No need to spend your hard-earned money on the really pricey cuts of beef for a hot and juicy grilled paleo steak meal…
…Here’s a flavor-packed recipe using a skirt steak that’s usually cheaper…and no kidding, you may just love it even more than filet mignon!
If you’re not familiar with skirt steak, it’s the cut most often used for recipes like fajitas or stir-frys. I think it naturally has more flavor than many of the more expensive cuts like rib eye or sirloin. No, it’s not as tender as those cuts…but the good news is we can fix that!
Here’s the trick: a really simple marinade. Just a handful of common ingredients is all your need – mainly garlic, lime and olive oil. The marinade will not only build on the skirt steak’s inherent flavor, but it’ll really help tenderize it as well.
And one of the great things about this particular marinade for many of you will be it’s not spicy. You’ll get a little bit of extra tanginess with the lime juice that’s in it, but you shouldn’t taste any extra heat. Savory, but not spicy.
So you bag your steak with the marinade and stick it in the fridge for at least 2 hours. If you have more time, 10 hours would make it even better.
When the skirt steak is fully infused with the marinade’s garlic and lime flavors, you’re going to lay it across the grates of a very hot grill and let it sizzle away alongside some veggies you’ve rough chopped and drizzled with olive oil.
When your grilled gourmet meal has finished cooking, you just need to let your steak rest a few minutes to get nice and juicy…then cut the meat in thin strips against the grain.
This skirt steak and veggie grilling recipe would also be great for whipping up some amazing tacos or fajitas…here’s my crazy good (and real easy) Paleo and Gluten Free Tortilla recipe if you want to give that a whirl. But the hubs and I dug into it just like you see it here…and loved every bite.
Want a light and tasty fresh sauce to dip your grilled veggies in? Here’s the perfect one for this recipe…my Avocado Cilantro Lime Sauce.
I hope it’s grilling weather where you are right now so you can fire up the backyard barbecue and give this awesome (and money-saving!) paleo skirt steak and veggie recipe a try!