Taste of Tuesday : Mustard Marinated Flank Steak

I've never made flank steak before and when I was perusing the grocery store last week, I decided I felt like trying something different.  In the back of my mind, I thought I had seen a recipe for flank steak in my Ina cook book; but I couldn't remember exactly.  I got home with my new piece of meat and started digging through my cookbook.  I found this recipe.  Let me just tell you that Matt couldn't stop commenting about how good this was during his second helping

The best part of this meal was that we ate it for dinner.  Then I cut some up in my eggs the next morning.  Matt and my MIL made it for sandwiches that day and then I had it in my salad for lunch that week.  It was the BEST leftover.  

Mustard Marinated Flank Steak
via Ina Garten


1 flank steak (2 to 2 1/2 pounds)
1/3 cup dry white wine
1/3 cup good olive oil
1/3 cup Dijon mustard
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup chopped shallots (2 shallots) I used green onions
1 tablespoon minced garlic (3 cloves)
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh tarragon leaves I omitted because I didn't have any


Place the steak flat in a large nonreactive dish such as glass or porcelain. Using the tip of a sharp knife, lightly score the top of the steak diagonally in a large crisscross pattern to make what looks like 1-inch diamonds across the steak. This allows the marinade to penetrate into the meat.

In a 2-cup measuring cup, whisk together the wine, olive oil, mustard, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Stir in the shallots and garlic. Pour the marinade over and under the steak until its completely coated. Scatter the tarragon on top. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and allow it to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours but preferably overnight.

Half an hour before serving, remove the steak from the refrigerator and heat a charcoal grill with a layer of hot coals. (You can also set a gas grill on medium-high heat.) Sprinkle the steak with 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper. Discard the remaining marinade.

Grill the steak for about 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Place the steak on a clean plate, cover tightly with aluminum foil, and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Slice the steak thin, cutting diagonally across the grain. Sprinkle with salt and serve hot.

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  1. I was definitely waiting for this one ever since you posted a picture!! I've never made flank stank before but it looks amazing!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Mmmm this sounds amazing! Love your recipes -- I'm making the bolognese this week and can't wait!

  3. Ohhhh yum. I'm pinning this for later. DELICIOUS.

  4. Yum! I love recipes that leave me lots of leftovers for the rest of the week!
    ~Elise @ highheelsglitteringeyes.blogspot.com

  5. My husband would looove this-looks delicious!

  6. This looks so perfect and I bet the tarragon would have overpowered it (that or I'm just not a fan)!

  7. This looks so good Annie! I've never attempted to cook flank steak but it sounds so tasty with that marinade.

  8. this looks so good and almost easy enough for a newbie like me!! lol. definitely going to try it!

  9. YUM! It's been forever since I had a good steak, definitely pinning this :)

  10. This is basically crack steak. I made it with filet once and it was insanely good. I have to get the flank steak and make it the right way!!

  11. This sounds like it would be delicious- and I love that you could use the leftovers in so many ways throughout the week, that's always an added bonus to an already great meal!

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