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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 215.0
  • Total Fat: 11.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 56.7 mg
  • Sodium: 224.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 23.5 g

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Marinated Flank Steak


Marinated Flank Steak

Introduction

Flank steak is lean, affordable and flavorful, but it's often tough. Marinade it and cut against the grain to keep it as tender as it is tasty! Flank steak is lean, affordable and flavorful, but it's often tough. Marinade it and cut against the grain to keep it as tender as it is tasty!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1/2 cup salsa
    1 clove of garlic, minced
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 lime
    1 flank steak (about 1 lb)


Directions

1. Put the salsa, garlic, olive oil, and the juice of the lime in a zip top plastic bag. Shake around to mix ingredients.

2. Add the flank steak to the bag. Seal the bag while pressing out as much air as possible. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.



3. When ready to cook, remove the steak from the bag, discarding marinade.



4. Grill or broil the flank steak to medium or medium rare. Don't overcook - flank steak can get very tough and unappetizing if overcooked.



5. Let it rest for 10 minutes, and slice the meat against the grain into thin slices.



Serves 4.






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  • Very Good
    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
    I added Red,Green,Yellow Pepper/Onion blended veggies and put it all in the slow cooker, then shredded the flank steak. Will definitely make again. - 8/24/08

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  • Very Good
    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I would make this again, I made it in the slow cooker and it turned out very tender - 10/13/08

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  • Very Good
    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Very good! Instead of marinating, I put all the ingredients in the slow cooker, and added green peppers and onions. I then threw in baby carrots after the first couple of hours. YUM!!! Very tender and ended up with a yummy "sauce" to serve over the meat! - 7/31/10

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  • Very Good
    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Super easy to orep and make. I wasn't sure how long it would take to broil - took about 10 min per side of the steak. Make sure it's pretty rare when you take it out becuase it'll cook a little bit more when it sits for 10 min (covered with foil on top of the stove, still on broiler pan) - 2/24/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I also made this in the crock pot. I omitted the oil and added a fresh diced onion, a red and orange pepper and an extra cup of salsa. Cooked on low for about 5hrs. I cut the meat it into thick strips for the last hour of cooking. Delicious! - 2/17/09

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  • 5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This sounds like a great variation of marinaded flank steak. I make an oriental version that we love. The really nice thing, put the marinade together, zip it up in an airtight bag and then freeze. The marinade works even longer on the meat as it thaws and makes for extremely tender meat. - 6/13/13

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I was a little nervous using a marinade with salsa as one of the ingredients, but this meal was delicious! My whole family loved it! - 10/21/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was so delicious!!!!! I also added some veggies that I had on hand. I thinly sliced some carrots, peppers, and zuchinni. - 6/13/13

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    So, so, so good!!! This is the best steak marinade I have ever had. I followed the recipe exactly and broiled the steaks. The flavor of the lime and beef went so well together. Will absolutely make again. - 6/13/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I put mine over diced zucchini and brown rice that I had squeezed a lime over it for a tang of extra flavor. - 6/13/13

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  • Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I used sirloin steak... much more tender. - 6/13/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    made the marinated flank steak this evening..... very tender! Very Good - thank you for sharing. I will definitely make it again. - 11/11/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    yummy made it with grass fed beef - 1/23/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    delicious! served with baked sweet potato and a tomato/onion/dill salad - 7/1/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I cooked all day in slow cooker and it was very good! - 2/28/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Really good I used salsa verde and it was just fine even though I pan fried it. I just had a craving for a steak. It hit the spot. - 2/3/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Just remember to cut it at an angle against the grain ... it will make the fibers shorter and therefor more tender! - 8/18/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    All the suggestions of putting it in the crock pot sound good-gets around the toughness. - 7/17/13

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    the best part is IF you know how to do a good "mojito". Otherwise will taste bland. - 6/13/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Just so happens I'm purchasing a slow cooker today. Recipe sounds great broiled/grilled or with slow cooker. I will try the slow cooker version first. Thanks for recipe and comments suggestions. - 6/13/13

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  • I grilled it. Nice and tender. I'm going to try the slower cooker to-day. - 9/3/12

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  • O.K.
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Just ok. - 11/2/11

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  • Easy and delicious! For those who felt it didn't have enough flavor, you might want to try using a different salsa. I tossed the leftovers with some more garlic, a bag of frozen stir-fry veggies, leftover brown rice, and a bit of Hoisin sauce for a quick & easy dinner the next night. Yummy! - 8/19/11

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  • Very Good!! - 4/14/11

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  • Yummy, easy to make, delicious to eat. - 7/17/10

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  • I love that this uses stuff I often have on hand. We marinated it for just over 3 hours, and it was tasty as heck. Paired it with a nice Argentinian Malbec. - 7/15/10

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  • This was very good! Best flank steak I've had! - 6/27/10

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  • I loved it and I would cook this again!!!! Super easy too... - 5/25/10

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  • Made this tonight and it turned out GREAT!! There were no leftovers. - 4/26/10

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  • We grilled the steak after marinating it. I think we will try the crock pot next time. This was really good----but then I love steak. - 3/14/10

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  • I marinaded the steak overnight but my husband and I still thought it lacked in flavor. The only time you could really taste the marinade is when you had a bite of salsa with the steak. The steak was moist and cooked medium. I will not be keeping this recipe as I have better recipes for flank steak. - 2/24/10

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  • I also cooked this in the slow cooker for 8 hours, and then let it sit in the refridgerator overnight and had it the next day for supper. I found the flavours better the second night. Kids thought it was an okay supper and said they would eat it again. - 2/7/10

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  • Very good! Tender...awesome! - 2/3/10

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  • Very tasty, definately don't over-cook it! Easy to prepare and quick to cook. - 1/14/10

