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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 231.4
  • Total Fat: 13.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 56.8 mg
  • Sodium: 181.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 4.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 23.5 g

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Grilled Garlic Citrus Flank Steak

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Grilled Garlic Citrus Flank Steak

Introduction

There is room for red meat in a healthy lifestyle. The key is choosing lean cuts and healthful cooking methods.

There is room for red meat in a healthy lifestyle. The key is choosing lean cuts and healthful cooking methods.


Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients


Tips

Serve this flank steak with Chef Meg's Garlic-Citrus Parsley Sauce, plus a green salad and some whole-grain bread warmed on the grill. The heat of the meat warms this fragrant and herb-infused sauce. Use the bread to sop up every last drop of juice.

Flank steak is a lean, affordable and flavorful cut of beef, but it's often tough. We marinated our flank steak and cut it against the grain to keep it as tender as it is tasty!



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Directions

Pour all the marinade ingredients into a large plastic bag, then add the steak. Squeeze out any air, seal the bag, and place in a shallow dish to contain any leaks.

Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or up to overnight.

Preheat an outdoor grill or grill pan to medium heat.

Remove the steak from the marinade and discard the marinade.

Grill, turning once, until the desired temperature is reached. For this large cut of meat, I recommend cooking to medium rare (135 degrees) and allowing the meat to rest for 5 minutes once taken off the grill to allow the juices to redistribute.

Off the grill, the meat will continue to cook slightly, raising the temperature to medium (140 degrees).

To serve, thinly slice against the grain.

Serving size is 3 ounces of cooked beef; makes six servings.

NOTE: The nutrition info is calculated for half the marinade as the other half is discarded.







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  • Very Good
    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
    I thought this was very good. The only change I made was that I added the zest of the citrus fruit (no reason to waste it!), and marinaded for 4 hours. Very moist, flavorful, and tasty. Thanks! - 8/30/10

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  • 11 of 12 people found this review helpful
    This is really good! For even more flavor, I marinate the flank steak before I freeze it (if you're freezing), then let it thaw in the marinade. Yummy! - 1/18/12

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  • Bad
    9 of 14 people found this review helpful
    Haven't tried this yet, but will. For those who have never prepared a flank steak, the picture shown is not what it looks like. It's typically a long, flat piece of beef. It is very good and well worth a try, just don't expect the fat juicy steak shown above. - 1/18/13

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  • Good
    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
    This was decent. Some bites had a bit of a sour taste to me. I'll admit I overcooked so it may have been better if I didn't do that. - 2/1/10

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Picture does not look like flank steak. Since flank is so expencive and never goes sale, I made this recipe uning sirloin. Was delish. - 7/19/12

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This was good. A bit too much garlic, but a nice flavor after grilling on the BBQ. I was surprised how tender it was. I didn't have a lime so I used Lemon Juice. I too marinated it for 4 hours. Thanks. - 5/27/11

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Really enjoyed this. I grilled some onions and bell peppers to serve over the top of the steak. Almost like a fajita - I didn't even miss the tortilla! - 8/13/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very tender! I would add lime zest next time. Not enough lime flavor but it could be because my lime was on the small side. This was delicious! - 8/8/12

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I used the thin steaks cut for marinating. I used fresh squeezed orange juice and marinated for 6 hours. I saved some of the marinade, reduced it, and poured a couple of teaspoons on top of the finished steaks. I don't know how to do the calories for the topping, but it was delicious! - 3/1/12

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Good but I couldn't taste the citrus and it marinated for almost 4 hours - next time I will try to zest too - 9/5/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 18 people found this review helpful
    My family doesn't eat much beef, but the marinade sounds delicious. I think I will try this with lean pork and maybe chicken or turkey. I'll add the zest of the citrus fruits, too. - 7/5/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    The picture is not a flank steak. - 7/7/13

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This turned out great, but I could only find a 2lb flank steak at my local store, so I needed to double the recipe. - 6/19/11

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Can I cook this steak in the oven ? I do not own a grill. - 1/20/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Do not pour the marinade over the meat after it has been cooked, as the marinade has meat juices in it from when it was raw! - 1/18/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I loved the use of garlic and citrus with this, if I'm using citrus in anything, I include the zest for more pizzaz! My adult son loved the taste, we rarely eat steak in the house! - 1/18/13

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Looks really good, I eat red meat once a week, today is my day! - 1/18/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I give it a 10. - 9/17/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent!!!!!!! - 7/5/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Super tasty and moist! A hit at my house for dinner tonight! - 7/2/12

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    a little too much garlic. will cut back on it next time - 6/29/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    from start to end this is one impressive meal . the taste is just right the hint of of lime .stays with your taste buds / - 6/9/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great flavor. The marinade was extremely tasty and summery. I want to try slow cooking the steak next time and will definitely try the marinade on other meats. - 4/25/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was excellent! Admittedly, I overmarinated... closer to 12 hours than the recommended 4, but there's only so much a woman can do when you make dinner for lunch. But we're all happy campers here! - 1/23/12

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  • Yummy, love it,wouldn'tchange a thing!!!! - 7/7/14

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  • Tasted awesome ! - 6/26/14

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  • I agree. Marinate it the longer, the better! - 7/15/13

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  • Wonderful! My first day on Sparkpeople and my first recipe. One of the best steak recipes I have ever tried. And husband approved! - 7/7/13

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  • Great recipe loved it. I froze the remainder of the marinade to use another day so that it wouldn't be wasted. - 3/8/13

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  • I think i over cooked it as it was a bit dry, but i willtry it again - 2/7/13

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    The steak in the picture sure as heck is not a flank steak. Recipe sounds good though. - 1/18/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Making this tonight for my love. Although it's only Two of us, so I will have to cut the ingredients down to smaller portions! looks and sounds delicious! - 7/19/12

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  • Absolutely delicious - 7/11/12

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  • This was really good, my 4 year old love it. We had cheese broccoli in noodles with it :-) - 5/14/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    very nice marinate-- - 1/18/12

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  • This is going to be in my meal plans today. - 1/18/12

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  • Add Zest too - 1/18/12

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  • Love marinated flank steak. I'll definitely have to try this recipe. will try adding the citrus zest as well as Zaydia did. sounds like a good addition. - 1/18/12

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  • Pretty good, but agree, need to add the zest to get more citrus flavor - 8/29/11

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  • Amazing..... made a half recipe and it worked really well! I actually left it to marinade about 6 hours. - 8/26/11

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  • The picture is definitely not helping this one. But the idea is good. - 7/11/11

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  • I am going to make this for my family this week. Sounds just a little different from what I am used to making...but good. - 7/5/11

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  • great - 7/5/11

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Looking forward to trying this one - 7/15/10

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I love the sound of this recipe and have the ingredients on my grocery list to try tonight. - 7/7/10

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  • Very Good
    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This sounds incredible!! Can't wait to try it!! - 7/5/10

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  • Good
    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Flank steak's too tough... We'll have filet mignon instead. - 7/5/10

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  • 0 of 8 people found this review helpful
    trying this - 1/22/10

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