A quick sear on flavorful skirt steak and a fast sautee of colorful veggies is all it takes to put a satisfying dinner on the table in 20 minutes.

Everyday Food, June 2011


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Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a large skillet, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium-high. Season steak with salt and pepper. Cook steak (in batches if necessary) until browned, 3 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer steaks to a cutting board and let rest.

  • Rinse out skillet and return to heat, along with 2 teaspoons oil. Add green beans and cook 2 minutes. Add garlic and tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes begin to burst, 3 minutes. Add cannellini beans and vinegar and cook, stirring, until beans are heated through, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; season to taste with salt and pepper and sprinkle with basil.

  • Thinly slice steak against the grain and divide among 4 plates. Serve with bean salad.

Cook's Notes

Skirt steak is also great grilled over high heat; cooking times stay the same.


Reviews (5)

19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: Unrated
This is just what I've been looking for to lighten up meals as we go into spring and summer. Thanks!
Rating: 4 stars
We made it for our fellow summer house guests in Fire Island last summer and everyone was absolutely delighted! It has become a staple in our kitchen. Thanks SC!
Rating: Unrated
Looking forward to trying this recipe really soon. Sarah, just loving your ideas and tips - so handy and most helpful. Roll on summer 'Down Under' !!
Rating: 5 stars
The Warm Bean Salad has become a regular side dish at our house. Everyone loves it. I have even substituted asparagus for the green beans and it is fantastic that way as well.
Rating: Unrated
Quick & easy! The tastes were great together. I used a hangar steak (instead of skirt) and lemon juice instead of red wine vinegar but I think it would have been equally as delicious with the original ingredients. I will be making this again. Very soon!