Smoked Flank Steak is easy to smoke and full of flavor. A delicious dry rub is rubbed on the steak to create a meal that everyone will love.

Smoked flank steak sliced on a plate with cheesy slice potatoes
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As a busy mom of 8, we have started using our smoker more. Smoking meats is one of our favorite smoker recipes because of the intense smoky flavor it gives to any cut of meat.

If you are new to using your smoker, check out these Smoker Recipes for Beginners. Try these other smoker meat recipes – Smoked Chicken Thighs, Smoked Italian Sausage,Smoked Pork Steak, Smoked Pulled Chicken, Smoked Pulled Pork Recipe and 3-2-1 Smoked Ribs.

Why We Love This Recipe

Flank steak is a budget friendly cut of meat and can be a tougher cut of beef. Allowing the flank steak to marinate and smoking it makes it so tender and flavorful.

We love that this steak can be used for Steak Fajitas Quesadillas for an easy meal idea. The next time you need an easy steak to smoke, start with a flank steak. These easy steps will result in the juiciness and the best texture steak.

Ingredients

Ingredients - Flank Steak, olive oil, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, cumin, salt, pepper
  • Flank Steak – You can also use a flat iron steak or skirt steak
  • Olive Oil – Feel free to use oil of your choice. We like avocado oil as well.
  • Smoked Paprika – You can also use regular paprika
  • Garlic Powder – Feel free to use fresh cloves garlic. You may even like this Smoked Garlic

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Variations Ideas

We used a dry rub on this steak, but you can also use a marinade. You can easily make a Balsamic Steak Marinade or combination of red wine vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and soy sauce.

How to Make Smoked Flank Steak

  • Step 1 – In a small bowl, mix together the smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, cumin, salt, and pepper to make the dry rub.
Combining the seasoning ingredients in a bowl
  • Step 2 – Brush the flank steak with olive oil on both sides, then generously apply the dry rub, pressing it into the meat. Place the steak in a large dish, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight
Rubbing the seasoning on a flank steak on a plate
  • Step 3 – Preheat the smoker to 225°Fahrenheit. Remove the steak from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for 20-30 minutes.
  • Step 4 – Place the steak in the smoker and smoke for 30-40 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 130-135°F for medium-rare.
Placing the seasoning flank steak in the smoker
  • Step 5 – Remove the steak from the smoker and let it rest on a cutting board for 10 minutes. Slice the steak thinly against the grain.

Expert Tips

  • Marinating Steak – Letting the steak marinate for at least 2 hours, or even better, overnight, really helps the flavors soak in and tenderizes the meat, which is very important for a tougher cut like flank steak.
  • Smoking Steak – Cooking time will vary when smoking the flank steak. Make sure it is at room temperature before smoking. Use a meat thermometer to ensure the steak is cooked through or the temperature that you prefer.
  • Rest Steak – Before slicing steak after smoking, make sure to let it rest. This helps to lock in the flavors and keeps the steak juicy.
Smoked flank steak on a cutting board sliced

Serving Suggestions

This flank steak can be served with many side dish recipes. This is the perfect steak to cook for a crowd or a weeknight meal. Try these side dishes for a complete meal idea.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Best Wood Chips to Smoke Flank Steak?

Feel free to use hickory wood chips, cherry or oak wood chips. You can also smoke flank steak in a pellet grills.

How Should a Flank Steak be Cooked?

We like to smoke a flank steak to rare to medium doneness. If it is cooked to long this cut of steak can be tough.

Can This Flank Steak be Placed on the Grill?

Yes, you can Grill Flank Steak on a Gas Grill or a Charcoal Grill. You may want to check out this recipe – Grilled Flank Steak. We have even made Flank Steak Blackstone Recipe.

Storing and Reheating Tips

  • Storing – Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The leftovers will last about 3-4 days.
  • Reheating – Reheat the leftovers in the oven in a baking dish. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and reheat for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Freezer – This flank steak can be placed in the freezer in a freezer safe container for up to 3 months.
Smoked flank steak sliced on a plate with cheesy potatoes

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Smoked Flank Steak

5 from 1 vote
Smoked Flank Steak is easy to smoke and full of flavor. A delicious dry rub is rubbed on the steak to create a meal that everyone will love.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Marinating Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 401

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds flank steak
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Dry Rub:

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Instructions

  • In a small bowl, mix together the smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, cumin, salt, and pepper to make the dry rub.
  • Brush the flank steak with olive oil on both sides, then generously apply the dry rub, pressing it into the meat. Place the steak in a large dish, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight
  • Preheat the smoker to 225°Fahrenheit.
  • Remove the steak from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for 20-30 minutes.
  • Place the steak in the smoker and smoke for 30-40 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 130-135°F for medium-rare.
  • Remove the steak from the smoker and let it rest on a cutting board for 10 minutes.
  • Slice the steak thinly against the grain.

Recipe Notes

Letting the steak marinate for at least 2 hours, or even better, overnight, really helps the flavors soak in and tenderizes the meat, which is very important for a tougher cut like flank steak.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 401kcal, Carbohydrates 6g, Protein 50g, Fat 19g, Saturated Fat 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 10g, Cholesterol 136mg, Sodium 708mg, Potassium 922mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 1753IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 90mg, Iron 5mg

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  1. Kasey Harris says:

    5 stars
    My flank steak smoked with amazing flavor and was so tender!