May 13th, 2016

Honey Ginger Marinated Flank Steak

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Grilling season is officially upon us, and one of my favorite things to grill is marinated flank steak, and this Honey Ginger Marinated Flank Steak is one of my favorite ways to prepare this inexpensive cut of meat.

Although flank steak is inexpensive, when prepared properly, it can seem like something fancy. I love it when a meal takes 5 minute of prep time, but everyone thinks you’re serving them a gourmet meal!

Honey Ginger Marinated Flank Steak

Flank steak can be a little tough, so I always look for recipes that require a marinade. Specifically a marinade that includes something acidic, like soy sauce, lime juice or vinegar.

The acids can break down some of the tough fibers in flank steak and make it more tender. Not to mention, marinading adds great flavor.

This flank steak combines the sweetness of honey with some soy sauce, ginger and garlic.

 I love that it’s a simple marinade, so I almost always have the ingredients handy. And if not, it still turns out pretty great if you need to make substitutions.

You’ll want to get your flank steak into the marinade at least 8 hours in advance, but it’s even better if you marinade it over night.

Be sure to let your steak rest for about 10 minutes before slicing it thinly against the grain.

Honey Ginger Marinated Flank Steak

Flank steak marinated in a honey ginger sauce, then grilled to perfection.


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (2 lb.) flank steak


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the oil, soy sauce, honey, garlic, vinegar, ginger, salt and pepper.
  2. Place the flank steak in a shallow dish or large, zip-top bag. Cover or seal and let marinade for at least 8 hours, or overnight.
  3. Preheat grill for medium heat. Cook steak for about 8-10 minutes per side, depending on how well done you like your meat (it will be more tender if you leave some pink in the center).
  4. Let the steak rest for about 10 minutes before slicing against the grain to serve.
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This is a pretty versatile, forgiving recipe. The marinade works well with other cuts of beef too. It’s just that flank steak really needs a marinade, so that’s the cut of meat I use it on most often.

This is pretty much an all-around, great marinade recipe to have in your collection. Just another reason I love it!

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Marinated Grilled Flank Steak with Herb Gorgonzola Butter


  Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe



  1. Thank you for the nice recipe.

  2. I always have a hard time with flank steak but I didn’t realize that an acidic marinade could help make it more tender! That’s great to know now that we are heading into grilling season. Thanks for sharing!


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