BBQ Skirt Steak

Since Skirt steak is a little tough, you’ll want to allow for a much longer time for pressure cooking. Still, even at 38 minutes, you’re still on your way to making a winning dinner in half the amount of time it would take in the oven to roast or bake.

Pressure cook for 38 mins / Air fry for 10-12 mins


Skirt Steak – cut in half and then cut into thick strips about 2 inches wide. Since skirt steak is so huge, I usually make double the amount of rub below and marinate one half for another day.

1/4 tsp course salt

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

1/2 tsp BBQ rub of your choice (I used Grill Mates BBQ Rub)

1/4 cup BBQ sauce, plus more to top off the skirt steak when air frying. (Your choice. I used the Kinders medium brand).

How to:

  • Wash the skirt steak trimming off any excess fat. Pat dry really well with paper towels
  • Cut into 2 inch thick strips
  • Add all the above ingredients in large bowl and make sure to rub the mixture into the meat well
  • Place one cup of water in the Ninja Foodi pot and add a tablespoon of BBQ sauce
  • Place meat in the air fryer basket and place inside the pot. If you have a double rack, you can use this straight inside the pot without having to use the air crisp basket. This will allow you too cook more meat at once.
  • Using the pressure lid, turn pressure valve to SEAL and set pressure to high for 38 minutes.
  • Once the pressure cooking is complete, turn pressure valve to vent.
  • Using a silicon brush, generously add more BBQ sauce to glaze and set air crisp function to 10-12 mins depending on how you like it. Do check halfway and turn over as necessary using silicon tongs.


Enjoy with fries or rice, and some veggies.

Recipe & image by Sabina Huq

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