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Dry Rub Skirt Steak Sandwiches

Open wide, this is BIG! Dry Rub Skirt Steak Sandwiches are juicy slices of seasoned beef that are piled high on a crusty roll and then topped with sauteed green bell peppers and sweet onion slices. 

A vertical photo collage of dry rub skirt steak sandwiches one photo a plate of beef and the other is a completely sandwich

The recipe for the dry rub I’m sharing with you today can be made in advance and kept in a sealed container in your pantry or spice cabinet.

It’s delicious for use on beef, chicken, pork, lamb, and just about anything else you can think of.

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How to make a dry rub skirt steak sandwich

The ingredient list:

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Kitchen tools and equipment needed:

What is my favorite way to cook this dry rub skirt steak?

I’ve done it many ways over the years.

On the outdoor grill, shown in the photos.

On an indoor grill pan which is good during the colder months, or when it’s raining.

But my very favorite of all is on the outdoor flat top. I adore the sear and flavor the meat gets on the flattop, and it’s really fun to cook on to boot.

There are many great accessory packs for an outdoor flat top, and many sizes and styles to choose from.

Since my method of cooking is “go big or go home” I have a very large one with a nifty cover to keep the cooking surface dry since the flattop is essentially a large, elongated cast iron skillet.

A skirt steak sandwich in a blue takeout basket with a small container of beef juice and a bottle of hot sauce in the background.

Alternate cuts of meat to use for this recipe:

Feel free to use flank steak, beef tenderloin (pricey, but delicious), hanger steak, flap steak, or even rib eye steak (buy it when it goes on sale.

Visit Snake River Farms for quality family-owned, humanely raised, and sustainably focused meats.

What part of the cow does skirt steak come from?

A skirt steak comes from the diaphragm. It is a long, thin cut with a very intense beefy flavor.

What temperature should a skirt steak be cooked to?

For maximum tenderness, make sure to cook the skirt steak to rare or medium rare only.

Internal temperatures for cooking skirt steak:

  • RARE – 120 – 125 degrees Fahrenheit
  • MEDIUM RARE – 125 – 130 degrees Fahrenheit
  • MEDIUM – 130 – 135 degrees Fahrenheit

What is the best cooking temperature for making skirt steak?

Since it is sometimes difficult to judge cooking temperature of a grill or flattop, preheat your preferred cooking surface under a medium-high heat for at least 10 minutes before adding the meat.

How long should the skirt steak sit with the dry rub before cooking?

At least 30-minutes (at room temperature), but no longer than one hour.

If the skirt steak will sit with the dry rub for one hour, make sure to keep it chilled in the refrigerator.

If chilling before cooking, allow the meat to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking.

How to ensure quality tenderness in a skirt steak:

ALWAYS slice a skirt steak across the grain.

More about why slicing meat across the grain is so important:

Why this recipe works?

Meat and bread lovers will find these sandwiches unbelievably satisfying and delicious.

With the addition of some beef broth for dipping and some hot sauce for splashing, if you love big, bold, meaty flavors (or know someone that does) then this recipe has your/their name/names, written all over it. 🙂

These skirt steak sandwiches are great to serve to your hungry family and friends any day of the week.

How to make dry rub skirt steak sandwiches:

  • Mix together the dry rub spice blend (recipe follows).
  • Liberally spread the spice rub on both sides of the skirt steak.
  • Allow the meat to sit with the spice rub for at least 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, saute green pepper and onion slices in a large skillet until softened.
How to make a dry rub skirt steak sandwich
  • Grill the steaks (either outdoors or on an indoor grill pan) for approximately 5 minutes per side or until your desired doneness.
  • Remove the steaks from the grill and allow the meat to sit, covered, for at least 10 minutes.
  • Thinly slice the skirt steak across the grain for maximum tenderness.
  • To make sandwiches, pile the meat on crusty rolls, top with the sauteed green pepper and onion.
  • If desired use beef broth or stock for dipping, and sprinkle the sandwich with hot sauce.
How to make a dry rub skirt steak sandwich
A closeup photo of a dry rub skirt steak sandwich loaded with sauteed onions and peppers with a spice blend in the foreground.

What to serve alongside meaty skirt steak sandwiches?

