Grilled Flank Steak with Soy, Garlic and Ginger Marinade #SkinnyTip

Grilled Flank Steak with Soy, Garlic and Ginger Marinade | The BEST flank steak marinade

Best Beef Marinade

We do a ton of grilling in the summer…especially on Sunday evenings. And for Father’s Day, I knew I’d have to pull out all the stops. I dug deep into my recipe archives to find one of my favorite beef marinades. It can be thrown together easily as it’s made with handy dandy pantry ingredients. I always have soy, brown sugar, red wine vinegar, ground ginger, garlic and vegetable oil on hand. Just mix these together, add your flank steak and marinate overnight. This grilled flank steak with soy, garlic and ginger marinade is certain to become your family favorite, too.

Grilled Flank Steak with Soy, Garlic and Ginger Marinade | The BEST flank steak marinade
I know, I know. Two marinated meat recipes this week. Where are the sweets? What have I been baking? Stay tuned for Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Pie coming up for Sunday Supper! It will cool you off while satisfying your sweet tooth. But we all needed some grilling inspiration for the long holiday weekend, right? Have a safe 4th, everyone!

Grilled Flank Steak with Soy, Garlic and Ginger Marinade
Recipe courtesy of my friend, Chefbeck
  • ⅓ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 flank steak (approximately 1½ pounds)
  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a gallon zip-top bag. Mix to combine. Add flank steak and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Light grill and grill to desired doneness. Slice across the grain and serve.
Total time: 15 minutes plus marinating time
Yield: 3-4 servings

Skinny Tip

I’m starting a new series of Skinny Tips. How I keep slim is one of my most frequent inquiries. I’ll feature tips on some of my upcoming blog posts.

Tip #23: Nuts are a terrific snack. High in protein and fiber, a handful will fill help satisfy you between meals. Keep a baggy of nuts in your purse for easy access when your appointments or errands run overtime. But since they’re also high in fat and calories, remember to watch your serving size


  1. Flank steak is one of my favorite cuts of beef. I have all the ingredients for your marinade! Since my husband likes to grill, I think I print this recipe for him 🙂

  2. Those beef slices look just how they’re supposed to – perfect brown outside and lovely pink inside. They look tender! Perfect for lunch!

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  3. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    Looks great! I’m hoping to fire up the grill this holiday weekend but they’re calling for rain… And since the weather men are NEVER wrong, we’ll see how it plays out:@) Happy 4th of July Liz-enjoy!

  4. Hey, savory is good too! Flank steak is such a great cut for grilling.

  5. I need to try making such steak! Sounds delicious!

  6. I WILL be making this!!! It sounds delicious.

  7. We do a ton of grilling around here too and my guys love flank steak. This sounds so good to me right now! And, now you’ve got me wanting mashed potatoes too..haha 🙂

  8. Soy sauce, garlic, and ginger are such a dynamite combo, aren’t they” I use them in marinades too (perfect with beef, as you’ve done, or with lamb). This is wonderful — thanks.

  9. Another great marinade, I actually enjoy the ginger beef combo a lot. A wonderful dinner.!

  10. I used to make flank steak all the time. Luckily, we were at a neighbors on Sunday and Manservant has his beef fix. Personally, those mashers with a heap of butter are calling to me!

  11. This is a nice marinade, very handy and do exist in almost everyone’s pantry. Thanks Liz, have a wonderful 4th you too.

  12. Lizzy,
    I haven’t had flank steak in forever. Your marinade sounds delicious.
    Have a great 4th of July.

  13. I love to BBQ in the summer too. (Actually, in Sydney, we can pretty much BBQ all year round!). I love how the steak was marinated over night and that’s a lovely-sounding marinade. The meat must have been full of flavour and very tender xx

  14. Nice combination of flavours, Liz.

  15. My other half would absolutely love this – bookmarked. And I’m loving the Skinny Tip idea, you’re lovely and slim for someone who cooks so very well!

  16. I know some fitness trainers recommend a spoonful of peanut butter for that extra burst of protein. It supposedly helps suppress your appetite, as well.

  17. It sounds and looks like a fantastic meal, Liz.

  18. I saw these photos before I read any words and I thought, “This is for Bill.” I love this marinade, Liz.

  19. You are making me hungry again, Liz!

    ela h.

  20. I’ve to admit marinades play an important role in a good dish! Kudos to your recipe, Liz!

  21. I just want to dunk my spoon into that pool of butter on your mashed potatoes. Love your marinade and what is better with steak than potatoes. Have a safe and happy holiday weekend. TAke Care, BAM

  22. This steak looks perfect and I love these fantastic flavors — hope that you guys enjoy a perfect 4th!

  23. First of all I have to say I love the sound of your skinny tips – great idea coming from a string bean like you. :-). This marinade is packed with flavor. A great blend of ingredients I will be sure to try. Happy 4th.

  24. This marinade sounds delicious, and I’d love to try it at our house, too.

  25. I love this type of marinade, it always gives steak such a great flavor!

  26. The perfect dish for the holiday… Happy 4th of July, Liz!

  27. I love this marinade and it is a great flavor combination. I haven’t made flank steak in a long time, but this sure makes me want it again 😀

  28. This marinade sounds wonderful. Soy sauce, garlic, and ginger is a great combination. The flank steak looks really yummy.

  29. Love summer grilling and this marinade sounds fantastic! Looks so juicy and flavorful!

  30. I have no problems with your marinaded meat recipes. It’s grilling season so I’m loving the new ideas. There are two flake steaks in the freezer, so one of them will be grilled with this marinade. It does look perfect! Thanks!

  31. I have a very similar recipe that my Dad has been using for years. It’s my favorite marinade for beef!


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