This can be used in fajitas, as an appetizer, or a main dish. Also good in sandwiches. Just make sure you reserve some of the marinade for a sauce.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
8 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 18 mins
Servings:
9
Yield:
9 (4 ounce) servings
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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Puree the garlic, onion, lime juice, jalapeno, thyme, cilantro, corn oil, and honey into the bowl of a blender or food processor until the ingredients are well incorporated. Marinate the flank steak with 1/2 cup of the puree in a resealable bag overnight in the refrigerator. Reserve the rest of the puree to use later as a sauce.

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  • Preheat a grill for medium-high heat.

  • While grill is warming, remove the meat from the refrigerator and let sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes. Discard any marinade left in the bag. Liberally season the steak with the kosher salt, and cook to desired doneness, approximately 4 minutes per side for medium-rare.

  • To serve, slice the steak against the grain into 1/8 to 1/4 inch slices, and drizzle the remaining marinade over the meat.

Note

Serrano chiles can be used instead of jalapenos. If you would like to increase the heat, add another pepper and an additional tablespoon of honey before pureeing.

Nutrition Facts

318 calories; protein 18.6g; carbohydrates 5.6g; fat 24.6g; cholesterol 33.8mg; sodium 82.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2006
Had a big party made this marinade with chicken breasts added some chillies and extra jalapenos also did half and half Cilantro and Garam Masala.....Everybody loved it!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/04/2011
i did not think the flavor was there. very bland. i would not make this recipe again. Read More
(6)
131 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 81
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2006
Had a big party made this marinade with chicken breasts added some chillies and extra jalapenos also did half and half Cilantro and Garam Masala.....Everybody loved it!!! Read More
(40)
Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2007
My family LOVED this marinade! Where I changed things: 1) I forgot to buy fresh thyme so I used 1Tbs of dried and 2) my limes were kinda small so I used three. Some of the reserved sauce is in the fridge and I'm thinking it would be good on veggie wraps this weekend. Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2008
I used this marinade and the meat was wonderful. But I used this marinade for shrimp to make my favorite shrimp taco (all ingredients except thyme) and it worked too. The dish was absolutely great. I think you can use for chicken too not only for flank steak. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2009
Awesome marinade...best fajitas I've ever made...I think even better than in restaurants. I didn't add all of the oil used some broth in place (watching the diet) and it was still awesome. Used for fajitas and topped with a little sour cream-Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2006
Very very vibrant and fresh flavors. I served this with a saffron rice pilaf and everyone was spooning more of the marinade to mix and eat with their rice. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2008
I used lime zest and the juice of two limes for this one. What a hit! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2008
Both my boys and my husband loved this steak. I would have liked it to have a bit more of a lime taste so maybe I'll marinate it overnight next time. If that doesn't work I'll add more lime! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2007
Not only does it smell great but it tastes great too. I had friends over and they loved it. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2006
I used this marinade on some chicken wings for the BBQ and it came out really good. I'll use it on steak next time. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
(8)
Rating: 1 stars
01/04/2011
i did not think the flavor was there. very bland. i would not make this recipe again. Read More
(6)
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