Learn how to make Grilled Flank Steak for your next cookout. It is loaded with flavor and cooks quick and easy on your gas grill.
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Easy Grilled Flank Steak Recipe:
Grilled Flank Steak Recipe is loaded with flavor and easy to make. You can use a simple dry rub and make flank steak marinade. Flank steak cooks easily on your charcoal grill or a gas grill.
The tenderness of this flank steak recipe will leave you wanting more. It tastes amazing and the meat to use in many different recipes. This skirt steak is always a crowd favorite and is a lean cut of beef.
This steak is best cut into thin strips at an angle across the grain of the meat. Add your favorite side dish or make steak fajita or flank steak tacos for the ultimate weeknight dinner idea.
What is Flank Steak?
The Flank Steak is the cow’s abdominal chest. This cut of steak is budget friendly and easy to cook.
Flank steak is flavorful and can be seasoned in many different ways. This cut of meat is best to marinated and then cooked over high heat. Cook the steak until it is about medium-rare or what you prefer.
Cutting the flank steak the right way allows you to cut through the muscle for tender meat. It is similar to skirt cut but skirt cut has much more fat.
- Flank Steak
- Black Pepper
- Garlic Powder
- Italian Seasoning
How to Make Grilled Flank Steak:
- Step 1 – Heat Grill – Preheat the grill over high heat (approximately 500 degrees F). You want the grill to be hot to get a good sear on the steaks.
- Step 2 – Prepare Steak – Make sure that the flank steak is dry and are at room temperature.
- Step 3 – Combine Seasoning – Combine the garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper together in a small bowl. Then season the steaks with the seasoning mixture on both sides of the steak.
- Step 4 – Oil Grill Grates – Rub the grill grates with the oil.
- Step 5 – Add steak to grill – Place the marinated flank steak on the grill. Cover and cook for approximately 5 minutes per side. You can also cook in a grill pan.
- Step 6 – Flip Steak – Then use tongs to gently lift and flip the steak.
- Step 7 – Cook both sides – Cover and cook the other side for approximately 4-5 more minutes.
- Step 8 – Reduce Temperature – Then reduce the temperature on the grill to medium heat. Cook the steak until they are done to your preference.
- Step 9 – Cook until desired temperature – Use an instant read meat thermometer to check the steak temperature. The recipe notes have the internal temperature for each steak preference listed.
- Step 10 – Serve and Enjoy – Let the steak rest for 10 minutes. Then it is ready to slice, serve and enjoy.
How to know when Flank Steak is done:
The best way to test for doneness. Is by inserting an instant read meat thermometer into the thickest part of the steak. Do this through the side, not the top of the steak.
- Steak Doneness: Rare – 120F, cool to warm red center
- Medium Rare – 130F, Warm red center
- Medium – 140F, Hot pink center
- Medium-Well – 150F, Mostly brown center
- Well Done – 160F, full brown in color
- Prepare Grill – Make sure to heat the grill before placing steak on grill grates. You want it to be set at a high temperature to create a great sear on the steaks.
- Oil Grates – Oil the grill grates to prevent the steaks from sticking.
- Meat Thermometer – The best way to test for doneness is by inserting an instant read thermometer. Insert into the thickest part of the steak. Do this through the side, not the top of the steak.
- Dry Steaks – If you need to make sure you steaks are dry and ready to cook, dry with a paper towel.
- Room Temperature – All the steaks to be at room temperature before placing on the grill.
- Rest steaks – We recommend after grilling the steaks to allow the steaks to rest before slicing. This locks in the moisture to make a juicy steaks, tender and delicious.
- Cooking Flank Steak – We love the flavor the grill gives the steak. But you can also cook the steak in a cast-iron skillet.
How to Cut Flank Steak:
After you have cooked the flank steak on the grill, allow the steak to rest covered in foil. This allows for the steak to lock in the moisture resulting in a juicy and flavorful steak.
- Place meat on a cutting board.
- With a sharp knife begin cutting steak in thin strips.
- Make sure to slice against the grain or the muscle fibers for the most tender steak.
- You will need to cut the steak in 45 degree angle and straight up and down.
- Once steak is cut it is ready to serve and enjoy.
What to Serve with Flank Steak:
Flank is delicious served with many different types of sides. You can even use it to make steak salad, steak fajitas, or steak tacos. Add one of these delicious sides the next time you make Flank Steak.
- Corn on the Cob
- Mashed Potatoes
- Grilled Vegetables
In this recipe, we used a dry rub to add flavor to the steak. But you can easily use a flank steak marinade. We love marinating our steak prior to grilling for flavor and moisture.
Here are some simple ingredients to combine to make a delicious marinade.
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Soy Sauce
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Dijon Mustard
- Red Wine Vinegar
- Olive Oil
- Lemon Juice
How to Store Leftovers:
If you have leftovers, make sure to store in an airtight container and place in the fridge. I like to store in juices to keep the steak juicy and flavorful.
When you are ready to reheat, heat in the microwave in 30 second intervals. Your leftovers will last about 3 to 4 days.
Print Recipe for Grilled Flank Steak:
Grilled Flank Steak
- Preheat the grill over high heat (approximately 500 degrees F). You want the grill to be hot to get a good sear on the steaks.
- Make sure that the flank steak is dry and are at room temperature.
- Combine the garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper together in a small bowl. Then season the steaks with the seasoning mixture on both sides of the steak.
- Rub the grill grates with the oil.
- Place the flank steak on the grill. Cover and cook for approximately 5 minutes.
- Then use tongs to gently lift and flip the steak.
- Cover and cook the other side for approximately 4-5 more minutes.
- Then reduce the temperature on the grill to medium heat. Cook the steak until they are done to your preference. Use an instant read meat thermometer to check the steak temperature. The recipe notes have the internal temperature for each steak preference listed.
- Let the steak rest for 10 minutes and then it is ready to slice, serve and enjoy!
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