Grilled Chipotle Skirt Steak


HOLLAND HOUSE Sherry Cooking Wine adds a subtle, sweet background flavor to this spicy, Mexican seasoned marinade. Lean, boneless, skinless chicken breasts are delicious as well.

Cook Time:
8 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 8 mins
6 servings


  • 1 cup Holland House® Sherry Cooking Wine

  • 1 cup tomato puree or crushed tomatoes

  • 3 canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, or more if desired

  • 4 large garlic cloves

  • ½ small yellow onion

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 (2 pound) skirt steak or flank steak


  1. In a blender container, combine sherry cooking wine and remaining ingredients except meat. Cover and run on high until smooth.

  2. Trim steak of any visible fat. Place steak in a non-metallic baking dish or sealable plastic bag. Add marinade; turn meat to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight, turning meat one or more times while marinating.

  3. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Drain meat and discard marinade. Grill skirt steak about 6 minutes over direct heat with cover closed. Turn meat; grill with cover closed 2 minutes more or until cooked as desired. Flank steak will take longer to cook.

  4. Slice steak into thin strips across the grain. Serve with warm corn tortillas, if desired.


Cook time for skirt steak about 8 minutes; flank steak 12-14 minutes

Use unseasoned tomato puree or crushed tomatoes, not tomato sauce. Tomato sauce is usually seasoned and high in sodium.

Flank steak is thicker than skirt steak, so score flank steak with a sharp knife so meat absorbs more marinade. Flank steak also has less fat than skirt steak.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

252 Calories
9g Fat
11g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 252
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 683mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 6mg 30%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 436mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.