This flank steak recipe has been in our family for years. Quick, simple marinade to make that will keep your guests coming for more.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • Place the 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. Puree until smooth; pour mixture into a resealable plastic bag. Add the steak, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator overnight.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.

  • Allow the flank steak to rest at room temperature for 20 minutes. Remove the steak from the marinade, and shake off excess. Pour the marinade into a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 10 minutes; set aside.

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

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

482 calories; protein 14.9g; carbohydrates 32.6g; fat 31.6g; cholesterol 24.9mg; sodium 637.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
This was excellent. I have been buying marinated steak tips at The Meat House and this marinade is very close in taste to their's. I used red wine vinegar instead of garlic vinegar and added a bit of kosher salt. I also used a little less brown sugar. It was FABULOUS. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/21/2011
not what we were hoping for - a bit too oily and the vinegar flavor stood out. Read More
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41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
This was excellent. I have been buying marinated steak tips at The Meat House and this marinade is very close in taste to their's. I used red wine vinegar instead of garlic vinegar and added a bit of kosher salt. I also used a little less brown sugar. It was FABULOUS. Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2011
WOW!!! I love this recipe. My boyfriend and I used it for Flank Steak with a side of cheddar grits with scallions and sauteed snow peas. Best meal but the marinade made it sooo yummy! thanks for sharing what will be a recipe forever! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/24/2010
This was a lot of ingredients! I didn't have flank steak so I used a 1" think slice of equally tough meat. I used a hand emulsion blender to grind it together. Just make sure that you do not cook the meat in the house as I did the first time. The meat will steam in the marinade and then burn in the pan becoming bitter tasting from the sugar in marinades. It makes clean-up a pain to. On the grill it worked fine the next time although I was hoping for a more juicy aftertaste. But I guess when you start with a tough cut of meat marinades can only do so much. It did have a really nice smell on the grilll though and the people I served it to seemed to like it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2011
We liked this a lot. I substituted red wine with white wine because I didn't have any and omitted the ginger. I might use a little less sugar next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2011
Saw the video yesterday went to the store for supplies marinated 24 hours and made today in prep for Thursday Night Football. Followed all directions as posted...GREAT RECIPE no need for changes follow all the way thru the cooking times. 5 STARS!!!! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2011
This was fabulous. My guests loved it. I followed the recipe almost exactly. I think I will use chopped shallots in place of the onion powder next time. Otherwise really great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2010
It seems like a lot of ingredients for a marinade but they go together quickly - and it is so worth it. The only change I made was to add a bit of cayenne pepper to it. Everyone loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2010
This was simply said DELISH! And tender. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2012
This was a great and easy dinner! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/21/2011
not what we were hoping for - a bit too oily and the vinegar flavor stood out. Read More
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