How To Cook Beef Flank Steak?

What is the best way to use flank steak?

  • Flank steak is ideal for fajitas, stir-fries, and other applications that call for beef strips. Rest cooked steak for at least five minutes before serving, and slice thinly against the grain, preferably at a 45-degree angle, for the best texture.

Is flank steak a tough meat?

The meat has a lot of tough fibers running through it and is fairly lean.

It’s a thicker, wider cut of meat than skirt steak.

Flavor and texture: Flank steak has tons of intense beefy flavor but can be a little tough.

Eat it thinly sliced and cut against the grain for maximum tenderness.

How do you tenderize flank steak?

How long does flank steak take to cook?

Grill the steak for 4-5 minutes per side, or until an internal thermometer reads 130-135 degrees F for medium rare or around 145 degrees for medium. Remove the steak from the grill to a cutting board and allow to rest for 10-15 minutes.

Does flank steak need to be marinated?

Flank steak is a lean, flavorful cut of meat that is probably best prepared marinated and cooked over a grill. But sometimes you just don’t have time to marinate the meat or deal with the grill. (For that see our grilled, marinated flank steak recipe.)