Skirt Steak with Caramelized Onions

Are you a steak lover?  Boy, do I love a good steak dinner, and I’ll never say no to a Ribeye or New York Strip.  But have you seen the price of beef lately?

So, I started looking at more economical cuts and found skirt steak on sale.  I remembered making these Italian Skirt Steak Rolls a while back, and they were quite good!

This time though, my inspiration came from the caramelized onions that I used to top my Gluten Free Focaccia Bread and decided to pair them with the steak.  The beef and onion flavors are amazing together, and it couldn’t have been easier to make.  The trick to tender skirt steak is not to overcook it.  Just a quick sear in a hot grill pan is all it needs!

4 Servings

This post contains affiliate links.



Trim visible fat from the skirt steak and cut into 4 pieces.  Sprinkle both sides with salt, pepper, garlic granules, onion granules and paprika.  Let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Slice the onion into thin rings.  Heat 1 tbsp. butter and 1 tbsp. olive oil in a nonstick skillet.  Add the onions and cook over medium low heat, turning occasionally until brown and caramelized.  Remove from heat and set aside.

Whisk together the white wine, red wine vinegar and beef broth.

Heat remaining 1 tbsp. butter and 1 tbsp. olive oil in a grill pan.  Add the steak and cook 4 minutes per side over medium heat.  Check for doneness with a meat thermometer, the internal temperature should be 140º for medium.

Remove the steak to a serving dish and keep warm.  Transfer the cooked onions to the grill pan and deglaze with the wine/broth mixture.  Stir gently, until about half of the liquid has evaporated.

Top the steak with onions and drizzle with any remaining pan juices.

Notes ♪♫ This simple recipe comes together with just a handful of ingredients, proof that gluten free does not have to be complicated.  The skirt steak was SO good, I’ll definitely be making it again!

Print This Post Print This Post

Air Fryer Ribeye Steak

Can you really cook a steak in the air fryer?  This is a question I had never even considered, until the day my stove malfunctioned.

Saturday night is steak night at our house, and my cooking method of choice has always been the reverse sear, which produces a perfectly cooked steak every time.  Read about it here.

Now without a stove, I turned to my other appliances.  Microwave, crock-pot, air fryer?  Hmmm.  Both Mr. Cucina and I were worried about ruining a perfectly good (and expensive) steak.  I did some research and decided to try the air fryer.

The verdict, excellent!  It turns out that yes, you can cook a steak in the air fryer, and it was delicious!

This post contains affiliate links.


  • 1 lb. ribeye steak, about 1-1/2″ thick
  • gluten free steak marinade (recipe here)
  • cooking spray


Marinate the steak for 2 hours before cooking.  Whisk together the marinade ingredients in a non-reactive dish and add the steak, turning every 30 minutes.

Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes at 400º.  Remove the steak from the marinade and place on a rack for a few minutes to drain off the excess liquid (if you have a basket style air fryer just pat your steak with paper towel before cooking).

Add 1 tbsp. of water to the bottom tray of the air fryer.  Add the steak and cook 8 minutes per side.

Continue cooking until your steak reaches the desired temperature.  We like ours cooked medium, and it took a total of 21 minutes for mine to reach 145º.

Time will vary from one air fryer to another, so be sure to check the temperature with a meat thermometer.

Also keep in mind that if you are cooking other things in the air fryer at the same time, it will most likely extend the cook time.  I had carrots and potatoes in the air fryer, and it took 30 minutes for the potatoes (started 10 minutes before the steak), and 20 minutes for the carrots.

Important!  Always let the steak rest 5 minutes before slicing.  Place it on a warm plate and cover with foil.  This allows the juices to redistribute and keeps the steak moist and flavorful.

Doesn’t that look good?  It looks like we won’t go hungry while we wait for our new range to arrive.  I can’t wait!

Notes: ♪♫ This dinner for two fit just right in my 3-shelf air fryer.  Potatoes on top, carrots in the middle and steak on the bottom.  You can rotate the shelves during cooking for even results.  Remember that items on the top shelf (closest to the fan) will cook faster, so watch that they don’t burn!

Print This Post Print This Post