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How to Make Delicious Garlic Lime Flank Steak {Recipe}

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Today we are going to share How to Make Delicious Garlic Lime Flank Steak. We had so much success with our Chili Lime Chicken Thighs we just knew this flavor pairing would be just as delicious on beef. Full of tang and salt, this will make your mouth water before every bite!

Sliced Cooked Garlic Lime Flank Steak on cutting board with

Thank you to the NY Beef Council for sponsoring this delicious post. All opinions are my own.

It All Starts at The Meat Case

I love taking tours of working farms because you get to know the folks who work so hard to bring food to our tables. But, have you ever taken a tour of the meat case in your local grocery store?

For years, I stayed clear of the meat counter and case because I was too afraid to pick the wrong cut of beef.

I missed out on so many good recipes due to this fear, but confidence is slowly working its way into my shopping habits.

Super market meat case with burger and flank steak

Why? Because I started asking questions and found out that my local butcher or grocery meat counter butcher is not only friendly but eager to help me with any and all of my questions!

Juicy Garlic Lime Flank Steak on cutting board with parsley

Long gone are the days of trying to figure out what cut I should buy for my recipe.

Now I just share what I want to make, how many people I am serving and I’m directed to exactly what will make my meal a success.

Beef Cuts

If you are like me, you may be confused with what cut to choose. Here is a shopping tip – look on the beef cut poster! All the cuts available are listed.

If you want to see one at home, be sure to visit www.BeefWhatsForDinner.com for a complete list.

Infographic of beef cuts
Graphic provided by www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com

One thing I learned on a recent meat case tour is beef cuts can be listed as different names even though they are the same cut.

What do I mean by that? For example, our recipe today is for Flank Steak.

Did you know that this can also be referred to as London Broil, Jiffy Steak or Flank Steak!

No wonder I’ve been so confused!

Don’t be discouraged when shopping your meat case. I encourage you to ask questions and you will be on your way to a tasty meal!

Related recipe: London Broil Steak Salad, Sirloin Steak Pasta Salad, Surf & Turf Appetizers, Coffee Rubbed Roast beef, Cook the Perfect Porterhouse Steak, Steak Tacos, Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas

Meat case Tour With Butcher

How do you cook Flank Steak in Cast Iron Pan?

  • Flank steak or London Broil is a lean cut of beef, meaning it does not have much fat.
  • You will find this cut to have an oval appearance and contain elongated muscle fibers.
  • To make this tender and delicious, it is best to marinate for at least an hour before cooking.
  • Cooking on medium-high heat 8-10 minutes per side until reaching a temperature of 145 degrees on the instant-read thermometer and allowing it to rest before cutting will give this steak a beautiful crusty outside and will remain juicy inside.

Tips For Cooking Flank Steak on the Grill

  • Place steak on grid over medium, ash-covered coals.
  • Grill, covered, 11 to 16 minutes (over medium heat on a preheated gas grill, 16 to 21 minutes) for medium-rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally.
    (from Beef.It’sWhat’sforDinner.com)

Cutting tip: Cut Flank Steak against the muscle grain and you will learn this is indeed a tender cut of meat.

Garlic Lime Flank Steak with lime

What you need to make Garlic Lime Flank Steak

1 pound Flank Steak
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup white wine vinegar

1/2 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp salt & black pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp basil
2 Tbsp parsley
1 Tbsp dried minced onion

juice of 1 lime

Sliced steak on plate

How to Make Garlic Lime Flank Steak

  1. Add all ingredients into a large resealable bag.
  2. Mix all ingredients by kneading softly.
  3. Place in fridge to marinate for at least 1 hour.
  4. Preheat cast iron pan with 1 Tablespoon olive or vegetable oil over medium-high heat, until pan is hot..
  5. Place steak in pan and cook 8-10 minutes per side. Temperature should read 145 for medium-rare.
  6. Remove from pan and allow steak to rest 5-10 minutes before slicing.

What Tools will you need to make Garlic Lime Flank Steak:

Instant Read Thermometer– I like using this to ensure everything is cooked to the proper temperature.

Cast Iron Frying Pan– this will ensure a nice crust and juicy steak.

Ziplock Bags– Perfect for quick marinades.

Measuring cups and spoons– Helps to measure your ingredients. I like the rectangle shape of the measuring spoons to reach into small spice jars.

Best Garlic Lime Flank Steak

Side dishes to serve with flank steak


This beef recipe tastes delicious on its own with a side of potatoes like our crispy shredded sweet potatoes or on top of a green salad!! Here are other sides that would taste amazing:

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Yield: 4

Delicious Garlic Lime Flank Steak {Recipe}

Sliced Cooked Garlic Lime Flank Steak on cutting board with

This delicious garlic-lime flank steak is full of tangy lime, fresh garlic and will be super juicy when served for dinner! A great meal for weekday or weekend and ready in minutes.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Flank Steak
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp salt & black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 2 Tbsp parsley
  • 1 Tbsp dried minced onion
  • juice of 1 lime

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a Ziplock bag.
  2. Mix all ingredients by kneading softly.
  3. Place in the fridge to marinate for at least 1 hour.
  4. Preheat cast iron pan with 1 Tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat until pan is hot.
  5. Place steak in the pan and cook 8-10 minutes per side. The temperature should read 145 on an instant-read thermometer for medium-rare.
  6. Remove from pan and allow steak to rest 5-10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 475Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 847mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 32g

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