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Marinated Flank Steak

This one is a crowd pleaser and very good option for a dinner party since it is a less expensive cut of meat. Prepare it the night before and grill it up for an easy hassle-free meal!

Prep time:  6 hours
Cook time:  15 minutes
Total time:  6 hours, 15 mins
Yield: 6 servings


  • 1 ½ lbs flank steak

For the marinade/sauce:

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

In a medium sized bowl whisk together all marinade ingredients. Place flank steak in a large ziplock bag, pour marinade over the steak and marinate for a minimum of 6 hours (try to let this marinate overnight for the best flavour development).

Preheat the grill to medium high and lightly grease it to prevent sticking.

Remove the steak from the marinade but do not discard. We are going to turn this marinade into a sauce for the steak. Place the leftover marinade in a small saucepan. Bring this to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook until sauce has thickened to your liking.

Grill meat for 5 minutes a side or to your preferred doneness. Let it rest for 5 minutes before cutting. This will cook your flank steak to medium rare. It is very important that you slice this cut of meat thinly and also against the grain for the most tender result. This means to slice it perpendicular to the tough “lines” in the meat. We served ours with the sauce poured over the top for extra juiciness and plated up a side of our butternut squash potato salad.