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Beef is always the top choice for a celebratory meal at our house. To celebrate the week before classes commenced, I pulled this Marinated Grilled Ginger Flank Steak recipe from my archives for a special meal that didn’t break the bank.

Marinated Grilled Ginger Flank Steak  on a white plate with corn on the cob, broccoli and potato wedges

Marinated Grilled Ginger Flank Steak

Flank steak is one of my youngest’s favorite entreesWhen he was a toddler and would request “steak” for dinner, I didn’t have to pick up pricey filet mignon as flank steak was his steak of choice.  Now he has no qualms about ordering rib eyes, filets or New York strips when we’re dining out. Ouch on the pocketbook!

I’d prefer my beef on this scrumptious Grilled Romaine Steak Salad, but I can’t convince the menfolk to change their ways . But you can easily make a restaurant-worthy, yet budget friendly, beef entree at home with only four simple requirements!

Marinated Grilled Ginger Flank Steak slices on a white dinner plate with vegetables

Four Musts for this Fabulous Beef

  • Number one is simple, you need a grill. My hubby prefers charcoal for those lovely nuances provided by the heat and smoke. But any grill will do.
  • Number two is a decent meat thermometer. You can go techy and get one that works with your iphone, like this iGrill2 Complete Master Kit , or go old fashioned with an Instant Read Digital Meat Thermometer. This way you can ensure your meat is not over-cooked or under-cooked.  The latter can always be tossed back on the grill, but overcooked beef cannot be remedied.
  • Number 3 is buying Certified Angus Beef Brand beef. Their standards are more stringent than any other beef and you can tell the difference from your first bite. Check their Store Locator to find the nearest market near you.
  • And Number 4 is having a terrific marinade recipe! That’s what I’ve provided for you today. The Asian flavors from soy, ginger and garlic are perfect with beef.

I have a binder for beef recipes that includes at least 10 flank steak marinades, and I just happened to have all these ingredients on hand.  It made for a quick, delicious meal, although the charcoal grill (never the griller…haha) cooked the beef beyond his preferred almost mooing rare stage to a nicer pink medium rare, my preference. One of us doesn’t think he needs a meat thermometer. No matter how you like your beef cooked, this Marinated Grilled Ginger Flank Steak is a winner!

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Marinated Grilled Ginger Flank Steak

A simple marinade makes an elegant, restaurant-worthy entree for your family or even company! This recipe is adapted from Bon Appetit.

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: varies
  • Category: Meat, Beef, BBQ
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: American, Asian-American


  • 1/2 cup soy
  • 1/2 cup Mirin
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons peeled minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 12 flank steaks, I use Certified Angus Beef brand


  1. Combine the first six ingredients in a gallon zip lock bag and mix well. Add flank steaks and allow to marinate at least 2 hours and up to one day.
  2. Grill to desired doneness. Let rest 10 minutes under foil. Cut across the grain to serve.


Tip: With a sharp knife, score the flank steak against the grain, cutting only about 1/16th of an inch into the meat at 1½-2-inch intervals to increase the surface area of the meat. This will allow the marinade to penetrate even better.

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54 comments on “Marinated Grilled Ginger Flank Steak #BestBeef”

  1. Flank doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Perfectly done!

  2. Lizzy..this dish is very inviting, especially for my husband who loves any kind of steak. I’ll have to search the stores for mirin and make this for him.He likes his steaks to be marinated.

    Thanks for sharing. :-)))

  3. This flank steak looks tender and delicious.

  4. Your description here is making me hungry. I too like flank steak, mainly because of its versatility. I can think of numerous possibilities. Love the asian recipe here, especially when it is grilled-yum! Have a great day.

  5. When your son was young, he went for taste. Now he understand meat cuts better, he goes for class, and taste comes second:)

  6. The steak marinade sounds yummy, and the steak looks great! I love thinly sliced steak!

  7. I wish I was as organized as you to have a binder! I’m lucky my piles are neat! I love flank steak, too. I grew up as the family cook and flank steak was one easy meal to prepare. We just didn’t have fresh ginger or — heaven forbid! mirin — back then. This would have made me a hit. I’m saving it in my pile.

  8. Yum, I love ginger, and I haven’t had flank steak in a long time. Seems like it’s time for a change!

  9. What a wonderful use of Flank steak…
    This marinade sounds so good and easy…

  10. I’m going to look for the mirin…. this dish is inviting me!!! 😀 , hugs, Flavia

  11. Marinades make such a difference. I don’t have one particular one I call my own, so I will definitely try yours Lizzy.

  12. Delicious and simple! I love beef marinades, especially since you can still use them with pretty much any cut of meat! I tend to go super cheap and marinate london broil steaks, but I do love me some flank steak!!

  13. Very nicely grilled Lizzy and am sure your son would have enjoyed it very much.

    I have been not so well since of late and am still in the stage of recovering.

  14. I might have said this before but I am loving the new blog design!
    Great recipe. I am also a big fan of flank steak, especially with marinades!

