Citrus-Garlic Flank Steak

I found this recipe on Closet Cooking that looked like it would satisfy my Mexican food craving. I made a Fruit Salad with Citrus-Honey Dressing and a Black Bean Salad with Avocado, Tomatoes, Red Onion, and Cilantro for dinner to pair with this flank steak. I let the meat marinate for 6 hours and it turned out flavorful, tender, and juicy. We all loved the steak, especially my daughter, who took some of  the leftovers to school in her thermos the next day. The steak was extra tasty with some fresh lime juice squeezed over it. I made my husband some burritos the next day using the black bean salad and the flank steak, he said they were fantastic. Thanks for the terrific recipe Kevin!

Combine the oil, orange juice, lime juice, jalapeno, cilantro, garlic, cumin, oregano, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper together in a large zip lock bag. Seal and squish well with hands to mix the marinade. Add the flank steak and place into the refrigerator to marinate for 6 hours.

Remove the flank from the refrigerator 20 minutes prior to cooking. Heat a grill pan over medium high heat and coat with cooking spray. Add the flank steak to the HOT grill pan and cook 3-4 minutes then flip and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes for medium rare; or until you have reached your desired degree of doneness. Remove from the grill pan and place on a cutting board to rest for 5 minute prior to slicing against the grain. Serve and enjoy.

 

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Citrus-Garlic Flank Steak

Ingredients:

1 1 lb lean flank steak
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/4 cup fresh orange juice (about 1 orange)
2 tbsp lime juice (about 1 lime)
1/2 jalapeno, finely diced
2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Directions:

Combine the oil, orange juice, lime juice, jalapeno, cilantro, garlic, cumin, oregano, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper together in a large zip lock bag. Seal and squish well with hands to mix the marinade. Add the flank steak and place into the refrigerator to marinate for 6 hours.

Remove the flank from the refrigerator 20 minutes prior to cooking. Heat a grill pan over medium high heat and coat with cooking spray. Add the flank steak to the HOT grill pan and cook 3-4 minutes then flip and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes for medium rare; or until you have reached your desired degree of doneness. Remove from the grill pan and place on a cutting board to rest for 5 minute prior to slicing against the grain. Serve and enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Kevin at Closet Cooking

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16 Responses to “Citrus-Garlic Flank Steak”

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — June 3, 2013 @ 8:48 pm

    Keep these yummy posts coming!

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    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker — June 3, 2013 @ 10:30 pm

    I love flank steak grilled and this steak is cooked to perfection!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 3, 2013 @ 10:38 pm

    Ooooh I could totally stuff these in some tacos – YUM!

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    leslie — June 4, 2013 @ 4:51 am

    I can almost smell the amazing flavors!

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    Susan — June 4, 2013 @ 5:26 am

    I agree with Chung-Ah! Here come the tacos! Those thin slices will be perfect!

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    Jenn — June 4, 2013 @ 5:27 am

    Great flavor combination… and yes, I can only imagine how good it was the first day AND the second day!! YUM!

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    Kris — June 4, 2013 @ 7:43 am

    That looks so good! I rarely make a flank steak. I need to get one and grill it up. This recipe sounds good!!
    xo Kris

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    Rhonda — June 4, 2013 @ 10:22 am

    My husband was just asking me to make him some flank steak soon for tacos. I think this would make a delicious taco recipe!

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    Joanne — June 4, 2013 @ 12:02 pm

    Citrus is such a fun flavoring for flank steak! Makes the whole meal feel more bright.

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    rosita — June 4, 2013 @ 12:26 pm

    Carne bien condimentada y cocida a punto una verdadera delicia,super parrillada,hugs.

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes — June 4, 2013 @ 12:57 pm

    I haven’t made flank steak in along time; this sounds delicious. I think I’ll make this after our cleanse.

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    Jovina Coughlin — June 4, 2013 @ 4:42 pm

    My favorite cut of beef and especially good for Mexican. I especially like your sauce.

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    Marjie — June 4, 2013 @ 4:59 pm

    Kevin comes up with some amazing flavors!

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    Words Of Deliciousness — June 4, 2013 @ 7:21 pm

    Wow! This looks so tasty. The flavor must be amazing.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — June 5, 2013 @ 2:13 am

    I haven’t made or had flank steak in along time, Pam. Yours looks so mouthwatering!

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    Chris — June 9, 2013 @ 1:57 pm

    Pinned that and can’t wait to try it. I’m a huge fan of flank steak, it has some of the best beef flavor.

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