Flank Steak Recipes

By GirlCarnivore


What Is Flank Steak?

Flank steak is a delicious cut of meat that is perfect for grilling in the summer. To enjoy it to the fullest, marinate the steak for at least an hour before grilling to add flavor and tenderness. Once grilled, slice the steak against the grain to ensure maximum tenderness. I hope you love these Flank Steak recipes!

How To Cook A Flank Steak

1. Marinate the Steak: Flank steak is a lean cut of meat that can easily become tough and chewy if not properly marinated. The best way to tenderize the meat is to soak it in an acidic marinade for at least 2 hours or overnight. Check out our favorite go-to Flank steak marinade recipe.

2. Preheat Your Grill or Pan: Before cooking your flank steak, make sure your grill or pan is preheated to high heat, around 400 degrees F. This will ensure that the meat sears quickly and evenly on both sides for the perfect sear and tender medium-rare internal temperature.

3. Don’t Overcook It: Flank steak should be cooked to medium-rare (130-135°F internal temperature). Any longer than that and it will become tough and dry. Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature as you cook.

4. Let It Rest: After removing your flank steak from the heat source (grill, pan, broiler), let it rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing into it. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, making it more tender and with a better beef flavor.

5. Slice Against The Grain: When slicing your flank steak, always cut against the grain (perpendicular to muscle fibers) for maximum tenderness.

Flank Steak Marinade

A steak marinade helps tenderize the flavorful cut of beef because of its acidity. And it can boost the umami flavor of your flank steak recipe. The flank steak takes well to a hot and fast cook, and where an easy marinade isn’t an essential step for an amazing steak dinner, if you have the time, it can really elevate the meal.

Grilled Flank Steak

This easy recipe is all about taking that lean cut of beef and turning it into a juicy and flavorful masterpiece. We’re talking mouth-watering, perfectly seasoned meat with a touch of heat, sweetness, and a hint of tropical vibes. And let’s be real, who doesn’t love a good grilled steak? So grab your tongs, crank up the grill, and ignite your taste buds!

Flank Steak Tacos

We have yet to meet a taco we didn’t love. But the key to the best flank steak tacos is the marinade and then a hot grill for great flavor. Pair with grilled onions and peppers in soft tortillas to take Taco Tuesday—or any day, up a notch!

Carne Asada Nachos

Perfect for the campfire, these loaded nachos are layered with all the fixings; freshly grilled carne asada smothered in cheese, and cooked in an aluminum foil pack right on the coals before being pulled high with your favorite toppings. Which also means, clean-up is a breeze.

Flank Steak Pinwheels

Looking for a fun spin on steak appetizers? Try these bite-size Grilled Flank Steak Pinwheel for your next party with a variety of dipping options. They are a hit every time!

Coffee Crusted Flank Steak Salad

Grilled Coffee Crusted Flank Steak Salad the perfect grilled salad for summertime. With fresh seasonal produce right from the farm stand, this meal comes together in under 30 minutes and will make both your inner grilling enthusiast and health nut happy.