Grilled skirt steak cooks up in a jiffy and delivers a rich, flavorful, deliciously charred end product in under 10 minutes of cooking time!

Sliced skirt steak on a round cutting board with a slicer knife.

Grilled Skirt Steak Recipe 

Skirt steak is hands down my favorite cut of beef (a close 2nd would be ribeye–give me all the marbled meat!). When grilled just right, skirt steak will melt in your mouth and has a buttery texture on the inside and rich, smoky flavors on the outside. This is a great cut of meat for grilling and is easy to cook for even the most novice of grillmasters. If you’re not a big griller or haven’t ever grilled before, don’t be intimidated! You’ve got this!

Grilled Skirt Steak Ingredients 

For a really simple and delicious grilled skirt steak, you only need a few ingredients. 

Skirt steak ingredients on a gray and white marble surface.
  • 1 pound of flank steak
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Drizzle of olive oil

Ingredient Modifications

While skirt steak completely shines on its own in flavor and texture, here are some ideas of how you can add a little more to your dish if you so desire.

  • Use a marinade. Marinate your steak for 30 minutes (or up to 24 hours) prior to cooking. This coconut aminos-based marinade adds a subtle sweetness to the meat, but you can add any flavor combinations you love to the marinade.
  • Make a spice rub. Chili powder, paprika, cumin, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper make for a really tasty dry rub that you can apply just before grilling for a spiced skirt steak.

How to Grill Skirt Steak

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  1. Prep the meat. If you are going to marinate your meat, mix up your marinade and pour it over top of the skirt steak in a casserole dish or plastic bag. Marinate for 30 minutes or up to 24 hours. If you are not using a marinade, brush a little olive oil over the surface of the skirt steak and simply season with sea salt and cracked black pepper. 
  2. Heat the grill. Heat your grill to a high heat of 450-500℉ or heat your grill pan on the stove over high heat. 
  3. Grill. Place your skirt steak on the hot grill and grill for 3-5 minutes on each side.
  4. Rest the steak. After grilling, allow the meat to rest for 5 minutes.
  5. Slice. Using a sharp knife, slice the steak against the grain into thin slices.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

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Sliced skirt steak on a round cutting board.

Grilled Skirt Steak Recipe

4.75 — Votes 4 votes
By Melissa Guevara
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 6 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Grilled skirt steak cooks up in a jiffy and delivers a rich, flavorful, deliciously charred meat in under 10 minutes of cooking time!

Ingredients  

For Simple Grilled Skirt Steak:

  • 1 pound flank steak
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • drizzle of olive oil

Skirt Steak Marinade:

  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic (or 3 cloves fresh, minced)

Instructions 

  • If you are going to marinate your meat, mix up your marinade and pour over top of the skirt steak in a casserole dish or in a plastic bag. Marinate for 30 minutes or up to 24 hours. If you are not using a marinade, brush a little olive oil over the surface of the skirt steak and simply season with sea salt and cracked black pepper.
  • Heat your grill to a high heat of 450-500℉ or heat your grill pan on the stove over high heat.
  • Place your skirt steak on the hot grill and grill for 3-5 minutes on each side.
  • After grilling, allow the meat to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Using a sharp slicing knife, slice the steak against the grain into thin slices.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 185kcal | Protein: 24.3g | Fat: 9.2g | Saturated Fat: 2.9g | Cholesterol: 68mg

Additional Info

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 185
Keyword: beef, grilled steaks, steak

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  1. 5 stars
    The steak marinade made these steaks so delicious! Definitely recommend taking the extra 30 mins to marinate them.

    1. We are glad that you loved the marinade! It is really tasty! Thank you for taking the time to share with us! -Team F&F