Sesame-Pepper Flank Steak Recipe

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Peppery, yet sweet, this tender Flank Steak will be the perfect ending to a day at the office. – Vera Reid, Laramie, Wyoming
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 beef flank steak (2 pounds)

Nutritional Facts

3 ounces cooked beef equals 197 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 54 mg cholesterol, 220 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first eight ingredients. Score the surface of the beef with shallow diagonal cuts, making diamond shapes; place in bag. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill beef, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°).
  3. Let stand for 5 minutes; thinly slice across the grain. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Sesame-Pepper Flank Steak in Taste of Home August/September 2010, p48

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Feb. 19, 2011

"Wonderful flavor!"

Reviewed Aug. 3, 2010

"In our neck of the woods, a flank steak is a flat, heavily muscled cut of meat. For every recipe that calls for flank, I substitute london broil. This is a GREAT marinade, this is straight to the recipe box. The entire family loved it - and I think the beef would really work well on a green salad too."

Reviewed Aug. 3, 2010

"Such good flavor. My family likes alot of flavor so I marinated for 1 1/2 days. Great! and easy"

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