Mexican Skillet Steak is an easy dinner idea with spicy marinated steak and a quick pico de gallo. Serve it up by itself or with rice or tortillas.
This is an easy weeknight dinner that packs a punch of flavor! The steak is marinated and cooked in skillet. Scoop in a quick pico de gallo and some sliced avocado and you have a complete meal. If you want to carb it up, serve it up with some rice or tortillas.
What kind of steak should I use?
You can use flank steak, skirt steak, or a sirloin. Cooking time will vary based on how thick your steak is so watch it closely.
What is pico de gallo?
Pico de gallo is a type of fresh salsa. It actually translates to “rooster beak” and gets its name because of how people used to eat it: by pinching it between their fingers. Sometimes it is also called salsa fresca (fresh salsa).
If you like this recipe, check out some of these other Mexican or Mexican inspired recipes:
- Killer Crockpot Carnitas
- Mexican Street Corn
- Mexican Rice
- Carne Asada
- Homemade Chalupas
- Mexican Street Corn Soup
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- ½ cup orange juice
- ¼ cup lime juice
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon minced jalapeno
- 4 cloves crushed garlic
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 (2 pound) flank steak
- 2 cups diced roma tomatoes or quartered cherry tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon minced red onion
- 1 tablespoon freshly chopped cilantro
- 1 teaspoon minced jalapeno
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- salt, to taste
- 1-2 avocados, peeled, pitted, and sliced
- In a small bowl, whisk together orange juice, lime juice, white vinegar, olive oil, jalapeno, garlic, salt, and pepper.
- Place the steak into a shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the meat. Refrigerate and let marinate for 30 to 60 minutes.
- Meanwhile, make the pico de gallo by combining tomatoes, onion, cilantro, jalapeno, and lime juice in a bowl. Toss together and salt to taste.
- Heat a large heavy skillet over high heat. Cook your steak for 4 to 5 minutes per side, or until it reaches medium-rare. Turn off the heat and let steak rest in skillet 5 minutes. Remove from skillet and slice against the grain.
- Return the steak to the skillet if desired and scoop in pico de gallo and top with sliced avocado, or serve it all separately.