So-Simple Flank Steak

On-hand ingredients morph into a made-to-order marinade perfect for flank steak heading to the grill.

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  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 6 hr 35 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

1/4
cup soy sauce
1/4
cup water
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
teaspoon sugar
1
clove garlic, minced
1
beef flank steak (about 1 1/4 lb)

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix all ingredients except steak. Add steak; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight to marinate, turning bag once or twice.
  • 2 When ready to cook steak, heat gas or charcoal grill. When grill is heated, remove steak from marinade; pour marinade into measuring cup. Place steak on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill over medium coals; cover grill. Cook 15 to 20 minutes, turning occasionally and brushing with marinade, until steak are desired doneness. Discard any remaining marinade. Let steak stand on platter 5 minutes; cut diagonally across grain into slices. If desired, garnish with cherry tomatoes and red onion slices.
  • 1 In 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix all ingredients except steak. Add steak; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight to marinate, turning bag once or twice.
  • 2 When ready to cook steak, heat gas or charcoal grill. When grill is heated, remove steak from marinade; pour marinade into measuring cup. Place steak on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill over medium coals; cover grill. Cook 15 to 20 minutes, turning occasionally and brushing with marinade, until steak are desired doneness. Discard any remaining marinade. Let steak stand on platter 5 minutes; cut diagonally across grain into slices. If desired, garnish with cherry tomatoes and red onion slices.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

An alternative to the plastic bag for marinating the steak would be to use a 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Cover with a lid or plastic wrap.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
80mg
80%;
Sodium
980mg
980%;
Total Carbohydrate
3g
3%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
31g
31%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.