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Sesame-Pepper Flank Steak

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.


8 servings

Peppery, yet sweet, this tender Flank Steak will be the perfect ending to a day at the office. – Vera Reid, Laramie, Wyoming


  • 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)


  1. In a shallow dish, combine the first 8 ingredients. Score the surface of the beef with shallow diagonal cuts, making diamond shapes; place in dish and turn to coat. Cover; refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Lightly oil 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 thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°).
  3. Let stand for 5 minutes; thinly slice across the grain.

Nutrition Facts

3 ounce-weight: 197 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 220mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat.

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