Total Time
40 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 3 ounces)

This budget-friendly grilled skirt steak is quick and easy to make, whether it’s outdoors on the grill or indoors on a grill pan. Use balsamic vinegar to create a base for a fast and easy marinade made up of kitchen staples. For bolder flavor, marinate the steak for 24 hours. For a perfectly complemented meal, serve with Sautéed Baby Spinach and Tomato-Vidalia-Blue Cheese Salad

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add steak, turning to coat; seal and marinate at room temperature 25 minutes, turning once. Remove steak from bag; discard marinade.

Step 2

Heat a large grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle both sides of steak with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Add steak to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove steak from pan; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Tent with foil; let stand 5 minutes. Cut steak diagonally across the grain into thin slices.

Ratings & Reviews

carolfitz's Review

February 14, 2015
(for those who are looking for the rest of the dinner, pg 108 of May 2010 issue or online at WE subbed NY strip for the skirt steak because it was on sale, otherwise followed directions and cooked to medium-rare. Great flavor from the marinade. Served with a small salad, CL's creamed cauliflower and some pan-roasted tomatoes.

July 19, 2016
Thanks! It's like you read my mind. The picture looks far more appetizing than the suggested potatoes and salad.

celsus1011's Review

May 21, 2013
Really a phenomenal recipe, especially when paired with the tomato/blue cheese side. Don't know why they don't also have a link to the sides... I did some digging and here it is - definitely AS GOOD as the main course itself! Don't miss it: Tomato-Vidalia-Blue Cheese Salad: Combine 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1¼ teaspoons white wine vinegar, ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, and ⅛ teaspoon black pepper. Toss with 2½ cups halved grape tomatoes and ⅓ cup diced Vidalia onion. Sprinkle with 3 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese.

Jessigirl13's Review

June 26, 2013
I found this recipe one day when I had no idea what to cook for dinner. I then typed "What's for dinner tonight" into Google and voila. This steak/tomato/spinach combination with the addition of rosemary roasted red potatoes has become a staple for my boyfriend and I. Great meal and so easy to cook! He prepares the steak and potatoes - my job is spinach and tomato salad. Perfect :-) OH! For those of you asking where you get the recipes for the side dishes they are right here:

Terrific - with a different cut of meat

October 01, 2017
I'm sorry but skirt steak is too chewy.  We'll stick with a nice flank steak and marinate it longer than the recipe calls for.  Perfect from our Traeger grill.  The menu suggested along side is a great companion to the steak.  Definitely need more spinach though.  Very quick and easy recipe.

cjandlefty's Review

May 28, 2011
Quick and easy! I marinated the meat all day...meat was so tender, could cut it with just a fork. I served it with a baked potato, fresh asparagus, a tossed green salad and homemade bread. Delisious!

dmt4641's Review

January 10, 2011
I made this recipe as shown along with both sides. I loved the steak as well as the tomato salad. The spinach was too garlicly for my taste, and I love garlic. The steak and the tomato salad will go into rotation though.

daddycooks45's Review

February 21, 2013
Thought this was okay. Marinated the steak for twice the amount of time recommended but expected more flavor. Will make again but may increase the amount of balsamic vinegar or add a little soy sauce and marinade overnight.

jennyben's Review

May 05, 2010
What is skirt steak?

ktjpsmom's Review

May 28, 2011
This was so delicious. Skirt steak is a real favorite in our home. I made the tomato salad and threw in half a cubed avocado because that enhances the absorption of lycopene from the tomatoes. I usually serve the spinach, but I had the first white corn of the season on hand, so served that instead.