How To Cook Beef Flank Steak?

Is flank steak a tough meat?

The meat has a lot of tough fibers running through it and is fairly lean.

It’s a thicker, wider cut of meat than skirt steak.

Flavor and texture: Flank steak has tons of intense beefy flavor but can be a little tough.

Eat it thinly sliced and cut against the grain for maximum tenderness.

How do you tenderize flank steak?

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How long does flank steak take to cook?

Grill the steak for 4-5 minutes per side, or until an internal thermometer reads 130-135 degrees F for medium rare or around 145 degrees for medium. Remove the steak from the grill to a cutting board and allow to rest for 10-15 minutes.

Does flank steak need to be marinated?

Flank steak is a lean, flavorful cut of meat that is probably best prepared marinated and cooked over a grill. But sometimes you just don’t have time to marinate the meat or deal with the grill. (For that see our grilled, marinated flank steak recipe.)