Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Grilled Flank Steak

I always buy flank steak when I see it on sale, it's great for the grill and makes the best sandwiches for the next day.

The key to a good flank steak is the marinade. The flank is a tough cut and needs acid to break up the muscle, so vinegar, citrus or soy sauce is imperative.

You can make this delicious easy marinade the day before and the longer the meat sits in it, the better it is.

Grilled Flank Steak:

one 2-3 lb. flank steak
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup of red wine or balsamic vinegar
4 tbsp honey
4 garlic cloves, minced
3 tbsp fresh chopped rosemary
kosher salt & pepper

In a ziploc bag or Pyrex glass dish, add the marinade to the meat and season with kosher salt & pepper.

Let sit in the fridge anywhere from 2 hours to overnight.

Light a grill on high heat and grill the flank steak (discarding the marinade) for 4 minutes on each side for medium rare.

It is important to let the meat rest for 5 minutes (so the juices redistribute) before slicing.

Slice across the grain and serve!



Becki (Becki's Whole Life) said...

I love flank steak, too. You are so right - not marinating a flank steak is a biiig mistake. It can take it from my favorite cut of steak to one that I would throw in the trash. Your marinade sounds great!

The Japanese Redneck said...

lol...what do you mean leftovers!

Looks good.

Proud Italian Cook said...

You're right about the marinating, its a must, love your version! I normally make it for fajitas on the grill, love it that way too.

Kate said...

Flank steak is a favorite at our house. Your marinade sounds great.

Joanne said...

Sounds like the perfect meal, both for dinner and for leftovers!

Indie.Tea said...

Great tips, and the marinade sounds delicious.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I made this for company Monday night with similar marinade but didn't use your honey or balsamic vinegar idea - will try adding that next time - I'll bet it gives a nice sweetness. It really stretches to serve so many. I had so much leftover, gave a big chunk away that night, had a friend for lunch on Tuesday with leftovers, and gave her enough for dinner, with still some left for my dinner. I've had enough beef for a while.

Spudsmama said...

Now I'm mad that I only bought a little over a pound of flank steak! Thanks for the dinner plan tonight.

Linda said...

Have you tried the marinade with oregano-dry, not fresh. It gives it an incredible flavor. I adore flank steak-so juicy when done right.

Laura said...

Friends just served us grilled flank steak last week, and they have made converts of us! Oh, my gosh, it's fabulous! Thanks for the recipe - I hope to try it soon!

nonnie said...

I usually use Kraft Italian salad dressing but will try this next time.

Beth said...

Memories of my childhood when my Mom would make flank steak on the grill!

Marine Loves Papi... said...

Try marinating it in some white wine, EVOO, garlic, onion, dried oregano & seasonings. It's great also :) I love honey in marinades, it gives it an extra touch of yummy.