Skirt Steak Recipes

Find easy skirt steak recipes for the oven or the grill—stuffed or not—for a classy meal. Try one of our 20 skirt steak recipes from cooks like you.

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Grilled or Fried Skirt Steak

Rating: 4.23 stars
Skirt steak is an inexpensive cut of beef taken from the diaphragm muscle. It ranks with filet mignon as my favorite juicy and tender cut. It comes in long, narrow strips about 3/4 lb. each. The grain runs across the narrow side and so for serving the steak should be cut into serving-size pieces with the grain so that it can then be cut into bites against the grain.

Bubba's Barbequed Skirt Steak

Rating: 4.64 stars
Growing up in Chicago, the measure of a man was his secret recipe for preparing and grilling skirt steak. Here is my family recipe. I have brought these steaks to many throw-downs in my new home in North Carolina and it can compete with all the local favorites. Enjoy!

Honey Skirt Steak Appetizer with Horsey Sauce

Rating: 3.5 stars
Every time I serve this, I get phone calls asking for the recipe. So here is the secret to my famous Honey Skirt Steak for all of those that have asked. Told you it is easy! A great before-dinner treat or side dish. If done right, this will blow your socks off. The skirt will have a honey glaze complemented with a nice horseradish sauce. Very easy, very fast, and a load of complements to follows. Horsey Sauce is to your preferred taste. I prefer to cut the horseradish with mayo instead of sour cream - I like a sharper flavor to my sauce. Sour cream could be used, of course.

Miso-Glazed Skirt Steak

Rating: 4.3 stars
This succulent grilled skirt steak recipe would be perfect for your summer cookout.

Ingrid's Rouladen

Rating: 4.75 stars
This recipe was made every Christmas Eve for dinner. It will always be a favorite of mine because it truly reminds me of family and of Christmas. The most important step in this recipe is the browning; it is what determines your gravy. You must brown this meat until it is very dark, but not burned. The browner the meat, the better the gravy. Take your time, and brown on medium to medium-low heat. My father is from a small town in Bavaria called Hof, and my mother is from Gelsenkirchen, which is in northwestern Germany. My paternal oma (grandma) made this with pickles and my maternal oma without the pickles. I preferred it without, even though I love pickles.

Arrachera (Mexican Skirt Steak for Tacos)

Rating: 5 stars
This is a recipe for traditional arrachera, which is a thinly sliced skirt steak with seasonings. The longer it marinates, the more robust the flavor will be. Heat tortillas on the grill or in the microwave. Serve the arrachera with warmed tortillas and your favorite taco toppings, such as onion, cilantro, hot sauce, lettuce, cheese, etc.

Mini Philly Cheesesteaks

Rating: 4.69 stars
Miniaturized sandwiches don't usually float my boat, or submarine, as they're almost always not as good as the full-sized versions, but these mini Philly cheesesteaks really captured everything I love about the classic.

Grilled Hoisin Beef

Rating: 4.58 stars
The (underrated) hoisin sauce is a thickened, fermented soy-sauce-like substance, flavored with chilies, garlic, vinegar, sugar, and, of course, exotic spices. It makes a great marinade. And unless you horribly overcook it, this skirt steak is juicy and tender.

Chef John's Grilled Mojo Beef

Rating: 4.86 stars
This Cuban-inspired mojo marinade would work great as an all-purpose marinade for just about anything destined for the grill, but skirt steak is my top choice.

Grilled Coffee and Cola Skirt Steak

Rating: 4.34 stars
Two great drinks equals one fantastic marinade for skirt steak, the juiciest and most flavorful piece of meat you can put on a grill. It's smoky and subtly sweet. The flavors are balanced perfectly with the bitterness of the coffee in the grill marks. I really hope you'll give this a try.

Authentic Baja-Mexican Street Tacos (Carne Asada)

Rating: 4.5 stars
On weekend getaways from San Diego to the beaches in Ensenada and Rosarito (Baja California), I found my favorite meal in the delicious soft skirt steak tacos sold by the taqueria street vendors. This recipe tastes exactly how I remember them - without having to make the trip across the border. Muy bueno! Top with some freshly squeezed lime juice and spicy salsa if you like.

Philly Cheese Steak Sliders

Rating: 4.67 stars
Quick, easy, and tasty Philly cheese steak sliders. Great for a busy weeknight or game day.

Inspiration and Ideas

Arrachera (Skirt Steak Taco Filling)
"This is a steak we buy at the local Mexican store and season it with beer and sazon and grill it along with the tortillas. Serve with beans, rice, and salsa verde!" – SB
Chef John's Grilled Skirt Steak
See how to grill this thin cut of beef—and it only needs 15 minutes in the marinade.

Teriyaki Steak

Rating: 4.35 stars

Skirt steak comes from the short plate. It comes in a long, thin strip or 'skirt'. Sometimes it's hard to find, so if you don't see it out with the other meats, ask your butcher.