Beef

Balsamic Marinated Skirt Steak

This recipe is simple yet very flavorful and perfect for a night at the grill

We are basically going to marinate beef in a balsamic vinaigrette which will tenderize the meat as well as impart great flavor

I chose to use skirt steak here but flank steak or a London broil would work just as well

The main difference between skirt and flank is how the grain of beef runs

You always want to cut against the grain when serving to ensure tender beef

The grain in a flank steak runs length wise

The grain in a skirt steak runs along the width

So let’s start there

I have 2 skirt steaks roughly 1 1/2 pounds together

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Next let’s start working on the marinade

We will need 3/4 cup of balsamic vinegar, 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 tablespoons of honey, 1 tablespoon of Dijon, 4 garlic cloves, 1 teaspoon each of kosher salt and ground black pepper and 1 tablespoon of fresh oregano

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Add the garlic and oregano to a food processor and give it a chop

Scrape the garlic and oregano into a bowl and add in the balsamic, olive oil, honey, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper

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Whisk the ingredients together

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Place the skirt steak in a resealable bag and pour in the marinade

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Force all the air out of the bag and seal

Lay the bag flat in a sheet pan and marinate for a minimum of two hours (flipping occasionally) or overnight which is even better

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Remove the skirt from the marinade and let it come to room temperature (reserve the liquid)

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Place the reserved liquid into a saucepan, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and allow to cook down for about 10-15 minutes

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Preheat your grill to 375-400 F direct heat

For direct heat, all burners are on

Lay the skirt steak down on an angle

Cook around 5-6 minutes

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Flip and cook another 4-5 minutes

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Remove and set aside

Allow the meat to rest for at least 10 minutes before serving

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Brush with some of the cooked down marinade

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Okay, time to discuss the grain of the meat again

Let’s review

The grain runs along the width on a skirt steak

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So cut the skirt steak in half and cut against the grain into slices

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Serve with the reserved juice

Delicious!

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Simply Sundays! ~ Balsamic Marinated Skirt Steak

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

2 skirt steaks

3/4 cup of balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup of olive oil

2 tablespoons of honey

1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard

4 garlic cloves

1 tablespoon of fresh oregano

1 teaspoon each of kosher salt and ground black pepper

Directions

Add 4 garlic cloves and 1 tablespoon of fresh oregano to a food processor and give it a chop.  Scrape the garlic and oregano into a bowl and add in 3/4 cup of balsamic vinegar, 1/4 cup of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of honey, 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard, and 1 teaspoon each of kosher salt and ground black pepper.  Whisk the ingredients together

Place the skirt steak in a resealable bag and pour in the marinade.  Force all the air out of the bag and seal.  Lay the bag flat in a sheet pan and marinate for a minimum of two hours (flipping occasionally) or overnight which is even better

Remove the skirt from the marinade and let it come to room temperature (reserve the liquid).  Place the reserved liquid into a saucepan, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and allow to cook down for about 10-15 minutes

Preheat your grill to 375-400 F direct heat.  For direct heat all burners are on.  Lay the skirt steak down on an angle.  Cook around 5-6 minutes.  Flip and cook another 4-5 minutes.  Remove and set aside.  Allow the meat to rest for at least 10 minutes before serving.  Brush with some of the cooked down marinade

Cut the skirt steak in half and cut against the grain into slices.  Serve with the reserved juice

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