Balsamic Marinated Flank Steak
Food and Drink

Courtesy of The Beef Checkoff,

Balsamic Marinated Flank Steak

"Tangy balsamic vinegar makes this marinade. Mix in Dijon mustard, garlic and basil, pour over Flank Steak, then grill and serve with a variety of veggies for a simple, fresh meal."

Marinade time: 6 to 24 hours Total recipe time: 30 minutes Serves: 6


1 beef flank steak (about 1 1/2 pounds)

Salt and pepper


Balsamic Marinade

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon sugar

Combine marinade ingredients in small bowl. Place beef steak and marinade in food safe plastic bag; turn steak to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 6 hours or as long as overnight, turning occasionally.

Remove steak from marinade, discard marinade. Place steak on grid over medium, ash-covered coals.

Grill, covered, 11 to 16 minutes (or over medium heat on preheated gas grill 16 to 21 minutes), for medium rare (145°) to medium (160°) doneness, turning occasionally. Season steak with salt and pepper, as desired. Carve steak crosswise into thin slices.