Marinated Skirt Steak

Marinated skirt steak. Either marinate for 12 hours and grill or freeze for up to 6 months.

Nothing better than to fire up the Cowboy Cauldron* and grill marinated skirt steaks for a small group or a big party.  It’s the easiest and tastiest grilled steak that I have ever served and the most requested recipe of all time.  Hat tip to Wesley Maloney who crafted this recipe decades ago when raising her tribe of six. When all of their friends would pop over, a small dinner could turn to 20 people.  Wesley would make and freeze these marinated steaks and at a given notice could have dinner ready for dozens without any notice.

*Any grill will do but the Cauldron fires up to a high heat and you can flash cook the steaks.

Houseterns working the Cowboy Cauldron.


  • 3 Pounds of skirt steak in long strips, roughly 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/2 Cup each of canola oil, ketchup, soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons each of dried oregano, dried chopped onion bits, dried chopped garlic bits
  • juice of one lemon and don’t worry about the seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground pepper

The Tools

  • Mixing bowl
  • Medium whisk
  • Gallon freezer bags
  • Tongs

Making It

  • Unwrap the steaks and season with the salt and pepper, set aside
  • Whisk together the oil, ketchup, soy, oregano, onion, garlic and lemon juice in a mixing bowl
  • Take the tongs and put 2-3 steaks in each gallon freezer bag
  • Distribute the marinate to all the bags and press air out and seal
  • Marinate a minimum of 8 hours or overnight
  • Freeze up to 6 months or cook immediately

Time to Cook

  • Fire up the grill as hot as you can get it
  • Cook the steaks for 2-3 minutes each side and let rest on the cutting board for 10 minutes
  • Cut in one inch strips and pour the juices from the cooked steaks on top
  • Pile up the meat for serving




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