Grilled Flank Steak

Sigh, flank steak used to be a cheap piece of meat. Then “fajitas” came along and it all went to hell. Good flank steak can now cost as much as $6 a pound. When it’s on sale though, it’s worth buying for the grill.

As with most red meat, a simple marinade, if anything at all, is all that is really needed. The following has worked quite well for me.

½ cup – olive oil
1 cup – red wine
¼ cup – balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp – fresh ground black pepper
1 tbsp – granulated garlic
1 tbsp – dried herbs
2 tsp – dried mustard

Mix all of the above ingredients in a bowl or in a 1 gallon plastic zip lock bag. Add the meat and marinate for several hours.

Grill over hot coals, 8 minutes per side, seasoning with salt on both sides. Let stand for a few minutes and then carve across the grain in thin slices.

Serve with Oven Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes and the veggie of your choice. This is Zinfandel food folks.