5 Ways to Cook Flank Steak

how to cook flank steak


Five Ways to Cook Flank Steak

When we think of beef in Texas, all too often, we go straight for the barbecue and ribeyes. But flank steak, which is long and flat from the butt of the cow, is versatile and can yield mega-flavor.

Great in fajitas, stir-frys or thrown atop a salad, the ways to prep this meat are as versatile as the recipes that channel its flavorful powers. In addition to its versatility, it's also budget friendly and one of the leaner cuts of beef. Here, we parse out the five best ways to cook it for dinner tonight.


Featured Flank Steak Recipes:

how to broil flank steak
Broiled: Ponzu & Honey Glazed Flank Steak
We know and love honey glazed hams, but this sweet and savory beef dish that uses honey, ginger, lime, and soy sauce won’t disappoint. Best yet? It’s a cinch to prep and takes only 10 minutes to prepare. Just set your broiler to the highest setting and brush beef with glaze to get the melded, sweet and savory flavors.
how to sautee flank steak
Sautéed: Easy Pepper Steak
This ultra-easy recipe can be a great start to a fajita feast if properly prepared. It calls for onions and peppers, but when making stir-frys, remember that it’s easy to swap in your favorite veggies like zucchini and squash in place of onions and peppers.
how to pan sear flank steak
Pan Seared: Flank Steak with Mushrooms and Pearl Onions
If you want your flank steak to be the main-attraction, look no further than this well-seasoned and flavorful rendition. The Worcestershire and red wine sauce brings out the full flavors and by pan-searing each side, it retains a nice char that complements fresh veggies nicely. Talk about All American!
how to grill flank steak
Grilled: Cajun Flank Steak
The traditional Mexican carne asada looks strikingly similar to this Cajun grilled steak recipe, give or take a few spices (remember that you can swap those out depending on your taste). Grilling adds a nice irresistible char and smoky flavor unlike any other cooking method. Amp up the spiciness or take it down a notch with your own marinade or rub. If you want to send smoke signals, here’s your beef.
how to make flank steak pinwheels
Pinwheel: Spinach & Feta Pinwheels
The appetizer to top all others: grilled pinwheeled flank steak with bread crumbs, feta cheese, and spinach takes a few minutes to prep and combine all ingredients. Once it’s cooking on the grill, this deceptively simple recipe will impress not only for presentation but for taste every time. 


Looking for more flank steak recipes? Browse all H-E-B Flank Steak Recipes



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