Skirt Steak Stir Fry Recipe

Kristy Still | Mommy Hates Cooking

Skirt Steak Stir Fry is cooked in a searing hot cast iron skillet. Totally delicious!

Did you know that choosing the right cut of steak could possibly make the meal or break the meal? It’s true! It would be a little difficult to make a stir-fry with a T-bone steak.

I mean it could possibly be done, but it would be a tough chew.

What is Skirt Steak Photo

Each cut of beef has a particular role as far as how we consume it. The skirt steak is actually cut from what is called the ‘plate’ of the cattle.

It’s in the lower portion of the cow. Skirt steak has a distinct flavor, which is why I prefer it on our stir-fry or even on salads.

If you order fajitas or make them at home, skirt steak is likely what you would be eating for those as well.

Skirt Steak Photo

This portion of the cow is housed right in between the brisket and flank portion, which could be why I love it so much because brisket and flank are favorites of mine too.

Skirt Steak Picture

Skirt steak is considered a tougher cut of meat because of where it lies and how the muscle moves. When preparing skirt steak, you will want to cut against the grain.

If you cut against the grain it actually helps the steak become more tender. This holds true for many varieties of steak.

This steak is already boneless, making it an easy choice for stir fry, fajitas, and even tostadas and carne asada fries.

Skirt Steak Process Image

Recently, I  used skirt steak in this yummy stir fry, made fancy with the addition of a fried egg. I typically prepare mine by using my cast iron skillet and coating it with olive oil and garlic.

Then, I simmer it and cook until it’s well done. In this case for the stir-fry when it was nearly done, I added in sweet peppers and green bell peppers to enhance the flavor and cook the veggies.

What is Skirt Steak Picture

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Skirt Steak Stir Fry Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 1 pound Skirt Steak, Sliced against the grain
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 clove Garlic, Crushed
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper, Sliced
  • 1 cup Sweet Peppers, Sliced
  • 2 cups Cooked Rice
  • 1/2 cup Cherry Tomatoes, Halved
  • 4 Eggs, Fried
  • Salt and Pepper, To taste


  1. Spray a cast iron skillet with cooking spray, then place the steak in the skillet to sear. Add in the olive oil and garlic, mixing it well with steak.
  2. Let the steak simmer on medium-high heat for about 10 minutes, then add in the peppers.
  3. Continue letting this simmer until the steak is well done.
  4. While the steak is simmering, prepare the rice if you have not already done so.
  5. Serve the steak and peppers topped over the rice with tomatoes and a fried egg on top, then salt and pepper if you prefer.


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Author: Kristy Still
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 148
Calories 408

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g
  Saturated Fat 4g
Sodium 78mg
Total Carbohydrate 24g
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 1g
Protein 32g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Kristy Still

About Kristy

Kristy turned her hatred of cooking into a new outlet for creativity. Now that's the kind of attitude we're fanatical about! She blogs about all sorts of good food on Mommy Hates Cooking. On Food Fanatic, she's tackling all things Gluten Free.

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