Our Best Skirt Steak Recipes

Tender, juicy and quick to cook, skirt steak is welcome at the table any day of the week. Serve the steak as a hearty main course or use as a filling for tacos, salads and more.

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Skirt Steak with Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Skirt steak has a long, flat shape so it only needs a few minutes per side to reach doneness. What to do with all that extra time? Make cheesy mashed potatoes from scratch — and get dinner on the table in well under an hour.

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Salsa-Marinated Skirt Steak Soft Tacos with Refried White Beans

Who said refried beans had to be pintos? Cannellini beans — cooked in the same skillet as salsa-marinated skirt steak — get the twice-cooked treatment, adding nutty creaminess to meaty tacos.

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French Cut Steak

The average steakhouse dinner might cost a pretty penny, but Melissa uses budget-friendly skirt steak to make it work at home. Her recipe starts with a flavor-packed rub and ends with a beefy pan sauce of sweet caramelized onions.

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Southwestern Skirt Steak with Cheese Grits

Smoky, cheesy grits are an excellent accompaniment to tender grilled steak. The best part? Because skirt steak cooks so quickly, you’ll have dinner on the table in less than 40 minutes.

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Skirt Steak Fajita Pita with Chimichurri

For a filling dish that you can eat on the go, stuff pita pockets with skirt steak, bell peppers, onion and chimichurri.

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Skirt Steak Fajitas

Who doesn’t love a big platter of fajitas? To get that restaurant-worthy sizzle, Jeff reserves a bit of his chile-lime marinade and drizzles in the hot skillet just before serving.

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Beef Stir-Fry

Trisha says, "The best thing about a stir-fry is that you can substitute the vegetables you like most."

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Cuban Steak with Black Beans and Rice

For a simple, flavor-packed meal, season skirt steak with cumin, lime juice and oregano, then grill to perfection and serve with smoky veggies and fluffy rice and beans.

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Beer-Marinated Grilled Skirt Steak

Marinate your skirt steak in layers so that every bite gets packed with flavor.

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Mexican Skirt Steak

Salsa isn’t just for snacking — we use it as a marinade for this easy and flavorful main course.

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15-Minute Grilled Skirt Steak with Pesto Butter

Skirt steak, a super flavorful and quick-cooking cut of beef, is the star of this 15-minute dinner. Topped with 2-ingredient pesto butter and served with grilled asparagus, this is a recipe that you should have in your back pocket for when guests come over on a busy weeknight, and you want to make a meal that will impress.

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Carne Asada

The key to Ree’s classic carne asada? The marinade. She combines citrus, honey, fresh herbs and chile pepper for a flavor-packed mixture that improves as it sits.

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Grilled Skirt Steak Gyros

Keep steak casual with this Greek-inspired sandwich. Top the olive oil, garlic and oregano-marinated steak with a cool yogurt sauce.

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Brown Sugar Skirt Steak

A grilled steak can be a treat anytime of the year. Here we take a few pantry staples like brown sugar and pepper to make the rich fruity and herb notes of a cabernet sauvignon sing.

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Thai Noodle-Steak Salad

Quick on the grill and full of flavor, skirt steak is a weeknight no-brainer.

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15-Minute Stir-Fried Steak Tacos

We slice skirt steak and cook it quickly at a high temperature to save time and keep the meat tender. Make sure you save the super flavorful collected juices from the steak and onions to drizzle on your tacos.

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Skirt Steak With Roasted Root Vegetables

Skirt steak is known for its beefy flavor and low cost, but it can be bit chewy, so it benefits from a quick marinade before it's grilled.

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Skirt Steak with Bok Choy

Cooking in a hurry? Ree’s five-star steak dinner will be on the table in just 35 minutes.

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Grilled Korean-Style Skirt Steak

Marinating the skirt steak overnight in a sweet and savory combo of sesame, garlic, cola and soy sauce packs it full of flavor. Grill it simply with onions and peppers for one easy, tasty dish.

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Grilled Skirt Steak Caprese

Upgrade the classic caprese with juicy balsamic skirt steak.

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Skirt Steak Tacos with Roasted Tomato Salsa

Bobby grills steak until it is slightly charred and cooked to medium-rare. Add it to tortillas with lettuce, onion, grilled tomato salsa, sour cream and avocado.

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Grilled Skirt Steak with Sticky Barbecue Onions

Gooey barbecued onions are the ideal topping for Michael’s skirt steak, which is sprinkled with oregano and paprika for simple, delicious flavor.

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