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Grilled Skirt Steak with Chipotle Dry Rub

This Skirt Steak is an affordable way to enjoy a good, tender steak. Eat is as-is, or use it for some delicious carne asada. However you eat it, it'll be full of flavor and totally tender.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Keyword: Skirt Steak
Servings: 4
Calories: 13kcal
Author: Susie Bulloch (heygrillhey.com)


  • 1 1-2 pound skirt steak

Chipotle Seasoning

  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle chilis
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper optional for added heat


  • Preheat your grill to High heat (400-450 degrees F) for direct grilling.
  • Trim any excess fat or silver skin left on the skirt steak (the stuff that runs in between the muscle is fine).
  • Season liberally with the chipotle seasoning, using your fingers to press the rub into the meat.
  • Place the steak on the grill grates directly over the heat and grill for 3-4 minutes per side. Stay close and monitor until the internal temperature reaches 125-135 degrees F. You won't have much carryover with this, so take it off right when you hit the correct temp.
  • Remove the steak when it has reached your desired doneness. Rest for 10 minutes.
  • Slice against the grain by cutting the long steak into three shorter sections first and then cutting into thin strips. Enjoy with your family and friends, and revel in the joy of being a BBQ hero.



Calories: 13kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 591mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Iron: 1mg