chef Adam Moore Grassfed beef barbacoa tacos

  • Prep time 10Min
  • Cook time 15Min
  • Technique Grill
  • Meat Beef
  • Cut Sirloin
  • Serves 4

Taco Tuesday works around the world, from Down Under to the USA. Especially when these grassfed Aussie beef barbacoa tacos are on the menu! Gather your best mates, and make sure someone handles the margaritas.


Portion size: 2 tacos
Alternate cuts: Any grassfed beef cut

All-purpose BBQ rub:
1 C paprika
2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp cayenne
1/2 C black pepper
2 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 C packed brown sugar
1/4 C dried oregano
1/2 C fine sea salt
1/2 C garlic powder
1/4 C granulated sugar


1 orange, zested and juiced
2 limes, zested and juiced
2 tsp all-purpose BBQ rub or other meat rub
1/2 Tbsp puréed canned chipotle in adobo
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1 1/2 lbs trimmed Australian grassfed skirt steak
8 corn tortillas
one 15-oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 C pico de gallo
1/2 C Cotija cheese, crumbled


For the rub: In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and break up any excess lumps. Store in an airtight container, in a cool, dry place, such as your cupboard.

For the tacos:
In a large bowl, combine the citrus juices and zests, BBQ rub, chipotle, garlic and cilantro for a marinade. Coat the skirt steak in the marinade and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.

To cook: Preheat the grill over HIGH heat. Remove the skirt steak from the marinade, wiping off any excess. Grill the steak for 8 minutes, turning every 2 minutes, or until it reaches the desired doneness. Allow it to rest for 5 minutes, then slice the steak into thin strips.

To serve: Heat the tortillas over the grill to soften. Divide the skirt steak evenly among the tortillas. Top each tortilla with 3 tablespoons black beans, 2 tablespoons pico de gallo, and 1 tablespoon cotija cheese. Serve immediately.