Grilled Flank Steak

Reason #473 that I love summer:

On the weekends, my husband is an active participant in cooking dinner.

Grilled Flank Steak  |  {Five Heart Home}

Before I go on, and before I throw myself under the proverbial spousal bus, let me add the disclaimer that my hubby would willingly help me fix dinner every night if he were home when said cooking occurred. Most nights I’m perfectly content cranking out dinner on my own, since I can be rather persnickety about the way things get done in the kitchen anyway. But on those summertime weekends when schedules aren’t so tight and evenings aren’t so rushed, my husband fires up the grill and I can relax my shoulders just a bit knowing that he’s got the most important component of the meal covered. All I need to do is sit back and drink wine throw together a few quick side dishes and dinner is served!

Grilled Flank Steak  |  {Five Heart Home}

The nice thing about this marinated flank steak, aside from the fact that it’s pretty darn tasty, is that a little bit goes a long way. This one slab of beef, thinly sliced across the grain, feeds my family dinner with plenty of leftovers to spare. Just keep in mind that, because flank steak is lean, it should be cooked quickly and over high heat, taking care not to overcook or it will become tough.

Grilled Flank Steak  |  {Five Heart Home}

Yet another bonus? This preparation of flank streak is totally versatile. The marinade is universally pleasing — slightly salty yet slightly sweet — resulting in a hunk of meat that goes with just about anything. Sure, you can eat it straight-up with an assortment of sides (quick tip: grilled veggies mean your kitchen gets a complete break for the night!). But it’s also delightful, warm or cold, over a salad. And want to know how we enjoyed the leftovers this time? Stuffed in whole wheat tortillas and piled high with this scrumptious concoction…yum!

Grilled Flank Steak  |  {Five Heart Home}

So this summer, don’t forget to take advantage of warm nights and late light by taking your dinner prep to the patio, deck, or backyard. Grilling is quick, it’s easy, and it doesn’t heat up your kitchen or result in excessive clean-up. And all of that saves you time and energy better spent on making memories with friends and family. Isn’t that the best part of summertime anyway?

Grilled Flank Steak  |  {Five Heart Home}

Grilled Flank Steak

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Grilled Flank Steak

This flank steak is juicy and flavorful thanks to a zippy marinade and a stint on the grill.


  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • Juice of one lime (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pound flank steak


  1. Combine all marinade ingredients in a gallon-sized, zip-top plastic bag. Put flank steak inside, squeeze out air, and seal bag. Place bag in a dish (in case of any leaks) and refrigerate for 6 to 8 hours, flipping bag over halfway through. Remove meat from refrigerator at least 30 minutes before cooking so that it can start to come to room temperature.
  2. To cook, grill over high heat for about 4 minutes per side, taking care not to overcook since meat is thin. Remove steak from the grill and loosely tent it with foil for 10 minutes to allow the juices to redistribute. Slice against the grain into thin strips.
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Adapted from Dinner: A Love Story.


This post is linked to the following parties: Live Laugh Linky #70 at Live Laugh Rowe and Hookin Up with HoH #157 at House of Hepworths.



  1. Ooh this sounds yummy and looks beautiful! Hubby is the grill-er in our family, too, so I’ll have to pin this for him to try! Thanks so much for sharing, Samantha!

    ~Abby =)

  2. WOWZERS!!! You brought some awesome dishes to Saturday Dishes today! I pinned all of them to my Saturday Dishes board and added this one to my grocery list!! Thanks for joining me!

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Thanks so much, Paula! I always enjoy your party…thanks for hosting each week! I really appreciate the pins and I hope your family enjoys this flank steak. Have a great weekend and enjoy the extra hour of sleep tomorrow! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Was roaming around Pinterest in search of a flank steak recipe and came across your site. Cannot wait to make this and explore some of your other posts!

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Thanks so much, Lisa…I’m glad you found the site and I hope you find some more things that you like! I appreciate you taking the time to comment…hope you’re having a great week! ๐Ÿ™‚

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