Spicy Flank Steak Recipe
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Spicy Flank Steak Recipe

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The cool and creamy sour cream is a wonderful accompaniment to the slightly spicy steak. If you prefer, you can grill the steak over medium-hot heat rather than broiling.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 beef flank steak (1 to 1-1/2 pounds)

Nutritional Facts

3 ounce-weight: 179 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 313mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 15g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic powder and celery salt; cover and refrigerate until serving. Combine the chili sauce, lime juice, pepper flakes and salt; brush on each side of steak.
  2. Broil 2-3 in. from the 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°). Let stand for 5 minutes. Cut across the thin strips. Serve with the sour cream sauce. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Spicy Flank Steak in Taste of Home Meals in Minutes Calendar Annual 2001

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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

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sandisibona User ID: 2154231 74528
Reviewed May. 6, 2012

"This is a great dish! It was quick and easy to make. Everyone loved it. It's not too spicy, it's just right. Definitely going into the regular rotation!"

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