Flank Steak Marinade


This flank steak marinade recipe has been in our family for years. It's a quick, simple marinade that will keep your guests coming for more.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs 45 mins


  • 1 (1 1/2-pound) flank steak, fat trimmed

  • ¾ cup olive oil

  • ½ cup light brown sugar

  • ½ cup dry red wine

  • ¼ cup soy sauce

  • 3 tablespoons onion powder

  • 3 tablespoons honey

  • 3 whole green onions, coarsely chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic

  • 2 tablespoons garlic vinegar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger

  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder


  1. Score flank steak by making shallow crisscross cuts on both sides.

  2. Place olive oil, light brown sugar, red wine, soy sauce, onion powder, honey, green onions, garlic cloves, garlic vinegar, ground ginger, and garlic powder in a blender. Purée until smooth; pour mixture into a resealable plastic bag. Add steak, coat with marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 8 hours to overnight.

  3. Remove steak from the refrigerator and pour marinade into a small saucepan. Allow steak to rest at room temperature for 20 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, bring marinade to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes; set aside.

  5. Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.

  6. Grill the steak on the preheated grill until it starts to firm up and is reddish-pink and juicy in the center, about 7 minutes per side, basting often with cooked marinade. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 130 degrees F (54 degrees C) for medium rare.

Editor's Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

482 Calories
32g Fat
33g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 482
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 638mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 310mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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