Flank Steak is one of my favorite meats to cook. There are so many different ways to prepare and serve it, it cooks up quickly, is always delicious and great left over in salads. My favorite way to cook it is on the grill. Last night I was pressed for time because we had my parents rolling into town just in time for dinner and then we had to be at a 7pm basketball game for our 8-year old son. I had purchased two flank steaks because I wanted to make sure there was enough meat for leftovers. I needed a quick marinade or rub so I did two different recipes. One with an olive oil/parsley marinade, the other with the spicy rub Joey used on her spicy chicken recipe. Two completely different outcomes, both very tasty!
#1-Olive Oil and Parsley (pictured above)
- Olive oil-about 1/4 cup
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2-3 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
- 1-2 teaspoons garlic powder
- lemon pepper (optional)
- Pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
Place flank steak in a shallow baking dish. Mix the olive oil and lemon juice. Rub mixture on both sides of the steak until evenly coated. Combine the parsley, garlic powder, pepper and pinch of salt. I somewhat ‘guestimated’ the amounts…so feel free to adjust if you like more parsley, less garlic powder, how about fresh garlic?! sorry…I was in a hurry! Evenly distribute the dry ingredients on both sides of the steak. Sprinkle both sides with a little lemon pepper (optional)…I just really, really like lemon pepper! Should look something like this…
I grilled them on a pre-heated gas grill over medium-high heat for 6-7 minutes per side. I let it sit for about 5 minutes before cutting. When slicing make sure to cut across the grain of the meat. Enjoy!
#2- Spicy Flank Steak
This recipe was taken from Joey’s blackened chicken recipe…if you like a smokey, spicy flavor this is a great rub!
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tsp. cumin
- 1 tsp. coriander
- 1/4 tsp. cayenne
- salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients together and rub on both sides of steak. Again, I grilled mine on a gas grill over medium high heat for about 6-7 minutes per side. Let sit about 5 minutes and then slice across the grain. Enjoy!
#3-Leftovers! Flank Steak Salad
Completely self-explanatory, but any of the above flank steak are great sliced thin and tossed with your favorite lettuce, veggies and dressing. I mixed mine with romaine, roma tomatoes, and some of the mexican pecans. What a great lunch!
For printable recipe click here!