This video demonstrates how to tenderize the skirt steak. For this, the first thing to do is to place the skirt steak on the cutting board. Now with the help of the point side of the meat mallet, start hitting the steak to tenderize it. Once you have thoroughly hit the meat with the mallet for a few minutes, you can stop. What happens here is when you hit the meat with the meat mallet it causes the meat fibers to break up and this makes it more tender. This is the simple process involved in tenderizing your meat with a meat mallet.