Flank Steak Marinade

Flank Steak
When my husband Drew and I were first married, we attended a barbecue at a friend’s house. This was many years ago, so I don’t even know who else was there with us, but I do recall what we ate. Normally, I’m not a huge red meat eater, but I distinctly remember the impact the grilled steak had on me. It was juicy, tender and full of delicious flavor…

Since I’m not a huge lover of ginger…gasp…this recipe is ideal for me. It uses brown sugar to sweeten the marinade and lime as a tenderizer. Not a sliver of ginger to be found! (Don’t worry…I’m slowly coming round to the taste of that knobby, Asian root.)

I can make this flank steak marinade in my sleep now. The best part is that it requires NO pans or dishes. I simply dump all the ingredients into a large ziploc bag, give it a shake to blend and then add the flank. Give the meat 24 hours in the fridge to marinate for ideal flavor; just make sure to flip the bag over several times throughout the day, so every ounce of meat is tender and flavorful.

Flank Steak

Flank Steak Marinade

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4-6


  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup beef broth or water
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • Juice of one lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1-1/2 to 2-lb. flank steak


  1. Add all ingredients except steak to large ziploc bag. Seal carefully.
  2. Shake and squeeze to blend together.
  3. Add steak to bag and seal again.
  4. Lay flat in refrigerator and marinate 6-24 hours. Turn over several times.
  5. Take out of fridge 1/2 to one hour before grilling to bring to room temperature.
  6. Heat grill on high; then lower heat to medium.
  7. Grill steaks over medium 8-9 minutes per side for medium to medium rare.
  8. Remove steak from grill and let rest five minutes.
  9. Slice steak AGAINST the grain in approximately half-inch strips.


Letting the steak rest before slicing allows the meat to absorb more liquid and become even juicier.


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  • Reply candy April 5, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    I just happen to have a flank steak in the freezer, score

    • Reply Sarah April 5, 2016 at 3:03 pm

      Candy, hope you like the marinade! Let us know what you think!

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