour Tortillas
Ingredients for Mexican Rice:
2.5 Cups Rice
1 Tbsp Oil
1 Scoop Chicken Bouillon
2 Cups Chicken Broth
~½ Cup of Water
1 Can of Red Tomato Sauce
First up is the tacos:
- Salt your Skirt Steak, be sure to use the Goldilock rule. (Not too much, not too little)
- Next slice your steak into small bite-sized cubes. (You can skip this step till after step 6 if you are going to grill your meat)
- Let's work on the marinade for the tacos. In a bowl add the Worcestershire sauce and olive oil. Add the dry ingredients: Chili Powder, Garlic Salt, and Ground Oregano. And mix!
- Then add the steak and marinade into a quart-sized bag. Let it chill and marinate in the fridge for about an hour.
- We can take the time when the steak is marinating to prepare the rice and toppings for the tacos.
- Now it's cookin time! In a pan add some oil and put it on medium-high heat. Throw the steak on there and let it cook for around 4-5 minutes or until brown.
- Next set your oven to broil and put the steak in an oven-safe pan. Put the pan in the broiler of your oven for around 4-5 minutes. This will give the steak a nice color.
- You can prepare your tortillas any way you like, I recommend warming them straight over the stove fire.
Finally the Rice:
- Add oil into a pan on medium-high heat. Then add the uncooked rice. (Don’t forget to wash your rice!!)
- Then add the chicken bouillon while the rice is browning.
- Add 2 cups of chicken broth, the water, and the can of tomato sauce.
- Make sure you are stirring the rice so that it doesn’t burn.
- Bring to a boil and cover. Let it cook on low for about 15 minutes.
- You can also add tomato or onion to it while cooking.
And you're done! It's that simple. I hope you find this recipe helpful and you can impress your family and friends this Cinco de Mayo!!