Grilled Chipotle Skirt Steak

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  • Published Aug 30th
  • Ready In8h 8m
  • Servings6
  • Calories251
HOLLAND HOUSE Sherry Cooking Wine adds a subtle, sweet background flavor to this spicy, Mexican seasoned marinade. Lean, boneless, skinless chicken breasts are delicious as well.

Grilled Chipotle Skirt Steak Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Grilled Chipotle Skirt Steak for 6 servings:

  • 1 cup Holland House® Sherry Cooking Wine
  • 1 cup tomato puree or crushed tomatoes
  • 3 canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, or more if desired
  • 4 large garlic cloves
  • 1/2 small yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (2 pound) skirt steak or flank steak

Grilled Chipotle Skirt Steak Cooking Instructions

  • Prep-
  • Cook8m
  • Ready In8h 8m

The time needed to cook this Grilled Chipotle Skirt Steak is about 8 minutes , and you can serve your Grilled Chipotle Skirt Steak within 8 hours 8 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Grilled Chipotle Skirt Steak easily:

  1. 1 In a blender container, combine sherry cooking wine and remaining ingredients except meat. Cover and run on high until smooth.
  2. 2 Trim steak of any visible fat. Place steak in a non-metallic baking dish or sealable plastic bag. Add marinade; turn meat to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight, turning meat one or more times while marinating.
  3. 3 Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Drain meat and discard marinade. Grill skirt steak about 6 minutes over direct heat with cover closed. Turn meat; grill with cover closed 2 minutes more or until cooked as desired. Flank steak will take longer to cook.
  4. 4 Slice steak into thin strips across the grain. Serve with warm corn tortillas, if desired.


  • Cook time for skirt steak about 8 minutes; flank steak 12-14 minutes
  • Use unseasoned tomato puree or crushed tomatoes, not tomato sauce. Tomato sauce is usually seasoned and high in sodium.
  • Flank steak is thicker than skirt steak, so score flank steak with a sharp knife so meat absorbs more marinade. Flank steak also has less fat than skirt steak.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 251 calories; 8.8 grams of fat; 11 grams of carbohydrates; 19.3 grams of protein; 34 milligrams of cholesterol; 683 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jan 7th 2019

    My husband and I loved this flavoring. My only slight change was to use a can of diced tomatos with the chipoltle chilis already added into it instead of buying the cans separately and havi ...

  2. Jul 10th 2017

    Did not like this. Soy sauce and vinegar marinades are better. Was ok on shrimp. Would not make again.

  3. Oct 20th 2015

    I used real sherry, two chipotles rather than three, chili powder instead of cumin, and three cloves garlic instead of four. Still the garlic seemed to overpower all other ingredients. High ...

  4. Jun 6th 2015

    I come from a background of Mexican cuisine. Skirt steak is also know as arrachera. This is the best skirt steak I have ever eaten. I used tomato sauce because I didn't have crushed tomatoes ...

  5. Mar 24th 2015

    This one's a keeper. I made it as written with two (one unintended) exceptions. I used cider vinegar because I didn't have any sherry, and I added some oregano. It came out great and was ver ...

  6. Feb 9th 2015

    Great, simple recipe, I used half the wine and eased up on a few other things. I like this bc you can adjust it to your family's tastes, thanks for sharing!

  7. Dec 2nd 2014

    Mouth-gasm! Made as directed and wouldn't change a thing. Sliced it thin and made burritos. Ah-may-zing!

  8. Aug 21st 2014

    This was very good. I added a bit of Sazon and it made the flavors really come together. I also added cilantro and a jalapeno. It was really good. I used a skirt steak. I marinated it with m ...

  9. May 9th 2014

    I prepared this marinade for flank steak and it was delicious! Only regret is I marinated for about 8 hours, I would have liked to marinate overnight. Prepared as written with a good dry s ...