When you think of a hankering for steak dinner, do you immediately gravitate toward expensive cuts of beef, such as ribeye or filet mignon? They are undoubtedly tender and delicious, but they are also extremely pricey, especially in this economy. Skirt steak is the second best cut of steak and honestly? Maybe better. Skirt is soft and flavorful, cooks in just minutes and these 30 best skirt steak recipes prove that you can serve it in so many different ways.
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What is skirt steak?
The skirt steak is similar in appearance to flank steak and is a long and thin cut of beef that comes just below the ribs.
Is Skirt Steak the same as Flank Steak?
New. Although they look the same and the cooking method is the same, flank steak is a bit thicker and wider than skirt steak. The flank steak comes from the flank of a cow, below the area where the skirt comes from. Skirt steak has a little more fat, which makes it a little more flavorful than flank steak.
How to cook skirt steak
Skirt steak does very well with rapid hot heat such as grilling or a piping hot pan. However, don’t limit yourself to those preparations. There are many delicious recipes for skirt steak in a slow cooker, air fryer, oven and even Instant Pot!
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How to cut skirt steak?
Skirt steak should be cut across/against the grain. Cutting through the grain will make your steak more tender.
Best Skirt Steak Recipes
Skirt steak works very well in fajitas, tacos and plain grilled, with an easy sauce like a fresh chimichurri.
Due to the rising cost of beef, skirt steak has also been incorporated into a number of less traditional recipes. Scroll through these easy skirt steak recipes for tasty and affordable dinner ideas.
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