Tender Juicy Skirt Steak (Churrasco)


Ever wondered how to get a well-cooked, juicy piece of meat, without butterflying it or cutting down the middle to see if it's done and has a good color? Here you go! Serve with steamed veggies, mashed potatoes, salad, rice, or whatever you fancy.

close up view of Tender Juicy Skirt Steak (Churrasco) with mushrooms and onions, served with green beans on a white plate
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
43 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 58 mins
4 servings



  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, or to taste

  • 2 tablespoons grill seasoning

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 pound skirt steak

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, or as needed

  • ¼ cup water, or as needed

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 (8 ounce) can mushrooms, drained


  1. Whisk garlic, balsamic vinegar, grill seasoning, oregano, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl. Add steak and toss to evenly coat. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator, 8 hours to overnight.

  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until sizzling; add meat. Cook uncovered until liquids have drained from the steak, 3 to 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium; cover.

  3. Cook steak for 15 minutes; uncover and flip. Add water to the skillet as needed to keep steak moist. Continue cooking until slightly firm, hot, and lightly pink in the center, about 15 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 140 degrees F (60 degrees C). Transfer meat to serving plate; reserve liquid in the skillet.

  4. Place onion in the skillet with reserved liquids; cook and stir until softened, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low; add mushrooms. Cook and stir until mushrooms are warmed through, about 5 minutes. Pour onion mixture over steak.

Cook's Notes:

All-purpose seasoning can be substituted for the grill seasoning.

Apple cider vinegar can be substituted for the balsamic vinegar if desired.

If you like your meat more browned, after removing the onion mixture, place steak back into the skillet and brown meat on each side.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

204 Calories
12g Fat
9g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 204
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 1039mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 322mg 7%

* 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.

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