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Lime Marinated Flank Steak – Recipe Girl

A favorite steak marinade that’s simple and delicious, this lime marinated flank steak turns out tender and juicy every time.

flank steak sliced on a board

Flank steak is a cut of meat that is easy to prepare, it’s usually more affordable than most cuts of steak, and it can be prepared to be so delicious. The key with making a good grilled flank steak is to use a tasty marinade, give the steak time to soak it all up, and finally to slice the grilled steak thinly.

ingredients displayed for making lime marinated flank steak

Ingredients needed:

  • freshly squeezed lime juice
  • lime zest
  • soy sauce
  • green onions
  • fresh ginger
  • red pepper flakes
  • flank steak
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

two photos showing marinating steak and then grilled steak

How to make Lime Marinated Flank Steak:

The full, printable recipe is at the end of this post.

The first step is marinating the steak. Place the marinade ingredients in a large zip bag. Add the steak, seal the bag and let the steak sit in the refrigerator for about an hour. Turn the bag occasionally.

Heat the grill to high and spray the grates with nonstick spray. Drain the marinade from the steak and season with salt and pepper. Place the steak on the grill and cover. Cook, turning the steak once until it reaches your desired level of doneness- probably about 6 minutes per side, or longer. It’s best to test with an instant-read thermometer to find out the temperature inside the steak- 145 degrees for medium rare and 160 degrees for medium.)

lime marinated flank steak sliced

Move the grilled steak to a cutting board, and slice it thinly.

lime marinated flank steak sliced on a platter

Hot tip for grilling steak:

I use a meat tenderizer every time I grill steak. It’s one of those poky gadgets that you use to pierce both sides of the steak. Then when it’s marinating, the marinade has a chance to seep into all of those holes within the steak. A friend showed me how to do this a couple of years ago, and I’ve used one ever since. It’s a game changer for making amazing grilled steak!

serving of flank steak on a plate with salad

You can serve this lime marinated flank steak with lime wedges for squeezing (optional), and sprinkle some more chopped green onions on top just to make things look pretty. Enjoy!

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Lime Marinated Flank Steak

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Recipe Details

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 12 mins

Total Time: 22 mins

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: American

Keyword: flank steak, lime

Servings: 4 servings

Calories: 265kcal

Ingredients

MARINADE:

  • 4 medium limes, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 whole green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

STEAK:

  • pounds flank steak
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

GRILL THE STEAK:

  • Heat the grill to high, and spray the grates with nonstick spray. Drain the marinade from the steak and season with salt and pepper. Place the steak on the grill and cover. Cook, turning once until the steak reaches your desired doneness- probably about 6 minutes per side, or longer (best to test with an instant-read thermometer to find out the temperature inside the steak- 145 degrees for medium rare and 160 degrees for medium.)

  • Slice thinly and serve.

Notes

  • *If preparing this recipe as GLUTEN-FREE, just make sure that you are using a brand of soy sauce that is designated as GF.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 265kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 38g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 102mg, Sodium: 1141mg, Potassium: 698mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 113IU, Vitamin C: 20mg, Calcium: 63mg, Iron: 3mg

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