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Simple Grilled Marinated Flank Steak Recipe

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This marinade is sweet, salty, and tangy, infusing your steak with great umami flavor!
Simple Grilled Marinated Flank Steak Recipe

This easy marinade will make your grilled flank steak extra flavorful. It’s sweet, salty, and tangy, infusing your steak with great umami flavor. The longer you marinate it, the better it tastes! Make your next barbecue the talk of the town with the best Grilled Flank Steak Recipe!

Simple Grilled Marinated Flank Steak Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Flank steak
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Lemon juice
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Soy sauce
  • Honey
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Coarse salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

Simple Grilled Marinated Flank Steak Recipe

How To Make The Best Grilled Marinated Flank Steak

  1. Mix all marinade ingredients in a small bowl
  2. Place flank steak in a large bowl or zipper bag.
  3. Pour marinade over flank steak, turning it so it is fully covered in the marinade.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hrs to overnight.
  5. Preheat the grill.
  6. Take the steak out of the marinade and sprinkle it with salt and pepper.
  7. Place the steak on the hot grill and brown it for about 2 minutes on each side. Place it on a cooler spot on the grill, and continue cooking until done to your liking.
    (rare: 120 F internal temperature, medium-rare: 130 F internal temperature, medium: 140 F internal temperature, medium-well: 150 F internal temperature, well done: 160 F internal temperature)

Simple Grilled Marinated Flank Steak Recipe

How Do I Know Then The Steak Is Perfectly Cooked?

Measuring the internal temperature of the meat is your best bet!

  • Rare: 120 F
  • Medium-rare: 130 F
  • Medium: 140 F
  • Medium-well: 150 F
  • Well done: 160 F
Simple Grilled Marinated Flank Steak Recipe

Simple Grilled Marinated Flank Steak Recipe

This marinade is sweet, salty, and tangy, infusing your steak with great umami flavor!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
MARINATING TIME: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 6 SERVINGS
Calories: 380kcal
Author: Katherine - Yummfully

Equipment

  • Large bowl
  • Grill or grill pan

Ingredients

For the marinade:

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes

For the steak

  • 1-2 lb flank steak
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Mix all marinade ingredients in a small bowl
  • Place flank steak in a large bowl or zipper bag.
  • Pour marinade over flank steak, turning it so it is fully covered in the marinade.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hrs to overnight.
  • Preheat the grill.
  • Take the steak out of the marinade and sprinkle it with salt and pepper.
  • Place the steak on the hot grill and brown it for about 2 minutes on each side. Place it on a cooler spot on the grill, and continue cooking until done to your liking. (rare: 120 F internal temperature, medium-rare: 130 F internal temperature, medium: 140 F internal temperature, medium-well: 150 F internal temperature, well done: 160 F internal temperature)

Nutrition

Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 542mg | Potassium: 17mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 0.3mg | Iron: 14mg

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Marinade The Flank Steak For Less Than 2 Hours?

Yes, you can, but for optimal flavor do it for at least 2 hours.

What If I Don’t Have A Grill?

You can use a cast iron skillet, or grill pan and cook it on the stove following the same principle of high temperature.

Can I Use A Different Cut Of Beef?

Yes. Skirt steak is a good alternative with similar flavor and texture.

Is There A Substitute For Soy Sauce In The Marinade?

A mixture of Worcestershire sauce and water, or tamari sauce are both good alternatives.

Can This Recipe Be Made Ahead Of Time?

You can marinate your steak the night before you plan to grill it. Or you can store the grilled steak and reheat it as necessary.

What”s The Best Way To Slice Flank Steak?

Always slice your meat cuts against the grain and at a 45-degree angle.

How Can I Make Sure The Marinade Doesn’t Burn On The Grill?

Shake off the excess marinade before placing the steak on the grill. Also, give it a quick sear on both sides, then transfer the meat to a cooler place on the grill to finish cooking.

Can I Reuse The Marinade?

You can, but you have to cook it first. Bring it to a boil for a few minutes to kill off any bacteria. You can also thicken it with a slurry of cornstarch and water and use it as a sauce.

Simple Grilled Marinated Flank Steak Recipe

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