Do you cook flank steak?
Do you have time to cook dinner? This easy flank steak recipe could help you get dinner on the table faster.
My time is often uneven – tons of time in the kitchen on Saturday at 10 am, and almost none on Tuesday at 6 pm. On the weekends, I often have hours at home, while my son has a therapist work with him. During the week, our schedule usually feels more frantic, with driving to occupational therapy and other activities. Make-ahead meals have become part of my dinner solution for this rhythm of life. On the weekends I assemble and freeze these dinner building blocks. On a weekend, all it takes is a few minutes of hands-on time to have an unprocessed dinner on the table.
The marinade comes together quickly in a glass baking dish – it relies mostly on pantry staples (especially if you keep some peeled ginger in your freezer). You can score the steak in the baking dish, then flip it over and score the other side before (carefully) pouring the entire thing into the zip top bag.
You can marinate this several hours (or overnight) in your refrigerator, or you can freeze it right in the marinade and cook it later.
Make Ahead Meal
A marinated flank steak in your freezer does require a small amount of forethought to get dinner on the table. It’s best to thaw the frozen, marinated steak in a container or rimmed baking sheet overnight.
When you are ready to cook, just heat up your grill or broiler and sear on each side for a few minutes. Allow the steak to rest before slicing against the grain.
Quick and Easy Flank Steak
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 2 T honey
- 2 T oil
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tsp fresh ginger
- 1 flank steak
- Combine marinade ingredients in a 9 x 13 glass baking dish.
- Score flank steak and press into mariande.
- Seal steak and remaining marinade in gallon-size freezer bag, pressing out the air.
- Meat will marinate as it freezes.
- To cook, thaw and either broil or grill to desired doneness, 3-7 minutes per side, depending on thickness.
- Allow steak to rest before slicing, against the grain.
This flank steak recipe is endlessly versatile – serve it with rice or roasted potatoes (first toss them in some of this). Pile slices on a French roll for a steak sandwich, or roll in a tortilla for a make-shift fajita. One of my favorites is with this easy – and also make-ahead chimichurri recipe.
Quick and Easy Chimichurri Recipe: Make-Ahead Meals