Despite the awkward name, this fast and user-friendly wet rub did a fine job flavoring some carne asada I grilled recently (yes, that was redundant). I'm calling it Spanish mustard since I spiked the Dijon with a couple of my favorite ingredients of all time: smoked paprika and sherry vinegar. You can use any thin flap meat (flap steak, skirt steak, round steak) instead of the flank steak.

Chef John
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • Whisk sherry vinegar, olive oil, mustard, paprika, garlic, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl. Place steak in marinade and turn to coat. Marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes.

  • Cook steak on the preheated grill, turning once, until each side is browned, steak is beginning to firm, and is hot and slightly pink in the center, about 2 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 140 degrees F (60 degrees C). Transfer steak to a plate and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.

Cook's Note:

You can use any thin flap meat, skirt steak, or round steak instead of the flank steak.

Nutrition Facts

338 calories; 22.7 g total fat; 55 mg cholesterol; 284 mg sodium. 4.6 g carbohydrates; 28.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (26)

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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2015
Delicious and so flavorful!! My husband Is soooo fickle about food - many times Ive seen him take two bites of a restaurant meal then push the plate away like "Nah" and sit there watching me eat lol. And even more so when It comes to meats. So when he came home from the grocery with carne asada being that he's never had It does NOT like Mexican food and neither of us is good at cooking meat I'm like "What do you expect me to do with this?!"....Found this recipe looked simple enough prepared the marinade with some substitutions and also had to cook it in a pan...So the dijon that we used was a 99c store brand the vinegar was a mix of apple cider vin and dark balsamic and we had no paprika so used a few shakes of a premade steak seasoning that contained some...the meat sat at room temperature as we prepared the marinade and then stayed soaking In It on the counter for well over an hour. We prepared Allrecipes Mushroom and Gorgonzola risotto and sauteed vegetables In the meantime...were a little nervous about teflon-pan frying the meat - thought that it might come out a little chewy...Final verdict? Delicious flavorful like butter!! I think the staying at room temp thing may have been the key. We didn't end up eating til 1:30 a.m. lol (it was New Years Eve) but we ended up having a SPECTACULAR meal! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/17/2016
I would not make it again. Read More
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37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2015
Delicious and so flavorful!! My husband Is soooo fickle about food - many times Ive seen him take two bites of a restaurant meal then push the plate away like "Nah" and sit there watching me eat lol. And even more so when It comes to meats. So when he came home from the grocery with carne asada being that he's never had It does NOT like Mexican food and neither of us is good at cooking meat I'm like "What do you expect me to do with this?!"....Found this recipe looked simple enough prepared the marinade with some substitutions and also had to cook it in a pan...So the dijon that we used was a 99c store brand the vinegar was a mix of apple cider vin and dark balsamic and we had no paprika so used a few shakes of a premade steak seasoning that contained some...the meat sat at room temperature as we prepared the marinade and then stayed soaking In It on the counter for well over an hour. We prepared Allrecipes Mushroom and Gorgonzola risotto and sauteed vegetables In the meantime...were a little nervous about teflon-pan frying the meat - thought that it might come out a little chewy...Final verdict? Delicious flavorful like butter!! I think the staying at room temp thing may have been the key. We didn't end up eating til 1:30 a.m. lol (it was New Years Eve) but we ended up having a SPECTACULAR meal! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2015
Delicious and so flavorful!! My husband Is soooo fickle about food - many times Ive seen him take two bites of a restaurant meal then push the plate away like "Nah" and sit there watching me eat lol. And even more so when It comes to meats. So when he came home from the grocery with carne asada being that he's never had It does NOT like Mexican food and neither of us is good at cooking meat I'm like "What do you expect me to do with this?!"....Found this recipe looked simple enough prepared the marinade with some substitutions and also had to cook it in a pan...So the dijon that we used was a 99c store brand the vinegar was a mix of apple cider vin and dark balsamic and we had no paprika so used a few shakes of a premade steak seasoning that contained some...the meat sat at room temperature as we prepared the marinade and then stayed soaking In It on the counter for well over an hour. We prepared Allrecipes Mushroom and Gorgonzola risotto and sauteed vegetables In the meantime...were a little nervous about teflon-pan frying the meat - thought that it might come out a little chewy...Final verdict? Delicious flavorful like butter!! I think the staying at room temp thing may have been the key. We didn't end up eating til 1:30 a.m. lol (it was New Years Eve) but we ended up having a SPECTACULAR meal! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/25/2014
This was really tasty! Only marinated the beef about 30 minutes in the mixture and it was still awesome. We used white wine vinegar because I couldn't find sherry vinegar at my local store. Make sure you used SMOKED paprika - well worth the money. Serve with avocado like the picture shows. Will definitely be making again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2014
Loved this recipe although I couldn't find sherry vinegar anywhere. I used garlic red wine vinegar and added a little sherry for the flavor. It was excellent! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2017
I had some skirt steak and marinated the beef for about 4 hours. Fresh garlic wasn't optional for me because I can't make anything without it. I ended up searing steak in a cast iron pan. My family loved the flavor and I wouldn't change a think about it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2016
We sliced a pork roast in one inch slices. We put them in a dish one layer and added the marinade on both sides. l Let the meat sit 30 minutes and then cooked it on the grill. Super delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2016
My grill got up to 400 degrees but it still took 7 minutes per side to grill the flank steak. It is probably because my flank steak was a bit thick. All the same the marinade with the steak was fantastic. This could be served as individual steak servings or cut up into strips to be stuffed into tortillas as a steak taco. Just awesome. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2014
Loved this recipe beautiful flavour and better yet a new family favourite! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/01/2015
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2017
Had this for dinner yesterday -- I can't remember having a more delicious steak anywhere or anytime! I used balsamic vinegar instead of sherry and it turned out fabulous! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/17/2016
I would not make it again. Read More
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