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Old 01-16-2019, 02:51 PM
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What should I do with this flank steak?

I have 2lbs of flank steak and I have always just made Ropa Vieja with it, but I thought I'd see what other options there are.

So, what would you do with some nice flank steak?
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Old 01-16-2019, 03:05 PM
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This is what I do with flank steak. It is amazing. Tacos. Quesadillas. Whatever you use the meat for will be delicious.

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Old 01-16-2019, 03:08 PM
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I usually marinate it in worcestershire sauce, then grill it.
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Old 01-16-2019, 03:14 PM
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Marinate in oil and garlic. Grill, then slice across the grain. Serve with 2 veg. Or make some of the best beef sandwiches.
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Old 01-16-2019, 03:21 PM
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This marinade for flank steak (and "Flat-iron") is divine:

Korean Marinade

20 oz Soy sauce
1 1/4 C white sugar
4 tsp dark sesame oil
2-3 cloves crushed garlic
4 TBS Worcester sauce
Black pepper to taste
Bunch of scallions (green onion) chopped (about 5 or 6)
1 small onion chopped
4 TBS Accent (MSG)

1/4 C Red wine (optional - helps tenderize meat)

Combine all ingredients
Score flank steak on both sides with sharp knife
Marinate in covered container in refrigerator overnight
Fast hot grill and enjoy!

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Old 01-16-2019, 03:28 PM
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My go-to is similar to Mind's Eye, Watering, but a little simpler:

5 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup red wine
1 TB soy sauce
1 tsp salt
1 tsp honey

Combine all ingredients.

Score flank steak on both sides with a sharp knife.

Marinate in airless sealed plastic bag no less than 4 hours and preferably overnight.

Grill to rare, allow to rest 10 minutes. Slice thinly across the grain.

Mmmmm.
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Old 01-16-2019, 03:32 PM
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My mom would always put a layer of sauerkraut on it, roll it up, secure it with toothpicks, and roast it. One of her few good entrees.
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London broil. Marinate it, then put it under the broiler so it's just crusty (but the center is red -- do not overcook!)

Cut it at a 45-degree angle across the grain into thin slices and serve.
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I usually marinate it (worcestershire, soy sauce, fish sauce, beer, wine, whatever) for a few hours to overnight, then put it in the oven on broil for about 5 minutes a side, and that's it.
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Given the price these days, I'd put it towards my retirement savings (on sale where in Colorado where I am, I can sometimes get a ribeye for cheaper than a flank steak)
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Given the price these days, I'd put it towards my retirement savings (on sale where in Colorado where I am, I can sometimes get a ribeye for cheaper than a flank steak)
It did get pricey, didn't it? Used to be a cheap cut.
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Arrachera. Marinate in a high-quality soy sauce, but not for too long. Cook over a charcoal grill. Cut on the bias.
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Old 01-17-2019, 10:17 AM
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My mom would always put a layer of sauerkraut on it, roll it up, secure it with toothpicks, and roast it. One of her few good entrees.
My Mom did something like that, too, with stuffing instead of sauerkraut.
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This marinade for flank steak (and "Flat-iron") is divine:

Korean Marinade

20 oz Soy sauce
1 1/4 C white sugar
4 tsp dark sesame oil
2-3 cloves crushed garlic
4 TBS Worcester sauce
Black pepper to taste
Bunch of scallions (green onion) chopped (about 5 or 6)
1 small onion chopped
4 TBS Accent (MSG)

1/4 C Red wine (optional - helps tenderize meat)

Combine all ingredients
Score flank steak on both sides with sharp knife
Marinate in covered container in refrigerator overnight
Fast hot grill and enjoy!
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My go-to is similar to Mind's Eye, Watering, but a little simpler:

5 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup red wine
1 TB soy sauce
1 tsp salt
1 tsp honey

Combine all ingredients.

Score flank steak on both sides with a sharp knife.

Marinate in airless sealed plastic bag no less than 4 hours and preferably overnight.

Grill to rare, allow to rest 10 minutes. Slice thinly across the grain.

Mmmmm.
Mine's similar too.

Large bottle Kikkoman Teriyaki
2 TBS Soy
3 TBS Sherry Wine Vinegar
1 cup brown sugar
4 garlic cloves, smashed
1 cup pineapple juice
1 small bottle sesame oil
3 TBS Sembal Olek chili paste
2 TBS Onion Powder
1 TBS Chinese 5 Spice

Same methods as above, score both sides (I score it pretty deeply in criss cross diamond cuts), marinate for 1 day.

I have a couple plastic fish boxes I use that are perfect to marinate this in, a long, flat plastic box with a lid, fits super easy into the fridge.

Grill to rare, let rest, cut against the grain. Best steak ever.
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If you're having a Superbowl party (or any other shindig) you can make Philly Cheesesteak Dip in your Crock Pot. This recipe skips the mushrooms but I never do. I brought this to an office party and it was gone in 30 minutes.
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