Updated December 14, 2017
tablespoons fresh lemon juice
cloves garlic, finely chopped
lb beef flank steak
tablespoons butter, melted
cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
green onions, thinly sliced on the bias
Heat gas or charcoal grill. In small bowl, mix soy sauce, maple syrup, lemon juice and garlic. Reserve 2 tablespoons soy sauce mixture in small container. Place remaining mixture in 1 1/2-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling over medium heat. Reduce heat to low. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until reduced to 1/4 cup. Remove from heat; set aside.
Brush beef with melted butter; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place on grill over high heat (475°F to 500°F). Cover grill; cook 5 to 7 minutes or until beef releases from grates easily. Turn; brush first side with reserved 2 tablespoons soy sauce mixture. Continue to cook 4 to 5 minutes or until desired doneness (145° for medium-rare). Let stand 5 minutes.
Cut beef across grain, on the bias, into thin slices. Drizzle with reduced soy sauce mixture from saucepan; top with basil and green onions.
- Have company coming? Prep everything – including the maple soy reduction – a day ahead. Reheat the reduction just before serving.
- Flank steak is a super flavorful cut, but it also tends to be rather tough. Cutting against the grain, as well as on the bias, makes the beef taste more tender.
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
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- Dietary Fiber
- Vitamin A
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 5 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
- As far as steak goes, flank is one of the tougher cuts of meat. However, because it’s so lean and fibrous, flank steak is wonderful at soaking up marinades which add both flavor and tenderness to the meat. Don’t hesitate to add a marinating step to this flank steak recipe. But no matter what cut of meat you have, proper preparation will go a long way in guaranteeing your meat is cooked to perfection.