This is a marinade for any type of steak, but works well for tougher cuts when left for a couple of days.

Tim

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
6 hrs
total:
6 hrs 35 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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  • In a shallow bowl, combine soy sauce, brown sugar, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, onion, ginger and pepper. Coat steak with marinade, cover, and refrigerate for at least 6 hours.

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

  • Grill steak for 7 to 8 minutes per side, or to desired doneness.

Nutrition Facts

257 calories; protein 25.2g; carbohydrates 7.3g; fat 13.8g; cholesterol 45.8mg; sodium 1264.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2006
My husband and I went to heaven the night we made this! We had never had flank steak before so this was something new. Now we'll be making it all the time. I used 1 tbsp. veg. oil (didn't have any olive) and 1 tbsp. sesame oil since since the rest of the reciple had an Asian theme to it. I also added about 1/2 to 1 tbsp. hot red pepper flakes. It certainly didn't add any spice but it may have added to the flavor so I'll do that again next time. I marinated it for two days, grilled it med. to med.-rare and sliced it real thin against the grain. Superb! IMPORTANT: You must slice this cut of meat thin and against the grain otherwise it won't be tender. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/07/2004
I don't know why this is a five star recipe. It did nothing to make my steak tender and the flavor was mediocre. Don't waste your time on this one. Read More
(7)
345 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 250
  • 4 star values: 69
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2006
My husband and I went to heaven the night we made this! We had never had flank steak before so this was something new. Now we'll be making it all the time. I used 1 tbsp. veg. oil (didn't have any olive) and 1 tbsp. sesame oil since since the rest of the reciple had an Asian theme to it. I also added about 1/2 to 1 tbsp. hot red pepper flakes. It certainly didn't add any spice but it may have added to the flavor so I'll do that again next time. I marinated it for two days, grilled it med. to med.-rare and sliced it real thin against the grain. Superb! IMPORTANT: You must slice this cut of meat thin and against the grain otherwise it won't be tender. Read More
(100)
Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2004
This is an amazing marinade. I left it for 24 hours on a tougher piece of meat....and it came out wonderful. Thank you for such a wonderful recipe. Read More
(51)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Yummy! And so easy to make. I used a flank steak scored on both sides and marinated for about 24 hrs. Great taste and it came out surprisingly tender for a flank steak. Next time I will try to marinate it even longer. This marinade would work well with any cut of beef. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Great marinade. To keep the marinade low carbs I used 3 packets of Splenda instead of the brown sugar. Also I served the steak on a bed of the oriental cabbage salad featured in the South Beach Diet. It was delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2005
The recipe is 5 star because it's soooooo delicious. I marinated a 1 1/2 lb. flank steak for about 7 hours, and grilled in the oven 5 minutes on each side. It was fabulous! My 3 boys ages 8, 6 and 5 raved - now that's a miracle that all three loved it - especially the little one who never likes anything. A keeper - they asked to eat it once a week! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2011
Excellent recipe! I've made it several times now, and as I like to make the marinade into a sauce to serve with the meat, I now reduce the soy sauce to 1/4 cup and add 1/4 cup of red wine vinegar. Otherwise, the sauce is so salty that it really has to be worked with to make it usable. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2004
Very delicious marinade. Used it on a ribeye steak marinated for about 8 hours then grilled on the George Foreman grill. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I actually was going to broil an oyster cut London Broil and wanted a new marinade so I tried this. Quick and easy to make and it added a nice flavor to the beef. I would definitely use it on a flank steak which is much tougher and let it marinade overnite. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Great marinade - kids loved it. The flavors were subtle yet seemed to soak all the way through the steaks and smelled great while cooking. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/07/2004
I don't know why this is a five star recipe. It did nothing to make my steak tender and the flavor was mediocre. Don't waste your time on this one. Read More
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