Buzzard’s BEST Flank Steak Marinade

Last week, I splurged and bought a 1.5 lb flank steak – the Ninja had a pretty busy, hectic week so I thought a celebratory week’s-end steak dinner would serve as a great way to de-stress.

Buzzard's BEST Flank Steak Marinade
Perfection on a plate

I’d never marinated or cooked a flank steak before but some advice from the BEEFMAN pointed me towards soy-sauce based marinades. After some googling, I had a pretty good idea of how I wanted to proceed and, after some piece mealing of other recipes, came up with the following recipe. I cannot accurately describe the magnitude of tastiness of this steak. Wowza – I even had some of it for breakfast before my 10K on Saturday.

Buzzard’s Best Flank Steak
– 1/2 c. canola oil
– 1/3 c. soy sauce
– 1/4 c. red wine vinegar
– 2 tbsp lemon juice
– 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
– 1 tbsp spicy brown mustard
– 1 tbsp minced garlic (more if you like garlic a lot, we do)
– 1/2 tsp black pepper
– 1.5 lb flank steak

Combine all ingredients, except for steak, in a medium mixing bowl.

Buzzard's BEST Flank Steak Marinade
Tools for the construction of delicious steak

Place meat in a shallow dish and pour marinade over the steak, turning steak to thoroughly coat. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hrs. I flipped the steak every hour or so to make sure every surface was getting adequate marination time during the day.

Buzzard's BEST Flank Steak Marinade
Look at all that garlic, yum!

For best flavor, grill on medium heat over charcoal until medium rare (145 degrees F). This should take about 5 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness of the cut. Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing into strips against the grain of the meat.

Buzzard's BEST Flank Steak Marinade
Don’t overcook it – medium rare at 145 F

Flank steak is not a particularly tender cut of beef so cooking to well-done will make it tougher to chew. However, flank steak is one of 29 heart-healthy lean cuts of beef – one three-ounce serving (about the size of a deck of cards) has only 158 calories! 

Buzzard's BEST Flank Steak Marinade
OMG it was so good – flavorful, juicy and heart-healthy!

I hope you enjoy this as much as we did – so tasty!

What other easy, delicious beef recipes do you prepare? Please share below – I’d love to try them!

Until next time,
~ Buzzard ~


2 responses to “Buzzard’s BEST Flank Steak Marinade”

  1. Trying this!!! I combined everything in a ziplock and have it marinating now! 🙂

    1. I hope you like it!