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If you are looking for a fast and easy lunch, this marinated skirt steak recipe is a must. This thin cut of meat absorbs flavors well and cooks fast if you are in a rush. This marinated skirt steak recipe is perfect for Taco Tuesday or any day.  It’s savory, sweet with a little hint of heat at the end.  

Step 1: Prep the marinade.

homemade marinade

The marinade is key in this recipe.  

In a mixing bowl add soy sauce, olive oil, freshly minced garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, brown sugar and freshly squeezed lime juice. Whisk the ingredients together.

Use an outside skirt steak that was trimmed and tenderized.  Cut the steak into smaller 6 inch slabs if you have a long strip.

Pour the homemade marinade over the steak, rub it in making sure everything is covered.  Let this sit for 1 hour.

Recipe Tip

  • Select outside skirt steak over inside.  It’s more tender with stronger beef flavors.
  • Thin cut is perfect for marinades.

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Step 2: How to perfectly grill marinated skirt steak

Preheat the grill to 400 degrees and set for direct heat.  Grill the marinated skirt steak 2 minutes per side or until the internal temperature reaches 130 degrees to ensure a medium rare cook.  

Grilled Skirt Steak
Grilled green onion

Remove them off the grill and let them rest for 10 minutes. It’s very important to rest any protein after a cook.  This process helps redistribute all those wonderful juices that will create a beautifully tender slice of meat.

Next, throw some green onions on the hot grates.  These charred veggies are a great way to add some fiber to a dish and have amazing flavor.

Enjoy the steak and green onions by themselves or add a tortilla and some rice for a fuller meal.  Enjoy!

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What cut of steak should I use?

Type of steak depends on what you are trying to grill up. For hot and fast look for cuts with good marbling like a ribeye or NY strip. If you are cooking a roast or stew, look for cuts that are cheaper and meatier like a chuck roast.

At what temperature should I remove the steak?

The internal temperature all depends on how you want or prefer your steak cooked. For a medium rare, remove it at between 120-125 degrees. If you are going for a medium cooked steak, anywhere between 135-140 degrees. Anything over will be well done. Remember to always rest the meat for 10 minutes before slicing.

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Marinated Skirt Steak

This marinated skirt steak recipe is perfect for Taco Tuesday or any day.  It's savory, sweet with a little hint of heat at the end.  
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 People

Ingredients 

  • 1 lbs Outside skirt steak
  • 1/2 cup Soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 4 Cloves of garlic
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 tbsp Crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 2 Green onions

Instructions 

  • In a mixing bowl add soy sauce, olive oil, freshly minced garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, brown sugar and freshly squeezed lime juice. Whisk the ingredients together.
  • Cut the steak into smaller 6 inch slabs.
  • Pour the homemade marinade over the steak, rub it in making sure everything is covered.  Let this sit for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the grill to 400 degrees and set for direct heat.  Grill the marinated skirt steak 2 minutes per side or until the internal temperature reaches 130 degrees
  • Remove them off the grill and let them rest for 10 minutes.
  • Grill the green onions for 4-5 minutes until they are soft and charred.
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  1. 4 stars
    First introduction to skirt steak I’m from Australia and it’s not popular here. The local butcher cuts it for me out the back and it’s cheap and tasty when marinated like this. I like my skirt steak well done however.