Simple Marinated Flank Steak

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I love this simple marinated flank steak. It’s perfect for the summer months, and it’s a simple and cost-effective steak alternative. I used a store-bought lemon vinaigrette salad dressing. I marinated the steak in it overnight, then seared it on a skillet to temperature and that’s it. Serve it like fajitas or by itself like a steak. This recipe only calls for 4 ingredients and is a simple dinner recipe for weeknights.

I love this simple marinated flank steak. It's perfect for the summer months, and it's a simple and cost-effective steak alternative. I used a store-bought lemon vinaigrette salad dressing. I marinated the steak in it overnight, then seared it on a skillet to temperature and that's it. Serve it like fajitas or by itself like a steak.

Skirt Steak vs Flank Steak

You could technically use either one of these for this recipe. A flank steak is going to be a little thicker than a skirt steak, but they both marinate well and are the same texture. This recipe is idea for tacos and fajitas. You can also eat this steak by itself. It’s delicious for salads and bowls.

I love this simple marinated flank steak. It's perfect for the summer months, and it's a simple and cost-effective steak alternative. I used a store-bought lemon vinaigrette salad dressing. I marinated the steak in it overnight, then seared it on a skillet to temperature and that's it. Serve it like fajitas or by itself like a steak.

Equipment You’ll Need

For this recipe, you’ll need a large container with a lid, so that you can marinate your meat in. You could also use a large gallon sized freezer bag. You’ll also need a large skillet. This the exact on that I have. I used the smooth side. You’ll also need some tongs and kitchen knife.

I love this simple marinated flank steak. It's perfect for the summer months, and it's a simple and cost-effective steak alternative. I used a store-bought lemon vinaigrette salad dressing. I marinated the steak in it overnight, then seared it on a skillet to temperature and that's it. Serve it like fajitas or by itself like a steak.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Flank Steak:

You’ll need about a 2 to 3 pound flank steak. You could also use a skirt steak if you prefer.

Storebought Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing:

I used this Kraft lemon herb vinaigrette for my flank steak marinade. You could use any other similar dressing. I was lazy and used storebought.

Soy Sauce:

I used about a quarter of a cup of soy sauce.

Seasonings:

As for seasonings, I only used salt and pepper right before searing.

I love this simple marinated flank steak. It's perfect for the summer months, and it's a simple and cost-effective steak alternative. I used a store-bought lemon vinaigrette salad dressing. I marinated the steak in it overnight, then seared it on a skillet to temperature and that's it. Serve it like fajitas or by itself like a steak.

How to Make This Simple Marinated Flank Steak

step one:

Add your flank steak to a large container with a lid. Empty your lemon vinaigrette dressing and soy sauce over the top of it. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

step two:

Heat a large skillet or griddle to high heat. Remove steak from container and cover both sides generously with salt and pepper. Sear on each side for about 4 minutes each. Remove from heat and slice against the grain of the meat. Serve and enjoy!

Simple Marinated Flank Steak

I love this simple marinated flank steak. It's perfect for the summer months, and it's a simple and cost-effective steak alternative. I used a store-bought lemon vinaigrette salad dressing. I marinated the steak in it overnight, then seared it on a skillet to temperature and that's it. Serve it like fajitas or by itself like a steak.
Prep 1 day
Cook 10 minutes
Total 1 day 10 minutes
Course Main Course, Meat
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Large Container with Lid
  • Grill or Griddle or Skillet
  • Tongs
  • Sharp Kitchen Knife

Ingredients
  

  • 2-3 lb Skirt Steak
  • 12 oz Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Add your flank steak to a large container with a lid. Empty your lemon vinaigrette dressing and soy sauce over the top of it. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Heat a large skillet or griddle to high heat. Remove steak from container and cover both sides generously with salt and pepper. Sear on each side for about 4 minutes each. Remove from heat and slice against the grain of the meat. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Internal temp:
I sear for about 4 minutes per side for a red and pink center. If you wish for it to be cooked more done, sear for a few minutes longer per side. If you remove and slice and it’s still to rare, you can always add it back to the griddle.
 
Keywords Flank Steak, Steak
I love this simple marinated flank steak. It's perfect for the summer months, and it's a simple and cost-effective steak alternative. I used a store-bought lemon vinaigrette salad dressing. I marinated the steak in it overnight, then seared it on a skillet to temperature and that's it. Serve it like fajitas or by itself like a steak.

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Before you go, please let me know if you made this marinated flank steak recipe. What dressing did you use to marinate it in? How did you serve it? Let me know here or in the comments below. Happy cooking!

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