Grilled Chili Rubbed Skirt Steak

Grilled Chili Rubbed Skirt Steak

Course Beef, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chili-lime-skirt-steak-tacos, easy-steak-recipes, skirt-steak-recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 2 lb skirt steak
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp dark chili powder
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 3 clove garlic finely minced
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp oregano


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the dark chili powder, lime juice, olive oil, cumin. minced garlic cloves, paprika, garlic salt and oregano until it forms a paste.
  • Rub over the skirt steak then put into a storage bag to marinate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • To prepare: Oil a stovetop grill pan with a couple of drizzles of olive oil or oil the grates of a grill. Preheat the grill pan to high.
  • Sear the steak on both sides then lower the temperature to medium and cook for 4-5 minutes per side for medium doneness. Adjust the grilling time based on thickness and desired level of doneness.
  • Remove from the grill pan to a cutting board and rest for 10 minutes.
  • To serve, carve the skirt steak across the grain and serve on toasted hoagie rolls, steak tacos, serve over salad greens as a dinner salad or as an entree with a baked potato.