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INSIDE SKIRT STEAK
Also Known As: Beef Plate; Boneless Diaphragm; Fajita Meat; Fajita Steak; Inside Skirt Steak; Outside Skirt
Steak; Philadelphia; Skirt Steak
Opposite the Outside Skirt Steak, this cut is known for its robust flavor profile. Marinate and grill hot for
fajitas or use for stir-fry.
Slicing beef against the grain is always important, but even more so for thin, coarse cuts such as the Skirt
WHERE THIS CUT COMES FROM:
The section right under the rib primal with a higher fat content. The Short Plate is a source of Short Ribs and
Ground Beef. It's also the home of the Skirt Steak—a thin, flavorful cut that's best when marinated and
seared over high heat.