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  • Very good and very easy!!!! - 12/8/09

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  • This looks good...and flank is inexpensive...great way to stretch the food dollars!! - 10/13/09

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  • My kids love this dish! - 5/23/09

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  • We made fajitas out of it and weren't so sure in the beginning about marinating in salsa but it was awesome!!! Loved it! - 5/11/09

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  • I also marinated it overnight. The flavors were great and I served with with roasted potatoes and a nice salad. - 4/26/09

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  • I absolutely loved this recipe! My whole family liked it. Will definately be making again! Thanks for sharing! - 4/15/09

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  • My family really really liked this.. thanks so much for the recipe - 3/13/09

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  • I have made this recipe several times. It is one of my wife and I favorite steak. Its super juicy and tender, with great flavor. This is also a go-to recipe when I got peeps coming over and trying to impress them :) - 3/1/09

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  • I did the slow cooker method. I was worried about it getting too dry, so I used a whole jar of corn & black bean salsa, juice of 2 limes, 3 cloves garlic, and a little water. I then shredded it for tacos. Next time, I'd probably slice it before putting into the slow cooker, then shred for tacos! - 2/26/09

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  • Great recipe! I served this sliced over a bowl of spring mix greens and cooked the leftover marinade in a saucepan for dressing. I entered my amounts in individually for my tracker and the cals were a lot lower though, not sure they're right here. - 2/24/09

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  • I made it today, for unexpected reasons I marinated longer than what the recipe calls for, it came up with a great taste. I served with steamed broccoli mixed with raisins, walnuts and olive oil. - 2/19/09

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  • I marinated it overnight and it was SO tender and good! I'll definitely make this again!! - 2/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thank you for sharing. - 2/15/09

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  • I love easy recipes, especially if it's in a crockpot. Someone asked about using the crockpot and whether or not to marinate first or just put it all together. Thoughts?? - 2/14/09

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  • very good - 2/14/09

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  • Used the steak for fajitas. Excellent flavor, very moist, very tender (cooked medium rare). I think it could also be served over brown rice or pasta with a mexican tomato sauce. I'll use this again. - 2/14/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    THIS SOUNDS VERY GOOD. WAS WONDERING IF MADE IN CROCK POT WOULD YOU MARINATE IT FIRST OR JUST PUT EVERYTHING IN AT ONCE? - 2/14/09

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  • Very similar to mine, but I add a little more heat in mine.
    Excellent flavor and will gladly pass it on to other friends. - 2/14/09

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  • This is something we call arancheras and we also use adobe which is a multi season mix; also this is excellent on the grill so no need to add oil. - 2/14/09

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  • This is great, and I appreciate the comments about cooking this in the Slow Cooker. - 2/14/09

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  • I never had Flank Steak before and this was GREAT! My whole family loved it. I will definately be adding this to my favorites. - 10/12/08

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  • I had this for dinner tonight, and it was very good. I will make it again. The nice part is I have enough left for a sandwich for lunch tomorrow! - 9/7/08

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  • I forgot the garlic, but I added 3 different hot peppers to the mix. My Australian boyfriend loves spicy foods & said this was the best he's had in the USA! Bravo! - 9/4/08

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  • I marinated it for 24 hours. Loved the flavor. - 8/25/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good, but I am not a steak eater. I know who isn't right? : ) Me. This recipe sounds good though & I will make it for my hubby. Thanx. - 8/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds fabulous-I can't wait to try it! - 8/18/08

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  • I love flank steak! This is a very good recipe. Suggest hot salsa. - 8/11/08

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  • Excellent recipe!! Great use of salsa! I used some of the marinade on my potato -- wonderful! - 7/17/08

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  • We made it for Father's day.
    We bar b qued the steak, cut it in strips and served it on fajitas. Nice treat for a change! - 6/15/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This looks good, similar to the way I sometimes fix a steak or small roast. I just never thought of marinating it, we always just cooked it in the salsa and it comes out awesomw and tender. - 4/12/08

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  • Very good...!!! - 3/25/08

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  • Excellent flavor!!!
    - 3/20/08

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  • I made fajitas for the first time using this recipe. Everyone in the family enjoyed it, although the beef was just a little tough even though I marinated for 24 hours and used a thermometer so as not to overcook it. Hopefully the toughness was the fault of the beef and not the cook! - 3/18/08

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  • So so easy to make and you can always make extra marinade and save it! - 3/4/08

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  • This was really yummy. I marinated the meat overnight. Had a great flavor and texture and very easy to make! - 2/24/08

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  • used spicysalsa-very good - 2/24/08

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  • Awsome....we made this last night! Excellent! - 2/21/08

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  • I liked it just fine. My family not so much. If I try it again I'll marinate overnight. I wish we all liked it. - 2/17/08

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  • excellent - 2/14/08

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  • Very good and served it with whole grain couscous and spring green salad. YUMMY!! - 2/14/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds good - 2/14/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It sounds great! - 2/14/08

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  • Taste is great I added more garlic and made my own salsa. That cut down on salt a bit. - 2/7/08

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  • It was really good. I let it marinate over night. Everyone loved it! - 9/16/07

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  • This was great! Thanks to whoever submitted it! - 8/23/07

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  • Flavorful, tender and moist. - 8/21/07

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  • My whole family loved it! I have made this several times. I always marinate the beef overnight and use a milder salsa for flavor for the kids. - 8/15/07

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  • A fave at our house, incredibly simple and delicous!!! - 3/28/07

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  • This is so easy to do and makes the normally tough flank steak so tender. It's a wonderful recipe and very tasty. Flank steak is a nice, inexpensive cut too. - 3/26/07

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  • This is one of my families favorites. My husband asks for it often. We like it best with medium to hot salsa. So yummy - 3/19/07

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