Jamaican Jerk Flank Steak

Flank Steak on a Sizzling Plate

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  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
349 Calories
13g Fat
11g Carbs
43g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 349
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 119mg 40%
Sodium 637mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 43g
Calcium 95mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This flank steak recipe incorporates the traditional ingredients of jerk seasoning into a thick, flavorful marinade that works its way deep into the meat.

While the pepper of choice for this recipe is the scotch bonnet, you may use any type of chili pepper available to you. Serve sliced over rice and top with tropical fruit for a delicious Caribbean treat.


  • 1 flank steak, about 2 pounds/900 grams 
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL green onion (chopped)
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1/3 cup/80 mL flat-leaf parsley or 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 2 large chili peppers or 1 small scotch bonnet (seeded and deveined)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL dark rum
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL fresh thyme
  • 2 tablespoon/30 mL brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL oil
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL allspice
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Place flank steak into a resealable plastic bag.

  2. Combine the remaining ingredients in a blender or food processor.

  3. Pour mixture over flank steak making sure it is well distributed, seal bag and place into the refrigerator for 2 to 8 hours.

  4. Preheat grill for medium heat.

  5. Remove flank steak from the bag but do not throw away the marinade.

  6. Place the flank steak onto the grill and cook for 8 to 10 minutes per side.

  7. While steak is cooking, place reserved marinade into a saucepan and bring to a boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

  8. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for 8 to 10 minutes. Reducing the heat can be done using the side burner of your grill.

  9. Once steak is cooked, remove from heat and allow it rest for 5 minutes before carving. Slice meat and top with sauce and diced tropical fruit.

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