  15. What a great marinade…I love ginger and I bet the mirin adds wonderful depth of flavor, yum!

  16. Oooh, a savory dish! Yummy!!! I am a fan of flank steak as well, this looks great. And I am like your son, and go for a nice mooing pink : )

  17. dear Lizzy I love these steaks and look delicious! gloria

  18. YUM! Fresh ginger is one of my favorite flavors. Great idea to use it with steak!

  19. There needs to be an easier/faster way to marinate steaks because I just want steak and end up up cooking it with very little seasoning…

  20. Wow perfect medium rare steak! It’s nice to see a Japanese condiment in the ingredient. 😉

  21. Your flank steak looks perfect, Lizzy! I love that the marinade you used has Mirin in it. I’m a fan of it because of the sweet flavor and sheen it adds to food! 🙂

  22. Lizzie this marinade is outstanding. I love ginger and the rest of the Asian flavors here. What a fantastic way to prepare a steak. Mmmmmm!

  23. The steak looks very tender and perfectly done , I have to get my hands on mirin to try this out .

  24. Love the simple marinate for the steak. Sometimes less is more!

  25. Sounds wonderful! I have never cooked flank steak at home – my excuse, I don’t know what to buy at the store. I have never seen Flank Steak on a package at the store – so I don’t know which to pick!

  26. Great marinade for this. I need to stock up on these ingredients. Nicely cooked! Just the way I like it.

  27. Yum – that looks perfect to me! We do a similar marinade for beef tips on the grill – I love the balsamic vinegar in this one!

  28. I think flank steak is drastically underused, and the marinade sounds terrific!

  29. This looks delicious! Great recipe! 🙂

  30. I love how simple this recipe is, but I bet it’s packed with flavor! The marinade sounds so tasty!

  31. REally Cooked to perfection nice job Lizzy~

  32. I’ll take any marinade that includes ginger. And, it is meat, and grilled, so I know I can handle this. Bummer that your son’s upped the ante on his steak though. 🙂

  33. This sounds wonderful. Makes me want to make beef fajitas which I also do with flank steak. Love the ingredients. Thanks for sharing.

  34. yummy! I think I’m having steak sometime this weekend 🙂

  35. I love flank steak….it’s such a versatile meat that takes well to marinade…and this one is cooked perfectly!

  36. Oh I use mirin to do my steak too:D This is done perfectly.

  37. I love flank steak! It’s hard to find in Israel since they butcher their cows differently, but I’ve been able to get it here and there. This marinade is right up my alley 🙂

  38. I swear I never see flank steak here in Canada. Not sure why. Kind of weird. I always see people use it and talk about it. But I can never actually find it. I must look into this. Maybe our cows are flankless, who knows. Lol. This is super yummy. I am a total steak chick as is mini-me. Gonna have to try this out.

  39. cook perfectly! loves the color!
    lovely fusion sty of steak lizzy 🙂 buzzed!

  40. This is cooked to perfection for the Mr. And I am Loving the marinade.

  41. Oh, great recipe…I’m a fan of steak and this sounds quite tasty with ginger. Yum!

  42. Considering, that we only eat steak about once a month, Flank Steak is our choice. Love the recipe you shared, Lizzy, and for sure I am printing this out to make it next time. Yumm!!!

  43. Love marinated flank steak. Have a soy-red wine-scallion-go-to marinade so you know I’m going to try this. Can you teach your son to love chuck?

  44. LOL, Claudia…we had pot roast last week and he was griping about it. Thank goodness hubby and I both love it…I’m sure Nick will like it so much more after a year of dorm food when he’s off to college next year!

    Thanks, everyone for all your kind comments~xo

  45. My kinda dinner! LOVE IT!

  46. I see so many recipes for flank steak but have trouble finding it at my local markets (or when I do find it – its almost comparable in price to rib eye!). Is there an appropriate substitute or should I just spend a little more from time to time and pick one up?

  47. Kita, you’re not the only one having trouble finding flank steaks…especially at a decent price. They used to be quite reasonable until they gained popularity…but they shouldn’t be as costly as a rib eye..yikes.

    Here are some other names to look for:

    Bavette (French)
    Flank Steak Fillet
    Jiffy Steak
    London Broil

    If you can find a market that consistently carries these, you might just watch for a sale. Hope you can find a deal one of these days~

  48. This sounds wonderful and certainly cooked perfectly!

  49. I really think flank steak is under used and it used to be really difficult to find (at least here). Love the ginger angle here!

  50. What caught my eye from this post is that corn, it look delicious. I have been enjoying this summer vegetable.

  51. The flank looks perfect, Liz! But I have to confess, I am not much of a flank user, and that’s largely due to the fact my supermarket does not usually have it. I have to try harder to find flank because 1) it’s delicious and 2) it’s a bang for your buck!

  52. I can’t let Kurt see this! I’ve been cooking mostly vegetarian lately, and he’d love a steak dinner. The ginger marinade sounds great, and it’s perfect for the grill.

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