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Grilled Skirt Steak Tostadas

Prep Time:

20 mins.

Cook Time:

10 mins.


6 tostadas

Tostadas are a great way to feed a party crowd. Substitute the skirt steak for chicken or shrimp, if desired. The fresh flavors of lime juice and cilantro complement any kind of protein.


  • 1 teaspoon chipotle pepper paste
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican chili powder, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fine salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons Blue Plate®️ Mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 pounds skirt steak
  • 6 corn tostada shells
  • 1 cup refried beans
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
    Avocado Salsa
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 ripe avocado, diced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
    Tequila Cilantro Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons Blue Plate®️ Mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons tequila
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • Salt, to taste
  • Cayenne pepper, to taste


  1. Cook Skirt Steak: Combine chipotle paste, 1/2 teaspoon Mexican chili powder, oregano, 1 teaspoon salt, cayenne pepper and mayonnaise and mix well. Rub the steak with the mixture; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes and up to overnight covered in the refrigerator.
  2. Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat and rub grill or pan with olive oil. When hot, add the skirt steak and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until caramelized and barely pink in the middle. Transfer to a platter to keep warm.
  3. Make Salsa: Combine the tomato, avocado, lime juice, cilantro, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of Mexican chili powder and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt and mix well; set aside.
  4. Make Tequila Cilantro Sauce: Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, cilantro, tequila, lime juice, salt and cayenne pepper in a small bowl and whisk until smooth.
  5. Heat the refried beans in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.
  6. Assemble Tostadas: Layer each tostada shell with refried beans, skirt steak, shredded lettuce, Avocado Salsa and cheese. Drizzle Tequila Cilantro Sauce on top and serve.