Top 10 Flank Steak Recipes

A Variety of Marinades for Grilling Tender Flank Steak

Flank steak is one of the "flat" steaks and is a versatile and flavorful cut of beef. But you need to know how to cook it (think grill) to get it right. The secret with grilling this tough cut is a good marinade and a hot grill. These flank steak recipes give you plenty of options.

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    Flank steak

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    This flank steak is marinated in a delicious sauce and served with sautéed portobello and cremini mushrooms. This is a perfect way to turn in a tough flank steak into a tender dinner. It makes an elegant platter.

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    Flank steak with onions

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    To give your flank steak a tasty partner, marinate onions with the steak. They will take on the delicious flavor. Then you can grill the onions until they are brown or saute them. Serve the onions on top of the steak.

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    Marinated skirt steak
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    This grilled flank steak recipe uses a simple marinade that includes applesauce and apple cider vinegar. Marinate it overnight to be ready to grill for dinner the next day. Just add potatoes for a real Irish meal.

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    Gin, juniper berries, and soy sauce are used in the marinade for this tender and delicious flank steak. You will reserve the marinade for a sauce that includes mushrooms. Think of this grilled meal to entertain guests or for a simple weekday meal. When choosing a gin, you can use one that isn't heavily flavored itself. You can modify the spices as you wish.

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    Jamaican flank steak

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    Take a culinary jaunt to Jamaica with this jerk-spiced flank steak recipe. The seasonings go into a flavorful marinade. A very hot pepper, the Scotch bonnet, is suggested, but you can use the chile pepper you prefer. Serve this jerk flank steak over rice, with tropical fruit.

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    Flank steak

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    Whether you roast your own peppers or buy them prepared, you can use them as a topping for grilled flank steak. Simply marinate the flank steak overnight so you are ready to grill the next afternoon.

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    Moroccan flank steak

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    Moroccan spices including turmeric, oregano, and cumin scent this flank steak recipe. The marinade will keep the steak tender, but you want to grill it hot and fast.

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    Grilled Steak Fajitas
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    Fajitas are a crowd-pleaser and you'll enjoy this simple recipe. While it might not be purely authentic, it still makes a great meal. Top off your fajitas with your favorite toppings, like sour cream and guacamole. 

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  • 09 of 10
    Port flank steak

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    The port wine marinade not only tenderizes the flank steak but gives it a delicate sweetness with a hint of onion and thyme. It makes a simply seasoned flank steak that will pair well with your other side dishes.

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    Flank steak

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    Preparing a steak, teriyaki style will make it tender and flavorful. The marinade uses pineapple, shallots, ginger, and soy sauce. You can use this same marinade for other cuts of steak.