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Grilled Skirt Steak

Enjoy the simplicity of charcoal-grilled goodness when you fire up the perfect skirt steak every time.

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Cooking for 4 people


  • 4 skirt steaks
  • coarse salt to taste
  • freshly ground pepper to taste

1 Food Prep

First, remove your steaks from the refrigerator and let them reach room temperature — around 30 minutes.

Next, trim excess fat to avoid flare-ups and peel away any tough pieces of membrane.

Finally, liberally apply coarse salt and freshly ground pepper, flip the steaks and repeat.

2 Grill Prep

Fuel: We recommend Kingsford® Professional Charcoal Briquets for their high heat, low ash performance.

*Compared to Kingsford® Original Charcoal

Method: Direct-Heat Grilling

Temp: 450° to 500°F (High Heat)

3 The Cook

  • When you’re at temp, put cooking oil on a folded paper towel. Grab the oiled paper towel with long-handled tongs and oil the grate thoroughly.

  • Place your steaks directly above the coals and sear for 2 to 3 minutes total, per side. With skirt steak, we like to break from standard protocol by flipping frequently to achieve a good crust.

  • While your steaks are still on the grill, insert a digital meat thermometer to check the internal temperature.
  • When they’re a few degrees away from your goal temp, remove them from the grill — the temperature will continue to rise after they’re removed from the grill. The USDA recommends cooking steak until it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F on a digital meat thermometer.
  • Place steaks on a cutting board, loosely cover with aluminum foil and let them rest for 5 minutes before serving.

  • When slicing your steak, make sure you slice against the grain — the opposite direction of how the muscle fibers run. Serve and enjoy!

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

4 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Skirt Steak Love this recipe! Easy to follow and very good! It was very easy to grill.
Date published: 2023-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grilling S-Steak Very basic and simple recipe, there are so many different ways and flavors that can be added.
Date published: 2023-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Now I know how to grill a skirt steak I just tried this recipe and am thrilled with not only the flavor but now I know how to grill a skirt steak. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve overcooked this particular piece of meat. Your direction have saved not only my dinner but all my cookouts for the summer.
Date published: 2023-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple & Delicious Skirt steak is one of my favorite cuts to grill. Easy to prepare and everyone loves it!
Date published: 2023-07-05
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