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Skirt Steak With Corn and Avocado Salsa

Skirt Steak With Corn and Avocado Salsa

By Traeger Kitchen

Summer weekends are the perfect time to brighten up your steak with some cowboy salsa on top. Thanks to fresh corn & avocado, this grilled steak tastes stupendous.

Prep Time

20 Min

Cook Time

10 Min




This recipe serves:


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Units of Measurement:
Zest of 1 lime
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 Cup Tequila
1 Tablespoon Triple Sec
2 Teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 Cup vegetable oil
2 Pound Skirt steak, trimmed
flour tortillas, for serving
Corn and Avocado Salsa
2 Medium Tomatoes, diced
1 1/2 cups canned corn, drained
1 Cup Canned black beans, drained, rinsed
1/2 Cup diced red onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced
Juice of 1 lime
1 Tablespoon rice wine vinegar, or balsamic vinegar
2 Tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 Teaspoon ground cumin
1 Ripe avocado, diced
To Taste Salt, to taste
To Taste Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • 1

    In a small bowl add the lime zest and juice, tequila, triple sec, and salt, and stir until the salt crystals dissolve. Whisk in the oil. Transfer to a resealable plastic bag and add the steak. Seal and refrigerate for several hours, or overnight.

  • 2

    Make the corn and avocado salsa the day you plan to serve the steak. In a medium bowl, add the tomatoes, corn, beans, onions, garlic, and jalapeño. Stir in the lime juice, vinegar, cilantro, and cumin. Gently fold in the avocado with a rubber spatula. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

  • 3

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 500°F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

    500 ˚F / 260 ˚C


  • 4

    Remove the steak from the marinade and pat it dry with paper towels.

  • 5

    Insert the probe horizontally into the center of the steak. Place the steak directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and cook for 5 minutes per side, until the internal temperature reaches 130°F for medium rare, or desired internal temperature.

    500 ˚F / 260 ˚C

    130 ˚F / 54 ˚C


  • 6

    Remove the steak from the grill, transfer to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes. Thinly slice on the diagonal against the grain. Serve with tortillas and the corn and avocado salsa. Enjoy!

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