Balsamic Marinated Flank Steak

"I was surprised by this recipe in that you only marinade the meat 20-30 minutes. It is great when you find a steak on sale and want to cook it that night. I did tweak it a bit by adding in some freshly minced garlic to kick it up just a bit. Turned out great for a weeknight meal for the family served with buttered noodles and spinach salad."
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  • Combine all marinade ingredients in a resealable bag and mix together. Then add the flank steak and reseal the bag and turn bag several times to coat the meat with the marinade. Refrigerate 20-30 minutes, turning once or twice.
  • Preheat grill to high for 20 minutes (while the meat is marinading). Remove meat from bag and sprinkle fresh ground pepper over the steak before placing on grill. Grill steak 5-6 minutes and then turn over and grill until done (3-4 more minutes for medium rare; 5-6 minutes for medium - depends on thickness of steak and temperature of grill).
  • Remove steak to a platter and tent with foil and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

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  1. Steve M.
    Excellent recipe ... what internal temperature should you be aiming for?
  2. Nado2003
    Wow, this was a pleasant surprise for us. I was out of soy sauce and worchestershire sauce so I needed a different marinate. This was fast, easy and delicious. I marinated for about 1.5 hours and it was too cold to grill so I broiled it. Same time. Came out perfect. Thank you.
  3. AcadiaTwo
    We thought the marinade was very good, but we felt that the setaks should be marinated for a longer period of time. We were thinking for at least several hours, as the flavor was just on the outside of the meat rather than through it. Made for Potluck tag 2010.
  4. lauralie41
    Oh my gosh is this good! I didnt have brown sugar so I added a tablespoon of honey. Forgot to add the pepper before grilling but the flavor was still wonderful. Did marinate the flank steak for a couple hours before grilling. Will definitely be making this again. :) Thanks Mel for sharing this recipe with us. Made and reviewed for the Games Forum - Potluck Tag.
  5. Boomette
    I made it tonight and thought the steak would be 30 minutes in the marinade. But DH came home only at 6 pm so it was in the marinade at least 1 hour and a half. It was so yummy. We loved the taste. Thanks Melissa :) Made for Potluck tag game



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