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Grilled Flank Steak with Lemon Basil Marinade

A marinade featuring lemon and basil makes this cut of beef tender and delicious. The recipe is from Evelyn Robbins of Norridgewock, Maine, who relates, "I do all the preparation, and my husband does the grilling—we make quite a team!"
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 beef flank steak (1 pound)


  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Add steak and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 4-24 hours.
  • Drain and discard marinade. Grill steak, covered, over medium heat for 8-10 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°). Slice steak diagonally.

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  • DWare5883
    Jul 28, 2019

    Used New York strip steaks and it was delicious.

  • lurky27
    Oct 17, 2010

    This is the first recipe we made on our new grill. We loved it!~ Theresa