Hot 'n' Spicy Flank Steak Recipe
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Hot 'n' Spicy Flank Steak Recipe

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With its flavorful marinade, Julee Wallberg’s flank steak makes a succulent meal. “I received this recipe from a friend, and it’s been a family favorite ever since.”—Julee Wallberg, Salt Lake City, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sherry or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 beef flank steak (1-1/2 pounds)

Nutritional Facts

3 ounce-weight: 201 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 326mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0g fiber), 22g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first 12 ingredients. Pour 1/3 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add steak. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 1-3 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade for basting.
  2. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill steak, uncovered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°), basting frequently with remaining marinade. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Thinly slice steak across the grain. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Hot 'n' Spicy Flank Steak in Light & Tasty June/July 2007, p61

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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kckamargo63 230545
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2015

"Great marinade! We really liked this."

Larrisb 154524
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2013

"I LOVE this recipe!!! I have been making this recipe for years for family gatherings and it never fails to WOW!!

Excellent blend of sweet,spicy,sour and salty!!"

tmac88 166705
Reviewed May. 8, 2011

"Perfect blend of sweet and spicy. So easy to make!"

JMD Fremont CA 106342
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2011

"The flavor of this steak was outstanding. It wasn't too hot but it had a little kick. Definitely a keeper."

berumen 166357
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2010

"This was so good. The whole family loved it. i used sesame oil insted of canola oil and a 1 3/4 london broil. 6 minutes on each side and it was perfect"

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