Marinated Flank Steak

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  • prep 10 min    cook 15 min
  • serves 4

This mouthwatering flank steak recipe can also be made with other beef cuts. Recipes for grilled porterhouse, tenderloin, and sirloin variations can be found below.


  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • One 1 1/2-inch cube ginger, peeled
  • 1 medium-size jalapeño pepper, halved, cored, and seeded
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 3/4 pounds flank steak, well trimmed

    How to make it  25 minutes

  • 1

    Puree all ingredients except steak in a food processor. Pour marinade into a large self-sealing plastic bag, add steak, seal, turn to coat well, and refrigerate 5 hours or overnight.

  • 2

    Preheat the grill or broiler. Remove steak from marinade, pat dry on paper towels, and grill over moderate coals or broil 4 inches from the heat until steak is the way you like it — 5 to 6 minutes on each side for medium-rare and 6 to 7 minutes for medium. Flank steak cooked beyond medium will be tough. Let stand about 10 minutes, then, starting on the shorter side of the steak, slice on the bias and across the grain as thin as possible.

Nutritional Information(per serving)

  • Calories: 363
  • Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 104mg
  • Sodium: 170mg
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Protein: 42g
  • Fiber: 0g


    Grilled Porterhouse
    Prepare as directed, using the following marinade: 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, 2 peeled cloves garlic, 1 cup tightly packed fresh basil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Substitute 1 ( 1 1/4-inch-thick, 1-pound 10-ounce) porterhouse steak for flank steak.

    Grilled Tenderloin
    Prepare as directed, using the following marinade: 1/4 cup red wine vinegar, 2 peeled whole shallots, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Substitute 4 (1 1/4-inch-thick, 1/2-pound) tenderloin steaks.

    Rubbed Sirloin
    Substitute this dry rub for marinade: 2 tablespoons ground cumin, 3 minced cloves garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne, 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano. Rub on both sides of 4 (1/2-inch-thick, 5-ounce) sirloin steaks and grill 4 minutes on each side for medium-rare.

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