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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Skirt Steak

Grilled or Fried Skirt Steak

Rating: Unrated
46
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.
Skirt Steak

Bubba's Barbequed Skirt Steak

Rating: Unrated
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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!
Beef Appetizers

Honey Skirt Steak Appetizer with Horsey Sauce

Rating: Unrated
4
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.
Skirt Steak

Miso-Glazed Skirt Steak

Rating: Unrated
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This succulent grilled skirt steak recipe would be perfect for your summer cookout.
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Mexican Recipes

Easy Steak and Shrimp Fajitas

A package of marinated skirt steak speeds up the prep work with these fajitas. Top with asadero cheese, avocado, cilantro, and crema con sal.
Mexican Recipes

Arrachera (Mexican Skirt Steak for Tacos)

Rating: Unrated
7
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.
Caribbean Recipes

Chef John's Grilled Mojo Beef

Rating: Unrated
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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.
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Chinese Recipes

Grilled Hoisin Beef

Rating: Unrated
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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.
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Mexican Recipes

Mama's Fab-u-lous Fajitas

Rating: Unrated
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My fajitas are finally perfected, it doesn't get any better than this! Fo' sho'! Serve in tortillas with picante sauce or salsa, sour cream, cilantro, and maybe guacamole.
Mexican Recipes

Authentic Baja-Mexican Street Tacos (Carne Asada)

Rating: Unrated
6
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.
Asian Recipes

Beef Lo Mein Noodles

Rating: Unrated
1
Strips of tender beef accompanied by a flavorful sauce, noodles, and vegetables are done in under an hour. I buy my lo mein noodles at a local Asian food store. Feel free to use linguine if you're not able to find fresh lo mein noodles. I prefer steaming the vegetables and cooking the meat in my Instant Pot® for fast preparation.
Cheese Sandwiches

Philly Cheese Steak Sliders

Rating: Unrated
4
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.

Charred Broccoli Beef

Rating: Unrated
28

I saw a charred broccoli salad online somewhere recently, and for whatever reason I had the idea to try the same technique for a fairly classic version of broccoli beef. Serve over steamed rice.