Skillet Skirt Steak with Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes

Have mercy! Just looking at this juicy, delicious steak makes my mouth water.

To be honest, this recipe is another one of my lazy-girl solutions… and I’m so excited to share it with you! When I want a restaurant quality steak (but don’t want to pay the price), I toss a skirt steak in my grocery cart and make dinner plans in. Some of the best steaks we’ve ever eaten have been home cooked, after all.

This quick and easy skillet-sizzled steak with blistered balsamic tomatoes is no exception!

I love adding some color and pizzazz to my plate by adding fresh summer tomatoes. They adorn cooked meats, chicken and fish like little juicy jewels, adding sweetness and tenderness only amped up further with tangy balsamic. It’s an out-of-this-world-good combination… and all you need are six ingredients to make it happen!

For weeknights that call for something vibrant and summery, sizzle up a skirt steak (flank is also a favorite and would work equally well). Add a big green salad, bread rolls and a glass of red wine, and your delicious dinner is served!

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Skillet Skirt Steak with Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes

Yield: Makes 4 servings


1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1 (12 oz.) skirt steak or flank steak
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 cups cherry tomatoes
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar


Heat oil to medium-high heat in a large nonstick skillet. Once pan is very hot, season both sides of steak with salt and pepper. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until steak is slightly firm to the touch. Remove to a cutting board.

Meanwhile, lower heat to medium. Add tomatoes and garlic to the pan. Cook for 2 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally. Add balsamic vinegar and cook for 2 more minutes, until tomato skins begin to split. Remove pan from the heat and season with salt and pepper.

Slice steak thinly and divide between plates, topping each portion with balsamic tomatoes.



11 Responses to “Skillet Skirt Steak with Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes”

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    Elisa @ Insalata di Sillabe — August 15, 2014 @ 4:47 am

    Seriously, how do you manage to cook meat so perfectly?! I’m not a big meat-eater but I can’t wait to try this out, since it looks so juicy, tender and delicious! But what has to be my favorite part of the recipe are the balsamic cherry tomatoes…balsamic glaze is something I can’t get enough of!

    xo, Elisa

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    Monica — August 15, 2014 @ 5:39 am

    Holy moly – does that look good! We love skirt steak and cherry tomatoes here. Next time I make a steak, I’m topping it this way! It’s simple yet delicious (thought I’m not confident my version will turn out as perfect as yours) Hope all is well with you and baby!

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — August 15, 2014 @ 7:24 am

    Looks like the perfect dinner, Georgia!

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    Gaby — August 15, 2014 @ 9:09 am

    This is my kind of dinner! Adding it to the menu this week!

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    Choc Chip Uru — August 15, 2014 @ 11:07 am

    What a wonderful steak, and simple to make in a skillet! :D
    And the tomatoes look so flavoursome!

    Choc Chip Uru

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    Jules @ WolfItDown — August 15, 2014 @ 3:49 pm

    Yum! This looks fantastic, the colours makes me happy just looking at the photos! And I am the same whenever I buy steak, I always feel like it’s a really fancy treat even though it’s one of the easiest dinners. This looks wonderful :D x

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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — August 15, 2014 @ 3:58 pm

    Blistered tomatoes instantaneously jazz up simple meals! I can’t get enough of them! So pretty Georgia!

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    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef — August 15, 2014 @ 6:56 pm

    That is outstanding. I’d worry that the meat would be tough as shoe leather but that looks gorgeous.

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    Ashley — August 16, 2014 @ 12:21 pm

    What an awesome simple dinner! And those tomatoes … sound so so good!

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    Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg — August 16, 2014 @ 7:02 pm

    Meals like this are the best. Simple and delicious!

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    plasterer+bristol — October 29, 2014 @ 11:05 am

    Looks amazing…


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