Marinated Grilled Skirt Steak

marinated grilled skirt steak

This is served in Colombian restaurants as part of their “Mountain Platter” or Bandeja Paisa. It is served with rice and beans, fried pork rinds (chicharone), fried sweet plantains, a slice of avocado, corn cake and a fried egg on top.  Gotta be every Colombian’s favorite.


Marinated Grilled Skirt Steak



  • 2 pounds skirt steaks
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (2 limes)
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup beer
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil




Sprinkle steaks with lime juice then season with salt and pepper to taste.  Combine beer, garlic and olive oil; pour over steaks and marinate a minimum of one hour.


Heat outdoor grill or indoor grill pan over high heat until hot.  Grill steaks 5 to 7 minutes, in total, for medium rare, up to 10 minutes, for well done.


Steaks can be cut into serving size pieces before or after cooking.

Serves 4-6.

2 thoughts on “Marinated Grilled Skirt Steak

  1. Delicious!! This is so simple and quick to get together, but the taste and tenderness is wonderful. I feel the fresh lime juice (citric acid) along with the beer really tenderize the skirt steak (which to me needs this type of treatment), but along with the salt, pepper and garlic, so very tasty!! I am finding I really love the meats from South America. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for CQ 2014 and our team the Cake Pops on Parade.


  2. Delish! I loved the lime juice in this. This was easy to prepare and I really enjoyed it. I cooked mine a little too long (I’m not a good grill person yet) but it was still great. Thanks for sharing threeovens. Made for Culinary Quest 2014.


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