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. The flank steak comes from the abdominal muscles or lower chest of the cow. It is often the cut used in London broil, Mexican fajitas, and Chinese stir-fried beef. In order to cook it right (think grill) to get the best results. 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 With Mushrooms

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    This flank steak is marinated in a balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and soy sauce mixture and served with sautéed portobello and cremini mushrooms. This is a perfect way to turn a tough flank steak into a tender dinner. Sliced in strips after it has rested, it makes an elegant platter.

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    Grilled Flank Steak With Onions

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    To give your flank steak a tasty accompaniment, marinate the onions with the steak. The onions will take on additional flavor. Grill the onions until they are brown or saute them. Serve the onions on top of the steak.

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    Irish Flank Steaks

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

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    Grilled Gin- and Soy-Marinated Flank Steaks

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    Gin, juniper berries, and soy sauce are used in the marinade for this tender and delicious flank steak. 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 is not heavily flavored itself. You can modify the spices as you wish.

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    Jamaican Jerk Flank Steak

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

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    Grilled Flank Steak With Roasted Red Peppers

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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 tenderize the steak, 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 will enjoy this simple recipe. While it might not be purely an authentic Mexican dish, it still makes a great meal with Mexican flavors. Top off your fajitas with your favorite toppings like sour cream and guacamole.

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    Port Wine and Onion 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 most all side dishes.

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    Teriyaki 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.