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Megans Cookin: Chipotle-Marinaded Skirt Steak And A Winner!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Chipotle-Marinaded Skirt Steak And A Winner!

I found this recipe on the Safeway website last year and it's my absolute favorite.
But first a little lessen that I learned!
Last year I had bought a package of skirt steak from my local meat market and put it in the freezer. The day that I went to make it, I was having company so I figured I better pick up an additional package when I went to the supermarket.
So I did, and while I was preparing the marinade. I unwrapped both packages of meat and compared them. It was quite obvious that the meat market steak wasn't as nice looking as the steak from the grocery. So I was bummed about the meat, but prepared both cuts of meat, the exact same.

We marinaded and grilled them. When we sliced both meats up, the meat market meat was moist, very flavorful, and TENDER! The beautiful looking slab of grocery store meat was so tough, it was like jerky. Stringy old tough jerky. So, if you have had skirt steak and didn't like it, or thought it was tough, I beg you to go get a good quality piece of skirt steak, and try this recipe!

It's quick with only 25 minutes of marinading,
easy as most ingredients are probably already in your pantry,

And now for the winner of the Beach Tote Giveaway, sponsored by Barefoot Wines




Nutmeg Nanny!

Congratulations! Please e-mail me your address!

Chipotle-Marinated Skirt Steak
By Safeway

1/2 cup finely chopped onion
2 canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, minced
1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons Ground Cumin
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon Chili Powder
1 teaspoon Paprika
1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 pounds Beef Skirt Steak, rinsed and patted dry

In a 9- by 13-inch baking dish or a large bowl, mix onion, chipotle chiles with adobo sauce, garlic, cumin, salt, chili powder, paprika, and oil. Add beef (cut in half if too big to fit) and rub marinade onto both sides. Cover and let stand at room temperature 25 minutes.
Prepare a gas or charcoal grill for direct, high heat (you can hold your hand 1 to 2 inches above the cooking grate only 2 to 3 seconds; Place steak on oiled cooking grate; cover gas grill. Cook, turning once with a wide spatula, until browned on the outside and done to your liking in the center (cut to test), about 6 minutes total for rare (reddish pink), or 8 to 10 minutes total for medium-rare (pink).
Transfer meat to a cutting board, loosely tent with foil, and let rest 10 minutes. Slice the steak across the grain into thin strips and serve with fajitas fixings.

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Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

Such an easy, quick, and delicious meal!

August 10, 2009 at 4:56 PM  
Anonymous Nutmeg Nanny said...

I'm so happy I won! You have no idea how excited I am:) The funny part is I just bought a bottle of Barefoot wine today:) Also your skirt steak looks amazing. I definitely need to try this! I will email you my address this evening.

August 10, 2009 at 5:17 PM  
Blogger April said...

This steak looks fantastic!!

Congratulations to Nutmeg Nanny! Love the name, btw.

August 10, 2009 at 5:41 PM  
Blogger Katy ~ said...

Ole Sweetie-Pi would LOVE this!!! It does look absolutely YUMMY!!

Congratulations to Nutmeg Nanny.

August 10, 2009 at 6:02 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

Yea for the winner!

August 10, 2009 at 6:39 PM  
Blogger Lynda said...

This sounds so delicious; thanks for pointing out that meat market meat is the best-it really does make a difference in a lot of cases.
Congrats to the winner!

August 10, 2009 at 6:49 PM  
Blogger Lyndsey said...

I love skirt steak, my daughter asks for it all the time. I love finding new ways to fix it. Yours looks wonderful. I love corn tortillas too, everyone always wants the four tortillas. I'll try this.

August 10, 2009 at 9:21 PM  
Blogger Coleen's Recipes said...

The steak sounds wonderful. Don't you just hate it when company is coming and your menu plans take a dive?

August 11, 2009 at 2:13 AM  
Blogger Donna-FFW said...

Congrats to your wiinner..

Your dinner looks delicious. I love the marinade.

August 11, 2009 at 5:12 AM  
Blogger 5 Star Foodie said...

The chipotle marinade sounds excellent, great flavors for the steak!

August 11, 2009 at 7:23 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

Just shows you that sometimes you can't go by looks for how it will taste! Sounds delicious :)

August 11, 2009 at 8:05 AM  
Blogger Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Congrats to Nutmeg Nanny and to you for such a wonderful skirt recipe. I've got a piece in the freezer. Sounds like a great dinner for tomorrow night. :)

August 11, 2009 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Kerstin said...

What a yummy dish - the steak sounds so flavorful (chipotle in adobo sauce are one of my favorite ingredients!)!

August 11, 2009 at 1:53 PM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

Congrats to your winner and I'm going to give this a try. I'm certain it would be yummy on other cuts of steak right? I just used my skirt steak for something else and have london broil or flank in freezer. I'll let ya know. I'm likin the 25 min marinade. Thanks for sharing!

August 11, 2009 at 8:04 PM  
Blogger Reeniā™„ said...

I love the spiciness of the marinade. I wonder what grocery stores are doing to their meat to make them look good. Congrats to Nutmeg Nanny!

August 12, 2009 at 7:42 AM  
Blogger Talita said...

I've never tried chipotle! Looks so delish! I had mouth water just to see the pics!

August 13, 2009 at 4:50 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Anything with chipotle in the title is an instant draw for me. One of my favorite things and I could just eat the little buggers in the adobo sauce...droollll...and starving now.

August 14, 2009 at 8:39 AM  
Blogger Jennifer, The Lady Riposter said...

This sounds fabulous! Thank you for sharing it!

August 20, 2009 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger Ricardo said...

I absolutely loved this meal and it's preparation as well as the excellent visual. kisses xxx

August 20, 2009 at 3:40 PM  
Blogger Lyndsey said...

I love those quick, easy, and tasty dinners. We do skirt seak quite often, my daughter often requests it. It's nice because you don't have to light the grill to have a great steak taste. We'll have to try this one.

September 28, 2009 at 6:14 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Had this for dinner tonight Megan and it was fabulous! I used flank steak - totally yummy :)

October 14, 2009 at 6:06 PM  

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