Spicy Grilled Flank Steak
Grill seasoning contains lots of spices, usually including cumin, oregano, pepper, garlic, and sugar. Use it for hamburgers as well as grilled steaks.
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon grill seasoning
- ¼ teaspoon dry mustard
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1½ pounds flank steak
Prepare and heat grill. On cutting board, mince garlic cloves, then sprinkle with salt.
Using the side of the knife, mash garlic and salt together to create a paste. Place in a small bowl and add remaining ingredients except flank steak; mix well.
Prick both sides of the steak with a fork and rub the marinade mixture into the steak. Let stand for 10 minutes.
Place steak on grill over medium coals and cover. Grill for 5 minutes, then turn steak, cover, and grill for 3 to 5 minutes longer, until medium-rare or medium.
Let steak stand for 5 minutes, then slice across the grain to serve.
It's All in the Slicing
Flank steak is a lean, flavorful cut that is tender only if sliced correctly. Look at the steak: you'll see parallel lines running through it. That's called the grain of the steak. When you cut the steak, cut against, or perpendicular to, those lines and the steak will be tender and juicy.