Argentina Skirt Steak - Matambre
20 mins (prep 10, cooking 10)
12 ingredients
4-6 servings
This is another recipe found for ZWT Event from Steven Raichlen's "The Barbecue Bible". This is what he states in the intro: Matambre (literally, "hunger killer") refers both to a cut of meat and to the series of dishes that are made from it. The cut, which doesn’t exist in North America, is a large, 1/2-inch-thick rectangular muscle from the chest of the cow. Tough but flavorful, matambre is always served well done: the prolonged cooking helps break down the tough meat fibers.The simplest version of matambre-the one served as an appetizer at estancias (ranches) and steak houses in Argentina-consists of the flat piece of the meat sprinkled with spices, grilled, and cut into 1-inch squares to be served on toothpicks. To re-create it in North America, I like to use skirt steak. Skirt steak is a smaller cut than matambre, but the thinness and muscle structure are similar. Skirt steak is more tender, however, so you don’t need to cook it as long.NOTE: Need to allow at least 4 hours to marinade but overnight is best.

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Serving Size (370.07 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 741.27 Calories from Fat 458.91
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 50.99g 313.76%
Saturated Fat 15.0g 299.93%
Trans Fat 0.88g %
Cholesterol 214.33mg 285.77%
Sodium 800.59mg 133.43%
Total Carbohydrate 3.43g 4.57%
Dietary Fiber 1.52 g 24.35%
Sugars 0.37 g %
Protein 66.2g 529.6%
Vitamin A 550.34IU% Vitamin C 12.27mg%
Calcium 86.73mg% Iron 6.12mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
green bell pepper, hot pepper flakes