Roasted baby potatoes are creamy in the center, and golden brown and crispy on the outside. Pair all that deliciousness with a dipping sauce made of mustard, horseradish, and mayonnaise and you have the perfect side dish or even a fun and unusual party appetizer!! YUM!!

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Crunchy, healthy, and completely addictive. This Sunflower Crunch Kale and Cabbage Salad has it ALL going on!! Dig in! You’re going to love this colorful salad!

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If you’re looking for a new frozen taste sensation that will knock your socks off, look no further. This unbelievably delicious No-Churn Roasted Sweet Corn Ice Cream will do just that!

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A vertical closeup of a dry rub skirt steak sandwich with peppers and onions and a title text overlay graphic

Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s easy recipe for meaty beefy skirt steak sandwiches.

If you’ve made this recipe, or are excited to make this recipe, I’d appreciate it if you’d take a moment to leave it a star rating in the recipe card, along with a comment if you’re so inclined. Thank you. 🙂

Yield: 8

Dry Rub Skirt Steak Sandwiches

Recipe for Dry Rub Skirt Steak

Bold and flavorful tender slices of beef are stacked high on a crusty roll and topped with sauteed green peppers and onions.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Inactive Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

For the dry rub

  • 3 tablespoons ground coriander
  • 3 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 3 tablespoons ground smoked cumin
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1½ tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1½ tablespoons dry mustard
  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • 1½ tablespoons black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar

For the sandwich

  • 2 beef skirt steaks
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 green bell peppers, seeded and sliced
  • 2 large sweet onions, peeled and sliced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 8 crusty rolls
  • 1½ cup beef broth for dipping, optional
  • hot sauce, optional

Tools and equipment

  • Large glass bowl with lid, for mixing the dry rub
  • outdoor grill or indoor grill pan
  • long handled tongs for flipping the meat
  • large skillet, for sauteing the peppers and onions
  • medium bowl for the beef broth
  • baking sheet or large platter for meat
  • slicing knife and cutting board for meat
  • aluminum foil

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl with a lid, mix all the ingredients for the dry rub until well combined.
  2. Place the meat on the baking sheet and liberally sprinkle the dry rub on both sides of the meat and rub it in lightly.
  3. Allow the meat to sit for approximately 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile heat a large skillet to medium, add the canola oil and the sliced peppers and onions.
  5. Sautee the green peppers and onions with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ pepper until they softened and cooked through. Remove from heat and keep warm.
  6. Place the steaks on a hot grill and cook for approximately 5 minutes per side.
  7. Remove the cooked steaks from the grill and allow to sit, covered with aluminum foil, for at least 10 minutes.
  8. Slice the meat across the grain in thin slices.
  9. To serve pile the sliced beef onto crusty rolls and top with the sauteed peppers and onions.
  10. Spoon (or dip) the beef stock over the prepared sandwiches and a few shakes of hot sauce if desired.
  11. Serve hot!

Notes

The dry rub can be made ahead and kept in the pantry or spice cabinet (covered) for additional use and on other meats. Try it on chicken, pork, lamb and even seafood and vegetables.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8 sandwiches

Serving Size

1 sandwich

Amount Per Serving Calories 399Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 64mgSodium 3218mgCarbohydrates 37gFiber 7gSugar 13gProtein 27g

The nutritional information and calorie count provided is intended as a guideline only and has been provided by third-party software.

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Sydnie

Thursday 3rd of September 2020

YUM YUM YUM! I love this recipe! Thanks for sharing this goodness!

Renée

Thursday 3rd of September 2020

My pleasure, Sydnie! Enjoy the recipe! Renee

Jenn

Thursday 3rd of September 2020

This dry rub is such a marvelous combination of spices and flavors! Thanks so much for the genius recipe to take these skirt steak sandwiches to the next level!

Renée

Thursday 3rd of September 2020

Glad you think so too, Jenn. It's one of our favorites and I'm glad it's one of yours too. Renee

Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen

Saturday 2nd of July 2016

These look mouthwatering good! I could devour one of these right now!

Cookin Canuck

Friday 1st of July 2016

Making extra spice rub to keep on hand is such a great way to make meal prep easier. What a fantastic, satisfying sandwich!

Erin @ Texanerin Baking

Friday 1st of July 2016

Meat and bread lover here! I would SO love one of these. I wish we had better beef here! I can find imported skirt steak from the US but it's, like, $20 a pound. Lol. Not happening. ;)

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