Beef Flank Steak Marinade -- Nothing Fancy

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Beef Flank Steak Marinade

Preparation time: 20 min
Cooking time: 12 min

Serves: 6-8


1/3 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (option: 1/4 cup honey)
1 1/2 to 2 pounds flank steak

Other ingredients for sprinkling on meat just prior to grilling:
freshly ground black pepper


Score the surface of the steak with 1/4 inch deep knife cuts, about an inch apart, across the grain of the meat. Combine the marinade ingredients. Place steak and marinade ingredients in a large freezer bag. Coat the steak well with the marinade. Seal the bag and place in a bowl. Chill and marinate for at least 2 hours (6 is better) and up to overnight.

Using olive oil soaked onto a paper towel, coat the grill rack of your grill with olive oil. Preheat the grill with high, direct heat. The grill is hot enough when you hold your hand about an inch over it and you can only hold it there for about a second.

Take the steak out of the marinade bag and sprinkle generously on all sides with coarse salt and freshly ground pepper. The salt and pepper will help form a savory crust on the steak. Place steak on the hot grill. If you are using a gas grill, cover the grill. Grill for 4-6 minutes on each side. Half way through grilling on each side, turn the steak 90° so that you get more grill marks.

Flank steak is best eaten medium rare; well done will make it too tough. When the steak has cooked to your preferred level of doneness, remove from the grill and place on a cutting board. Cover with aluminum foil to hold in the heat and to keep the steak from drying out, and let rest for 10 minutes.

Make very thin slices, against the grain, and at a slight diagonal so that the slices are
wide. If you want, you can take the excess marinade and bring it to a boil, simmer for several minutes, and serve with the flank steak. Great also with salsa or horseradish sauce.


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