Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

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This Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce is magical! Herby, garlicky, and tangy chimichurri sauce is so delicious slathered over anything, especially tender grilled steak.

Serving Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce on a big dark plate outside during a nice sunny day

Summertime is almost over. If the summer got away from you, like it did me, rest assured that there is still plenty of time to cook up this grilled skirt steak before the colder weather sets in.

Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce with two bottles of Jarritos on a wooden table

Skirt Steak Marinade

When trying to develop this recipe, I was contemplating a marinade, similar to this carne asada recipe, but instead decided to make this recipe very simple with minimal ingredients and no need to marinate for a long time.

All I did was drizzle olive oil and Maggi seasoning sauce over the steak and then liberally seasoned with salt and pepper. I let the steak sit at room temperature for 30 minutes with the easy marinade.

Holding a no-marinate easy and delicious piece of meat over an outside grill

What is Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri is an uncooked sauce that comes from Argnetina and is widely popular for its fresh and herbal flavors.  

The great thing about this sauce is that it can also be used as a marinade.

This tangy chimichurri sauce is a lovely addition to many different dishes for it gives plenty of that herby flavor that makes a meal so special. But it works particularly well as a topping for a grilled skirt steak like this. 

Chimichurri Ingredients

Super tasty and incredibly easy to make, this recipe features:

  • fresh parsley
  • cilantro
  • garlic
  • tangy vinegar

And it gets an extra kick from crushed red pepper.

Make ahead

The chimichurri sauce can be made up to two days ahead of time, stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Make sure to stir the sauce before serving to combine all of the ingredients that might have settled or separated.

chimichurri sauce in a mason jar on a black plate with a spoon and cilantro and parsley on the side

How to cook skirt steak

Juicy and delicious, skirt steak cooks quickly for a special day or an impromptu BBQ.

Before placing your marinated skirt or flank steak on the grill, it’s important to liberally season the meat on both sides with salt and pepper. Allow your grill to preheat. Place your steak on the grill and cook both sides for 3 to 4 minutes for medium-rare until about 125 degrees F.

Remove from the grill and allow the meat to rest for around 5 to 10 minutes lightly covered with foil to allow the juices to stay in the meat, not on the platter when cut.

Grilled skirt steak tastes great as leftovers — make steak tacos, carne asada fries, or tortas.

Yvette Marquez Muy Bueno grilling steak on a grill outside the house with a big tree blurred in the background

Skirt Steak vs Other Types of Beef

The choice of meat depends on your preference, goals, and budget. But if you are looking for the perfect meat that hits all the boxes, skirt steak is the way to go.

Adding grilled corn to the table served with Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce and a big steak right next to the plate

How to serve

Serve this with colorful and flavorful homemade chimichurri sauce and a side of Mexican street corn for a complete meal. You can make this entire meal in less than 20 minutes. 

The best gift you can give someone special is a full stomach. As my grandma would always say, “Panza llena, corazón contento.” 

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Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

This Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce is magical! Herby, garlicky, and tangy chimichurri sauce is so delicious slathered over anything, especially tender grilled steak.
Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce with two bottles of Jarritos on a wooden table
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Ingredients

Chimichurri Sauce:

  • 1 cup parsley, stems removed
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, stems removed
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Grilled Skirt Steak:

  • 1 beef skirt steak, about 1 ½ pounds
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Maggi seasoning
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

Chimichurri Sauce:

  • Puree all ingredients in a blender. Transfer to bowl. Cover and let stand at room temperature.

Grilled Skirt Steak:

  • Drizzle skrit steam with olive oil and Maggi seasoning.
  • Season liberally with salt and pepper.
  • Let skirt steak come to room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat a grill or grill pan to high.
  • Cook 3 to 4 minutes per side until meat is nicely charred and medium-rare.
  • Transfer steak to a carving board; let rest for 5-10 minutes. Thinly slice.
  • Serve drizzled with the chimichurri sauce.

Notes

  • The chimichurri sauce can be made 2 hours ahead. Cover and let stand at room temperature. 
  • The chimichurri sauce can also be made up to two days ahead of time, stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Stir before serving.
  • Let the steak come to room temperature for 30 minutes before adding seasoning and grilling.
  • Transfer grilled steak to a plate, cover loosely with foil and rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Cut thin slices against the grain, is best.
  • Drizzle the chimichurri sauce over steak and serve additional chimichurri sauce on the side.
  • Grilled skirt steak can be refrigerated for up to 4 days in an airtight container. To  re-warm the steak either heat in a pan on the stove top or in the microwave until warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 961kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 40g, Fat: 88g, Saturated Fat: 15g, Cholesterol: 107mg, Sodium: 1737mg, Potassium: 742mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 3289IU, Vitamin C: 43mg, Calcium: 62mg, Iron: 6mg

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Photography by Jenna Sparks

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Originally published: June 2017.