Grilled Flank Steak is easy to make with a simple and flavorful flank steak marinade made up of soy sauce, red wine vinegar, honey, garlic, and ginger. This steak recipe cooks up quick and can easily feed a crowd.
Hey! Sarah here from Feeding Your Fam stopping by to bring you this delicious Grilled Flank Steak Recipe!
Summertime is the perfect time to gather family and friends together for a delicious grilling session. On those night when you have short notice, or you really just want to impress, fire up the grill for this flank steak recipe. The marinade is simple and you probably already have all of these simple ingredients in your pantry!
How to Cook Flank Steak
The best way to grill a flank steak is to start with a good marinade. Steak marinade usually consists of an acid, like the red wine vinegar and soy sauce, oil and some flavor. I love the flavor that garlic and ginger give to this steak. Place all of the marinade ingredients into a large plastic container or zip top bag and stir to combine. Add the steak and allow to marinade for 30 minutes up to 6 hours. The longer the steak is in the marinade, the longer it will pick up the flavors.
I usually plan on 2 hours when using this marinade, but you can definitely go longer if you are preparing this in the morning for dinner that evening. When you are ready to grill, simply remove the steak from the bag and allow the excess marinade to run off into the bag before placing on the hot grill.
Ingredients Needed for Grilled Flank Steak
8 simple ingredients make up the delicious marinade for this flank steak. Most of these you probably already have on hand. For this marinade you will need:
- vegetable oil
- soy sauce
- red wine vinegar
- green onions
- garlic salt
This marinade will be enough for a 2-3 pound flank steak.
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Grilled Flank Steak Recipe
Grilled Flank Steak
- 2-3 pound flank steak
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp green onions, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- In a large zip top bag or resealable container, combine the ingredients for the marinade. Stir or shake the bag to combine.
- Place the flank steak into the bag with the marinade and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes up to 6 hours, rotating a few times to make sure all of the steak is covered.
- Remove the steak from the bag and allow the excess marinade to run off. Discard the marinade.
- Grill the flank steak on a grill at high heat for 5-7 minutes on each side depending on the thickness of the steak and your desired doneness.
- Remove the steak from the grill and allow to rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing against the grain.
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Serve this juicy Flank Steak with a side of this delicious Easy Scalloped Potatoes recipe.
How to Grill a Flank Steak
After you have allowed your flank steak to soak up all of those delicious marinade flavors, you are ready to hit it will some heat and cook it to grilled perfection. Turn the grill up to high heat and place the steak directly on the grates. Allow the steak to cook for 5-7 minutes on each side, flipping once.
I like to cook my flank steak to medium, so it is still a little pink in the middle. This takes about 7 minutes on each side with the grill on high. I highly recommend using an instant read thermometer to make sure your steak cooks to the correct doneness. My all-time favorite meat thermometer is the Thermapen. It’s super fast and incredibly durable. Another great meat thermometer is the ThermoPop which is a more basic version that works just as well!
If you are wanting your steak to be rare, pull your steak off the grill when it reaches 120-125ºF, medium rare 125-135ºF, medium 135-145ºF, medium well 145-155ºF and well done 155ºF.
Flank steak cooks quickly, so keep an eye on it if you want it more rare. Once the steak has reached your desired doneness, remove from the grill and allow to rest for 10-15 minutes. Resting allows the juices to redistribute in the steak, keeping it nice and tender, and not run all over your cutting board.
How to Slice a Flank Steak
Now that your flank steak is cooked to perfection and rested, it is ready to impress!! To slice your flank steak, you will cut it against the grain. This means that you will cut it in the opposite direction in which the muscle fibers are running. If you look at the steak you can see the lines going from top to bottom when the steak is laying on the cutting board. Slice the steak from one side to the other going across the grain. This will keep the steak tender, you don’t want to cut with the grain or you will be chewing all night to try and break the meat up.
Now that you have marinaded, grill and slice your flank steak, you are ready to eat and enjoy!!
This Flank Steak recipes includes a flank steak marinade so easy, it’ll only take minutes! It’s simplicity and taste is what makes this steak recipe is one of my favorites.