Fajitas - Arrachera - Grilled Skirt Steak

27 mins (prep 10, cooking 17)
24 ingredients
4 servings
This is a dish taught to my dh and me by a dear friend who was born and raised in Mexico and who's father was from Central America. This is how his family has grilled skirt steak for years in Mexico. The ingredients may be updated a little to be a little more accessible to us in the USA but this is the same recipe and method used by his family for generations! (The soy sauce is a recent AND YUMMY addition) I even saw an Alton Brown show recently in which he used this same method! The hair dryer is a new generation update- in the 'old days' they just fanned the flames to rid the ashes. UPDATE: 9/2009 Due to a review that this was a little to sweet I have edited the recipe with that in mind. Please adjust the amount of onion and sweetness to your personal taste. Thanks Steph for the input! I do appreciate it! I always enjoy others opinions and ideas!

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Serving Size (278.72 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 695.12 Calories from Fat 518.67
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 57.63g 354.63%
Saturated Fat 13.95g 278.94%
Trans Fat 0.26g %
Cholesterol 140.62mg 187.49%
Sodium 1531.0mg 255.17%
Total Carbohydrate 1.1g 1.46%
Dietary Fiber 0.16 g 2.52%
Sugars 0.34 g %
Protein 41.58g 332.65%
Vitamin A 18.14IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 40.71mg% Iron 3.18mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large, large garlic cloves, ground cumin, dark brown sugar, summer squash, salsa