Grilled Flank Steak Recipe

One of my favorite summer grilling recipes is this grilled flank steak, which is flavorful and simple to make.

This grilled flank steak with garlic and rosemary, which I modestly adapted from Cooks Illustrated, is one of my favorite summer steak recipes. You can prepare the marinade in the morning, let the meat soak up its flavor all day, and then when dinnertime rolls around all that’s left to do is fire up the grill. Make sure your grill is very hot so you get nice grill marks, and cook the meat no further than medium-rare; flank steak is a very lean cut, so it can be a

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Grilled Flank Steak 🔗

A simple grilled flank steak is the ultimate quick weeknight dinner, and it’s also great for feeding a crowd. The marinade gives it a ton of flavor.

Prep: 5min

Total: 45min


  • 1/4 c. olive oil
  • 1/4 c. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 lb. flank steak
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper


  1. Whisk together the olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, red wine vinegar, and brown sugar in a large baking dish. Place the steak in the baking dish and turn a few times to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. 
  2. Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat (about 400˚ to 450˚). Remove the steak from the marinade and pat dry.  Sprinkle all over with salt and pepper.  Place the steak directly over the flame and cook until a thermometer reads 135˚ in the thickest part (for medium rare), 3 to 5 minutes on each side. Remove from the heat and transfer to a cutting board. Let rest for 5 minutes, then slice against the grain. Serve immediately.


How long does it take to grill flank steak?

Despite being a relatively thin cut, flank steak should be cooked for 3 to 5 minutes on each side on a very hot grill (between 400 and 450 degrees) or in a grill pan over medium-high heat.

Is flank steak good for grilling?

After seasoning, place the flank steaks on the high-heat side of the grill and let them sear for 2-3 minutes on one side before flipping them over and continuing to sear for an additional 2-3 minutes. Remove the flank steak when the internal temperature reaches 125-130°F in the thickest part.

What is the best method to cook flank steak?

There is no need to flip a flank steak; simply brush it with olive oil, season it with salt and pepper, and place it on a sheet pan lined with foil for easy cleanup.

How do you cook flank steak so it’s not tough?

The ideal temperature is again, a medium rare so your meat doesn’t end up too chewy. Spray the pan with some cooking spray or add olive oil and cook on each side for about four minutes each.

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