Southwest Flank Steak Recipe
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Southwest Flank Steak Recipe

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A perfectly balanced rub imparts deep flavors without the muss and fuss of a marinade that can often be time-consuming when you've got a hungry crowd to feed.— Kenny Fisher, Lancaster, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 beef flank steak (1-1/2 pounds)

Nutritional Facts

3 ounces cooked beef: 219 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 127mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; rub over steak.
  2. On a greased grill rack, grill steak, covered, 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°).
  3. Let stand for 5 minutes. To serve, thinly slice across the grain. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Southwest Flank Steak in Healthy Cooking June/July 2012, p58

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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

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mjlouk User ID: 1712085 126341
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2012

"The coating charred making the steak taste awful."

Anishia User ID: 5965727 185122
Reviewed May. 25, 2012

"This recipe was good but not excellent because the blend of the rub seasonings were not satisfactory. The rub's flavor was very dull but the meat came out good."

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