Awesome Skirt Steak with Coffee Rub & Tomatoes

Andy Anderson !


This is an awesome dish that you can have on the table in 30 minutes or less. The spice rub gives the steak just the right amount of kick, and the cooked cherry tomatoes are to-die-for.

It only took me two tries to get this right, but I’m so glad that I tried the second time.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

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The title of this steak recipe is correct - the skirt steak is awesome. Between the steak and tomato mixture, these flavors make your taste buds come alive. The coffee rub is interesting and a really nice mix of flavors. It leans towards southwest flavors and leaves a nice, thick crust on the outside of the meat after the cooking process. It's easy to prepare, just make sure to use a pan that can go into the oven. The tomato mixture is acidic and spicy all at the same time. It's a wonderful addition to the meat. The Test Kitchen


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25 Min
10 Min



  • 1 1/2 lb
    skirt steak, about 1-inch thick
  • 1 Tbsp
    grapeseed oil, reserved for cooking

  • 1 Tbsp
    finely ground coffee (or if you want a pick-me-up, use espresso powder)
  • 1 Tbsp
    chili powder, mild or hot, your choice
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
    ground paprika
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 pinch
    ground cayenne
  • ·
    salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • ·
    black pepper, freshly ground, to taste

  • 1 c
    cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 Tbsp
    yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1/2 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • ·
    salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • ·
    black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • 1/2 c
    dry white wine

  • ·
    whole leaves of fresh cilantro, for garnish

How to Make Awesome Skirt Steak with Coffee Rub & Tomatoes


  3. Gather your ingredients.
  4. Combine all the spice ingredients together in a small bowl.
  5. Rub the spices into the steak, and allow it to rest for 30 minutes.
  7. Gather your ingredients.
  8. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half.
  9. Add them to a bowl, along with the onions, lime juice, olive oil, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper, and allow the mixture to rest.
  10. Chef’s Note: Reserve the wine for later in the cooking process.
  12. Place a rack in the bottom position, and preheat the oven to 400f (205c).
  13. Place a skillet over medium-high heat, and add the grapeseed oil.
  14. Allow the steak to sit in the hot pan, undisturbed for 3 minutes.
  15. Flip the steak, and place the pan in the preheated oven, for an additional 3 minutes (for medium rare).
  16. Remove steak, and allow it to rest.
  17. Return the pan to medium high heat, and deglaze the pan with the reserved wine.
  18. Chef’s Note: Use a wooden spoon to scrape up any fonds that have developed on the pan’s surface.
  19. Add the tomato mixture, and cook, until the tomatoes, have softened, and the sauce has reduced, about 4 minutes.
  21. Thickly slice the steak against the grain.
  22. Ladle over the tomato mixture, and serve with your favorite sides. Enjoy.
  23. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Awesome Skirt Steak with Coffee Rub & Tomatoes

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Collection: Grilling Favorites

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