Cumin Marinated Skirt Steak

Cumin Marinated Steaks

The Spruce / Sabrina S. Baksh / Regarding BBQ, Inc.

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
490 Calories
30g Fat
41g Carbs
23g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 490
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 1415mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 10g 36%
Protein 23g
Calcium 209mg 16%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Flavored with cumin, chiles, and a lime juice, this skirt steak is a perfect addition to tacos, salad, or served along with grilled vegetables.


  • 2 large skirt steaks
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • For the Marinade:
  • 1/3 cup/80 mL vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL water
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL cumin (use less if so inclined)
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL chipotle chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL oregano
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL black pepper
  • For the Garnish:
  • 10 cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 to 2 green onions (chopped)
  • 1 chili (finely chopped)

Steps to Make It

  1. Trim skirt steaks of excess fat.

  2. Place into resealable plastic bag.

  3. Combine marinade ingredients and pour over skirt steaks.

  4. Work marinade around, making sure to coat every bit of meat, carefully release excess air from bag, seal and place into refrigerator.

  5. Allow to marinate for 2 to 4 hours.

  6. Preheat grill for medium heat.

  7. Remove steaks from bag and place onto grill grates.

  8. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes per side depending on thickness and desired doneness.

  9. Once steaks are cooked, remove from heat and place onto cutting board and lightly cover with aluminum foil.

  10. While steaks are resting, prepare garnish.

  11. Slice steaks, garnish and serve.