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The Best Summer BBQ Grilled & Marinated Flank Steak

Updated on June 1, 2014
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Janine is a published author in Only Trollops Shave Above the Knees, appears on The Huffington Post and at Confessions of A Mommyaholic.

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4.8 stars from 5 ratings of Marinated Flank Steak

For summertime grilling and specifically with the 4th of July right around the corner, many of us naturally reach for pricy steaks--rib-eyes, filet mignons--but they aren't the only cuts in the case. Thin steaks, like flank, skirt or flatiron are perfect candidates for marinades. I have tried a few cuts for this marinade, but the best and tastiest for this specific marinade is flank.

Preparation for Marinade and Cook Time for Steak

Prep time: 3 hours
Cook time: 4 min
Ready in: 3 hours 4 min
Yields: 6 people


  • 2 Tbs. Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbs. Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Tbs. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 Tbs. Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tb. Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 1/2 pounds Thin, Flank Steak

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 6
Calories 192
Calories from Fat81
% Daily Value *
Fat 9 g14%
Saturated fat 4 g20%
Unsaturated fat 5 g
Carbohydrates 0 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 25 g50%
Cholesterol 53 mg18%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


  1. Mix oil, vinegar, Worcestershire Sauce and soy sauces, mustard and garlic powder, pour into a gallon-size zipper-lock bag, add steak and let marinade for at least 30 minutes or up to 3 hours. (I have found 3 hours is optimal if you can for the marinade to really take effect).
  2. Heat gas grill, lightening all burners on high for at least 10 minutes or build a hot charcoal fire. Add steak, close lid and grill, turning only once to desired doneness, 3 1/2 minutes per side for medium rare and about 4 minutes per side for medium.
  3. Let rest for 5 minutes.
  4. Slice thin and serve.

A Side Note...

On a side note, my husband and I have bought and tried many different marinades and none of them have even come close to this marinade for Flank Steak we happened to just stumble upon. I hope you try it and love it as much as our family does. One last thing, Happy Grilling!!!


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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Oh thanks so much Myz and hope you enjoy this one!! :)

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      shared shared shared!! i love your recipe.

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Mary, I am so happy to be able to share this marinade with you and others on Hubpages. I do hope you get to try. My mom recently told me that after I have raved about this marinade that she is going to finally try to make it, because she can't stop thinking about it!! So I may have converted my mom who just uses salt and pepper to cook her steaks. Thank you also for the votes, share, pin and tweet too!!

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Flank steak was always a favorite of my hubbys. Your recipe looks really good. I haven't cooked one of these in a long time....time I did

      I voted this UP, etc. will share and Pin and Tweet.

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Ignugent17, thank you too for stopping by and for supporting me too. Also appreciate the votes and share too!!

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Michelle, thank you so much for all your continued support and do hope you get to try this one too. We did make it again last night and it never does disappoint. Thank you also for sharing, pinning and tweeting too :)

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      ignugent17 5 years ago

      That is true Michelle . I might try it one day . It seems easy to prepare. Thanks Janine Huldie for sharing!

      Voted up and more!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Another great recipe for me to pin. This looks absolutely delicious!! Thanks for sharing, and I"m pinning, tweeting and sharing.

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Thank you Terrye, we actually did make this one tonight before the storm came in our way watching the Notre Dame game. Mso I can tell you this one definitely does work while watching a football game. Hope you get to try soon and thank you again for the votes and share too!!

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      Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Wow, Janine, this looks really good and I bet it would work great for fall football season and tail gating! Voted up sharing!

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      You know vepawoolf3 I like the way you think and will need to remember this when we make this again, because we love tortillas chips too here.

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      I'm happy to have this marinade recipe as I always have the ingredients in the pantry (except the steak, of course). It would be great with a stack of homemade corn tortillas on the side. Thanks!

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Thanks kelleyward, twos even and Angela Brummer. We just tried this recipe again this past weekend and it never gets old. Each time it gets better and better and just so juicy and delicious! Hope you all enjoy it too!!

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Oh my Kellyward thank you for sharing this! I can't wait to try it! Also I have become a fan of Janine Huldie! :)

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      twoseven 5 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      Looks delicious! I'm trying to be vegetarian now, but I'm not sure I would be able to resist this :) My friend used to do a similar marinade and it is so good - I think the key is the Worcestershire sauce. We will definitely try your recipe this summer - perfect timing for grilling season!

      We've also always had great luck getting yummy and cheap flank steak from Costco. Great idea for a delicious and cheap grill recipe!

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      this sounds delicious! I've always wanted to make a good flank steak. We might just try this for 4th of July! Voted up and shared! Kelley