Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Best Marinated Flank Steak




We don't eat red meat too often these days. Especially steak. In the summer we will have steak on the grill from time to time, but invariably, healthier chicken is on our menu. As a treat for Valentine's Day, I decided to make one of my tried and true recipes that I have been making for years and years. This really is the best marinated flank steak; full of flavor, tender and juicy, as well as being easy to make. And, to make the meal healthy, I served it with plenty of vegetables on the side; spinach cooked in olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes, as well as oven roasted carrots with crushed black pepper and sea salt.

The key to tender and flavorful flank steak is to marinade it for at least four hours or longer. This marinade is thick and coats the steak with flavor. I usually use the broiler for this, but weather permitting, it would be delicious on the grill. It really is a fool proof, special occasion recipe.


The Best Marinated Flank Steak

2 pound flank steak

6 T ketsup

2 T vegetable oil

2 T finely chopped onion

2 tsp brown sugar

2 T Worcestershire sauce

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 tsp pepper

In a small bowl, mix all ingredients to make marinade. Place steak in a large ziplock bag and pour marinade on top of steak. Close bag tightly and make sure steak is completely covered by marinade. Place in refridgerator at least 4 hours. Remove meat, discarding remaining marinade. Broil (or grill) at 435 degrees until meat reaches desired doneness. Slice into thin strips across the grain to serve. Enjoy!


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  1. This looks great! I find flank steak on sale quite often. I have never bought it because I wasn't sure how to prepare the darn thing. I can't wait for some grilling weather!

  2. Looks yummy..Hard to know what to eat these days... I have recently read a lot of bad things about chicken..How they are raised, what they are fed, antibiotics, etc., etc.

  3. We don't eat very much beef, seems the older we get the less it likes us. if we do it is flank steak, just love that cut. This sounds really good and you've given me a new recipe!

  4. I am not the best at cooking steak so thanks for sharing this lovely recipe!
    ~Anne xx

  5. I've never had flank steak, but I love a rub or marinate on my steaks. Hubby and I grilled just one the other night. Shared it and had some yummy shrimp and green beans. Pinning your marinade. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  6. Oh my goodness, that sounds YUMMY! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

  7. This sounds delicious! I love any kind of steak, especially with a nice glass of Cabernet, but we just indulge as often as we'd like, right?

  8. Wow, that steak looks nicely done. Anyway, steaks are probably one of the most beloved food all over the world, as seen by the variety of recipes available from different countries. That being said, thanks for sharing yours with the world, Vicki! This is definitely something I would love to cook one of these days. Cheers!

    Lawrence Neal @ Prime 13


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