Ask a chef and they’ll tell you that flank steak is one of the most underrated cuts of beef. It may not be the first type of steak that comes to mind, but you’ve probably had it at least a few times before. It pops up in everything from Chinese stir-fry to steak tacos, and with good reason. It’s an extremely versatile cut that can easily be grilled, broiled or braised quickly and flavorfully. Plus, it won’t break the bank, like other cuts of meat. (We’re looking at you, filet mignon.) So head to your local butcher and try one of these 11 foolproof flank steak recipes.
11 Foolproof Flank Steak Recipes You Need to Try at Home
Grilled Flank Steak With Lemon-herb Sauce
The key to bold steak flavors? A quick, one-hour herb-and-garlic marinade. Eat it now and thank us later.
Flank Steak Tacos With Cucumber Salsa
Beef and tacos go together like peanut butter and jelly, and this flank steak version is a must try. (You might want to make a double batch of the cucumber and scallion salsa.)
Mustard Marinated Flank Steak And Arugula Salad
Mustard pairs fabulously with hamburgers. Why not add some to your flank steak marinade? Dijon mustard adds a nice tang to the arugula salad, too.
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30-minute Vietnamese Beef And Crispy Rice Bowl
This one-pan dish features tons of Vietnamese flavor, thanks to two tasty ingredients: oyster sauce and fish sauce.
Grilled Flank Steak With Balsamic-mint Fig Salsa
We can’t say we ever thought about topping flank steak (or any steak for that matter) with balsamic-dressed figs and mint. We had no idea what we were missing.
Asian Steak Pepper Kabobs
There’s just something about meat on a stick that makes dinner extra fun. Spice up your meal with these Asian-inspired flank steak kabobs.
Thai Beef Bowls With Rice Noodles
Stir-fry doesn’t have to involve rice. Case in point? This stir-fried flank steak tossed with vermicelli, lettuce, snap peas and red chili peppers.
French Dip Sandwich
The key ingredient in this classic sandwich? Flank steak. (And don’t forget the au jus.)
Garlic Sesame Noodles
Trust us: You can’t go wrong with this 30-minute noodle recipe. Chopsticks are optional but encouraged.