Grilled Flank Steak

Flank Steak Grilled on the Big Green Egg

Marinated Flank Steak

Julie from Cliff Drysdale Tennis was our house guest last week.   She said she needed just a little help with cooking up some dinners when entertaining.  I served this grilled marinated flank steak dinner and she thought it was quite good.  So Julie this blog is for you .  Hope that it will help.

Flank steak was once a cheap cut of meat until someone discovered that all you had to do was marinate it.   Now the steak is not cheap , but it is still economical.  You just have to know how to prepare it. 

The marinade I use  is from a friend that taught me a lot about cooking.  Cile moved to Wilkinson County when her husband became the new dentist there.  They were both from Baton Rouge, La.   Man she could cook!!  Being from a small country town I knew nothing about a roux or any other Cajun cooking  recipe.  Everything she made was fantastic.   I take no credit for this.   Try this with flank steak, rib eyes, chicken or I have even marinated pork chops and you will get rave reviews from your guests.

Take a gallon ziplock bag and put in a medium bowl.  Fold down the top around the bowl.  Now you can mix the ingredients in the bag and save on clean up.  Combine the following ingredients in the bag and mix well.    Marinate the meat 8 hours or overnight.  Take out for at least 30 minutes before grilling to reach room temperature.  Follow grilling directions for your particular type of grill.   For the Big Green Egg you should cook for 6 minutes on each side at 350 degrees.  This steak is good only cooked at medium rare to rare.  Do not cook well done.  Trust me that is great right off the grill or try it cold on a salad.  The steak  in the photo made 7 servings.   Let it rest for 10 minutes before cutting.  This will keep all the juices inside the steak and make it nice and moist.

Cile’s Marinade

  • 1/3 c. of lemon juice
  • 2 T dry mustard
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1 T pepper (tablespoon is correct)
  • 1/2  c. wine vinegar
  • 1/4 c. Lea & Perrin Sauce
  • 1 1/2 c. oil
  • 1/2  c. Soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and cut in half

Combine all ingredients and shake.  Use for marinade for steak, flank, rib eye.  Marinate for at least 8 hours.

Flank Steak

Marinated and ready to grill

The Athlete

Here is the Athlete ready to grill! ( He looks nerdy)

                                              Headlights are needed when you grill in the dark. 

Cutting against the grain

Cutting against the grain

 So here it is for you Julie.  Now you can entertain your guests.  Enjoy!

Happy Cooking,

The Teacher Cooks



Filed under Big Green Egg, Flank Steak, Grill, Marinade

26 responses to “Grilled Flank Steak

  1. Becca Ash

    The bag lining the bowl is a great idea for easy clean up!

  2. Ana

    looks Really good!!!!!

  3. Ashley Maryniak

    This looks delicious! I think I may try it this weekend.

  4. i never really knew what people put lemon juice in. 🙂

  5. Jennifer Pham

    The flank steak recipe is very creative. my dad would love this recipe because he likes steak a lot.

  6. Ashley Kendrick

    Marinating the meat overnight sounds like a long time but the dish looks really good!

  7. Carly Hart

    My family is a steak kind of family, let me tell you. This is a fantastic recipe, and I’m definitely going to show this to my parents!
    By the way, mixing everything in a ziploc bag sounds like a very good clean up technique!

  8. Savannah Cole

    This looks so yummy, Marinating over night sounds like a great technique 🙂

  9. brandy adams

    that looks soooo good.

  10. imari daniels

    i’ve never eaten steak like that before.

  11. Yesica Melchor

    The idea of grilling in the dark sounds interesting and its the first time i heard of it.

  12. Brooke Maryniak

    This looks really good! Our family doesn’t eat steak a lot, but this is something we need to try!

  13. Leslie Stewart

    The Cile’s Marinade looks good to try out.

  14. Parker

    I’ll make sure to set the steaks to the side for awhile. Drying out steaks is a problem my dad has.

  15. Hanna

    i’ve never seen that kind of steak before!

  16. Elizabeth

    I don’t really like my steak like this, but for anyone who does, looks good!

  17. Allie

    This looks yummy! Though I’m not sure that I could ever cut steak that well. I’m all thumbs.

  18. Isata

    i really dont like steak like this but i might try it . i usually like my steak normal sized ..

  19. I really enjoy your blog! You are right about flank steak — I remember when my mom used to make it and it was cheap but its not that cheap anymore! I’m definitely going to try that marinade.
    ps. that headlight is cracking me up.

  20. Just came across your blog and I love it. When I was in High School, my favorite class was International Cooking. Your blog makes me want to go back in time.

  21. Brittany F

    i bet this tastes awesome

  22. i love steak (:
    Its so good!*

  23. evan

    looks good and I think this would be easy to prepare. I prefer my steak a little more done than that. But I know for it to be tender it needs not to be overcooked.

  24. lindsey hale

    Wow i’ve never seen a steak really that big. To make 7 servings. Steak is like my favorite meat.

  25. ashley

    this looks delicious! steak is my favoritee !

  26. your marinade is simple but effective and i like it a lot. i chuckled at the athlete’s get-up–he’s decked out and ready to grill. 🙂

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