The Evolution of a Flank Steak

I love Flank Steak. It’s so lean, easy and fast to cook, it takes marinade very well. It should be thinly sliced across the grain.

The flank steak is a beef steak cut from the abdominal muscles or lower chest of the cow. The cut is common in Colombia, where it is known as sobrebarriga, literally meaning “over the belly”. A thin flank steak in South America is known as a matambre.


Flank Steak

Two ingrediants ! So simple.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 4
Author Cheryl


  • 1 1/2 - 2 LB. Flank Steak
  • 1 Bottle Italian Dressing (Gluten free) I use Wishbone


  1. Put Flank Steak in a gallon zip lock bag. Pour in enough dressing to coat both sides. Shake bag to distribute. Marinate in fridge flat for 3-6 hours or overnight if you have the time.

    Take out of bag and set on several layers of paper towels and top with another layer of paper towels. Your goal here is to get off all the extra moisture so the steak will sear and not boil in the liquid.

    Pre-heat a grill pan or grill to medium high. Oil grates of pan or grill. Sear for 3-4 minutes on each side. Take off heat and let sit for 5 minutes. Slice across the grain.

Recipe Notes

  • Depending on how many people you are feeding you should have enough for two meals. If not next time cook two.
  • When using a grill pan you may have to cut it in half vertically so it fits in the pan.
  • I always roast twice as much potatoes as I will need for the first meal. That way I have enough if I'm going to make a salad.
  • Another option I didn't have a pic of - chop some of the leftover steak and potatoes and fold into scrambled eggs. Or heat the chopped steak and potatoes and top with a medium cooked pan fried egg.
Flank Steak in grill pan.

First dinner – Day #1.

Grilled Flank Steak & Roasted veg.

Second dinner – Option 1.

Build you Nachos. Bake in 350′ oven for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
After heating – top w/ Mexican cream & Guacamole

Third dinner – Option 2.

Flank Steak & roasted potato salad w/avocado & cherry tomatoes. I like to toss my meat and veg. in a pan coated with a quick spray of oil just long enough to heat through. (1-2 minutes)

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