Seared Skirt Steak with Dark Beer Pan Sauce

Seared Skirt Steak with Dark Beer Pan Sauce

Seared Skirt Steak with Dark Beer Pan Sauce

Prep Time

3 minutes

Cook Time

7 minutes


4 people

Pan sauces typically require wine to lift up the browned bits from pan seared meats and vegetables. For a Cinco de Mayo twist, this recipe uses a dark beer, Negra Modelo, which works wonders with skirt steak. Enjoy!

Why Try? Skirt steak can be melt-in-your mouth wonderful with the right seasonings.

Impress your guests with these facts about Cinco de Mayo: • Cinco de Mayo celebrates the victory of Mexico over the French in the Battle of Puebla May 5,1862. • It is not to be confused with Mexico’s Independence Day, which is September 16, 1810. • The largest Cinco de Mayo party is not in Mexico, but is actually held in Los Angeles. It is called Festival De Fiesta Broadway.


  • 1 pound skirt steak
  • 3 ounces dark beer
  • 1 lime juiced (reserve half the juice for additional seasoning)
  • 2-3 drops Worcestershire
  • 1 pinch each of sugar, salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil


  • 1 Season skirt steak with half of the lime juice, Worcestershire, sugar, salt and pepper.
  • 2 Heat vegetable oil in pan on high heat. Pan sear steak for two minutes on each side.
  • 3 Deglaze the pan with your favorite dark beer, keeping the steak in the pan and maintaining high heat to reduce beer to a sauce. Check for seasoning and add more lime juice, sugar or salt to your taste.
  • 4 Serve with fresh corn tortillas and top with salsa or peppers.


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