Grilled Flank Steak

By Brad Barrett

August 9, 2020

Prep Time

5 mins

Grill Time

25 mins

Total Time

30 mins


Flank steak is excellent grilling fare. In our house, there is only one way to grill flank steak (rare) and only one way to carve it (sliced thin on a sharp angle).





Flank Steak

Cavender’s Greek Seasoning

(or just salt and pepper)


Step 1

Prep. Bring flank steak to room temperature

Step 2

Grind sea salt and pepper on both sides as it rests to room temperature

Step 3

Just prior to grilling dry the steak of the moisture that has developed with a paper towel

Grilling Flank Steak:

Step 4

Hot and fast for flank steak!

Step 5

8-10 minutes depending on thickness and heat

Step 6

Grill temps 500-600F

Step 7

Place steak on GrillGrates on a slight diagonal

Step 8

Lift and Twist (1/2 twist) after 3 minutes

Step 9

Turn steak at 5-6 minute mark depending on how hot you are grilling

Step 10

Grill to finish

Step 11

I shoot for internal temp of 120F in the thickest part knowing that it will raise slightly and the thinner parts will be less rare

Step 12

Rest 5 minutes before slicing

Slicing Flank Steak:

Step 13

Slice thin on a sharp diagonal

Step 14

Against the grain

Step 15

Plate just as it was sliced as the slices will gradually become more rare on the thicker side of the flank steak.

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2 Reviews

  1. Forrest on 09/29/2020 at 4:22 pm

    We put a flank steak in a one-gallon Ziplock with a marinade made from equal amounts soy sauce, vegetable oil, and red wine. Then we freeze it flat so it can be thawed quickly; we usually have 2 or 3 in the freezer. The freeze-thaw cycle seems to marinate them nicely. When guests are coming, just thaw, grill, slice as above and serve!
    The wine is not critical, usually whatever we have left over, a dry red is great.
    These are always very popular with guests!

    • Emily Astin on 12/23/2020 at 8:52 am

      Forrest, grraaaaaate tip for everyone trying this awesome recipe! We encourage everyone to make our recipes their own 😀

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