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Grilled Flank Steak is moist and flavorful with great bang for your buck.
If you want the most bang for your buck, flank steak is the way to go. It’s inexpensive AF and if cooked right, it’s moist and flavorful. And who doesn’t want a succulent piece of meat they can sink their teeth into? You can skip the marinade, but it helps to tenderize the meat. Take it next level with our Easy Chimichurri Sauce Recipe.
Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
Ah, flank steak. Among the most underrated cuts of steak at your grocery store or butcher shop! Don’t let it fool you, your wallet and stomach will thank you for sure with this inexpensive cut, yet delicious piece of meat.
How to cut flank steak
Always cut flank steak across the grain. This means that you should cut your flank steak against the fibers running through it. This will make your steak more tender and easier to chew, as you are shortening the muscle fibers by cutting across the grain.
How to grill flank steak
We opt to make our steak tender AF by first marinading the flank steak in a delicious but easy AF marinade before we throw that sucker on the grill.
The ingredients for our flank steak marinade:
- Avocado oil
- Apple cider vinegar
- Black pepper
First, add all ingredients to a gallon-size zip-top plastic bag and marinate in the fridge for 1 hour or up to 2 days. Next, get your grill screaming hot.
Cook the steak 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until it reaches your desired level of doneness. Finally, let the meat rest 10 to 15 minutes, and then thinly slice across the grain.
How long to grill flank steak
You should grill flank steak for about 3 to 4 minutes (medium rare) on each side, or until your steak has reached your desired level of doneness.
Flank steak price
Flank steak typically costs about $7-$8 per pound, depending on where you buy it and the quality of meat.
Is there another word for flank steak?
Though we wouldn’t say there is another name for flank steak, a “london broil” is a type of steak dish that can be made from the flank of the cow. There are cuts of steak that are similar to flank steak, such as hanger or skirt steak. The most similar of these is the skirt steak.
Flank steak vs skirt steak
Skirt steak is a thin, yet fatty and chewy cut of meat that is best marinated and often used in fajitas. Flank steak is similar to skirt steak, but is much leaner. Flank steak is great for grilling and tenderizes easily in a marinade.
Do you have to tenderize flank steak?
You don’t have to tenderize flank steak but we do because typically flank steak is tough AF. We tenderize our flank steaks by making a super easy flank steak marinade. You can secure a tender flank steak by marinating, cutting across the grain, and slicing the steak nice and thin. Oh, and try our marinade…seriously…it’s freakin’ good.
Is flank steak a good cut?
When it comes to steak, how you prepare it can determine whether it’s a hit or a miss. Flank steak is relatively inexpensive and can be a great cut of meat if cooked properly. Follow our succulent flank steak with our easy chimichurri sauce recipe, and be sure cut it properly for a tender, flavorful meal!
What is flank steak called in the grocery store?
Flank steak at the grocery store should just be called “flank steak.” Sometimes butchers sell a “london broil” made from the flank or the round cut of the cow.
Where is flank steak cut?
Flank steak is a cut found below the loin of the cow, in the lower chest and abdominal muscles of the cow.
Is flank steak lean?
Yes, flank steak is more lean than most other cuts of meat. Because of this, it isn’t as naturally tender as other cuts. To compensate for the toughness, easily tenderize flank steak by marinating and slicing across the grain.
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Grilled Flank Steak
- Add all ingredients to a gallon-size zip-top plastic bag. Marinate in the fridge 1 hour or up to 2 days.
- Get your grill screaming hot. Cook the steak 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until it reaches your desired level of doneness.