How To Cook The Perfect Outside Skirt Steak

#GrillmasterSeries: How to Cook The Perfect Outside Skirt (AKA Entraña, Churrasco)

Outside skirts is one of the most delicious steaks in a steer. It is tender and full of flavor and that's why the word "Churrasco" (which really translates to "BBQ") is synonym with outside skirt.

However, Outside Skirt is ONLY good if you buy "outside skirt" that has been properly wet aged, trimmed "just right" and sourced correctly. Because if not, it can also be chewy and taste "off".

Cooking Outside Skirt is also slightly different than cooking any other steak. For outside skirt, you want as much heat as you can get. So naturally, we partnered up with Jealous Devil Charcoal to show you how to cook it!

We love the quality of Jealous Devil charcoal because unlike other brands, you don't see sparks, pops, flair ups, excessive ash or heavy smoke. The bag is also really cool!

How To Cook The Perfect Outside Skirt Steak

Step #1: Light up your Jealous Devil Quebracho Lump Charcoal.

lighting up Jealous Devil charcoal

You want your grill to be as hot as possible, so light up the charcoal and be patient.

Step #2: Distribute charcoal evenly across the grill.

distribute charcoal across the grill

Step #3: Open the Outside Skirt Steak package and let the steak come to room temperature.

open the skirt steak package

You may have some "confinement smell", just let is air out a bit. 

Step #4: Season with grilling salt.

season the outside skirt steak

A good outside skirt does not need to be marinated. Just coarse salt.

Step #5: Get your grill as hot as possible. When it comes to skirt, the hotter the better.

heating up the grill

We got this grill to over 800 degrees but you can even go Cavemen and cook directly on the charcoal!

Step #6: Place the Outside Skirt steak apart from each other and cook for 3 minutes.

grilling outside skirt steak

Step #7: Flip the steaks and cook for another 3 minutes for medium rare.

cooking skirt steak medium rare

Step #8: Remove steaks from the heat.

remove the skirt steak from heat

Step #9: Let them rest for 5 minutes.

let the steak rest for 5 minutes

Step #10:  Slice against the grain.

slice against the grain

Always slice your skirt against the grain... otherwise it will be chewier. 

Step #11:  EXTRA: Serve with Chimichurri Sauce!

serve with Chimichurri Sauce

If you truly want the south-american experience, you have GOT to add chimichurri sauce.

Step #12: Enjoy!

enjoy your skirt steak!

Good friends, good food, good times! That is what life is all about!

If you liked this recipe, here are all items used to grill these Outside Skirt Steaks:

GrillMaster's Chimichurri Sauce

8oz | Hand-Crafted


Grilling and Barbecue Salt

1.1 Lbs | Directly From Argentina


GrillMaster's Hot Chimichurri Sauce

8oz | Hand-Crafted


FL only

Jealous Devil Quebracho Lump Charcoal | 10 Lbs

10 Lbs | Regular Size Chunxx


FL only

Jealous Devil Quebracho XL Lump Charcoal | 20...

20 Lbs | Signature XL


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