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Skirt Steak Tacos with Boston Lettuce

These easy Paleo Skirt Steak Tacos with Boston Lettuce leaves in the place of tortillas are awesome! Treat yourself to these healthy and delicious tacos.

Steak Tacos with Boston Lettuce

Guess what?  I just signed for my first 5K Mud Run.  I am so excited!  I have been wanting to do one of these for a while, but like most things, I wanted a buddie to run with.  Well, a buddie found me and now me and Mike are officially signed up to run in just a few short weeks.  I can’t wait, but also a little nervous because I am not a runner.  Well, let me clarify, I’m not fond of running unless its after a ball of some sort.  I don’t like to run for the sake of running.  So this should be interesting, but at least I can say I did a MUD RUN! 🙂

Mike and I have been on a Taco kick lately, and with all the working out and eating well lately these Paleo Skirt Steak Tacos fit right in.  Instead of the typical tortilla you would use for a taco, just substitute Boston Lettuce leaves.  It’s such a simple switch but so much better for you! These Steak tacos are perfect, although they can get a little messy.  But let me assure you, the mess is so worth it.  They will definitely be on the regular rotation in our house!

How to Make these Healthy Tacos

To get started, heat grill to medium high heat.  Season a room temperature skirt steak with 1 Tablespoon of olive oil, salt, and pepper. {for a tender piece of steak, have the butcher tenderize it}  Place on grill and grill each side for 4-5 minutes.

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Get your veggies ready, halve 1 pint of cherry tomatoes and dice up 2 avocados.

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Next, crumble up 1/2 cup of queso fresco and quarter 2 limes.

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Slice up the meat into 1/2″ slices against the grain.

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Assemble tacos using the Boston lettuce as your tortilla. 🙂

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{Recipe from Practical Paleo}

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Skirt Steak Tacos

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Mexican


This juicy skirt steak tacos recipe will be a hit for Taco Tuesday with its tangy marinade and fresh veggie toppings.



Skirt Steak:

  • 1 lb. skirt steak, cut into 1/2” cubes
  • 1/3 cup tamari
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • Corn tortillas

Optional Toppings:

  • Pico de Gallo
  • 2 avocados, mashed
  • lime wedges
  • optional: 1/2 cup of crumbled queso fresco,


  1. To small bowl add tamari, orange juice and garlic. Whisk together and set aside.
  2. To medium bowl add cubed skirt steak. Pour the sauce over the steak, using a spoon toss to coat and let sit for 1 hour or up to 4 hours.
  3. Heat a large cast iron skillet to medium high heat.
  4. Add avocado oil to the pan along with marinated skirt steak. Cook for 3-5 minutes until steak is browned.
  5. Heat the tortillas in a griddle over medium-low heat for 1-2 minutes per side.
  6. Assemble the tacos by placing steak in each tortilla and adding your favorite toppings.

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