Red Wine Marinated Flank Steak

by Kelli on October 2, 2013

Add some serious flavor to your steak with this red wine-soy sauce marinade.

Red Wine Marinated Flank Steak

This right here is one of the reasons I cannot ever be vegetarian.  I love a good steak waaayyyyy too much!  I only eat red meat every couple weeks, but man do I love it!

Red Wine Marinated Flank Steak

I never used to cook steak at home.  Like, ever.  It wasn’t even on my radar.  I ate it at restaurants and when I was visiting my parents and had the chance to fire up their grill.  Huge mistake.  Huuuggeeee.  I can’t make up for lost steak-eating time, but hopefully I can prevent you from falling into the same trap.

I had a list of reasons why I didn’t cook steak at home.  And by reasons, I mean excuses.  It was silly.  If we’re being honest here, the real reason I didn’t indulge my tastebuds with something as wonderous as Red Wine Marinated Flank Steak was because I wasn’t entirely sure of how to cook it or how long to cook the meat.  I  know what you’re thinking….Kelli, why didn’t you just turn to your BFF Google…that’s where all the answers are.  I know, you’re right.  Simple solution.  But here’s the other lame part, at the time, cooking steak at home was sort of new and uncharted territory and I was scared of failing.  So, instead of trying, I missed out on a lot of good meat over the past 10+ years.  Thankfully that’s all behind me know.

It’s as easy as this…fire up your cast iron skillet or grill pan, get it really hot, seared your flank steak on one side, flip and sear it on the other side.

Red Wine Marinated Flank Steak

There are a few go-to recipes every cook needs to have no hand – a great recipe for simple roast chicken (this is coming your way soon!), an impressive dessert that’s deceptively easy to make (please excuse the horrendous photos), classic chocolate chip cookies and of course, a trusty, flavor-packed steak marinade.

Red Wine Marinated Flank Steak

This go-to marinade combines red wine (I usually use pinot noir or cabernet, but you can use what you have open), soy sauce, garlic and chopped onion.  For maximum flavor marinate your steak for about 24 hours.  But, even if you only have a couple hours, you’ll be wowed about the well rounded, savory flavors in every bite of meat.

Red Wine Marinated Flank Steak

Yield: Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 (1 - 1 1/2 pound) flank steak
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion (dried)
  • sea salt
  • fresh ground pepper

Instructions

Whisk together the olive oil, wine, soy sauce, garlic and chopped onion. Place the steak in a large baking dish and pour the marinade over top. Alternatively, you can also marinade the steak in a large Ziploc bag. Flip the steak over a couple times, so that it's fully coated with the marinade. Cover and place in the refrigerator. Marinate the steak for at least 2 hours, but up to 24 hours, flipping the meat over at least once.

When you're ready to cook, remove the meat from the refrigerator, discard the marinade and season the meat on both side with salt and pepper.

Heat a large grill pan or large cast iron pan over medium-high heat. Add the steak to the pan and sear 7-10 minutes, per side, depending on the thickness of the meat and you preferred level of doneness.

Remove the meat from the pan and let it rest for 5 minutes. Slice the steak against and grain and serve immediately.

Notes

For medium rare, cook the steak approximately 7 minutes per side. For medium, cook the meat approximately 10 minutes per side.

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Red Wine Marinated Flank Steak

Enjoy!

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Milk and Honey October 2, 2013 at 8:05 AM

Your steak looks awesome… and I just ate a humongous steak for dinner.

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Kelli October 2, 2013 at 9:21 AM

Thanks so much!

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Tracey October 2, 2013 at 8:27 AM

Oh my word, this sounds so heavenly! I was the same way with steak for a while, but so glad I got over my fear. We’ll make up for lost time now :)

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Kelli October 2, 2013 at 9:23 AM

Thank heavens our steak-free days are over!

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Julia October 2, 2013 at 9:15 AM

I could never be vegetarian either…I can eat me pounds and pounds of veggies, but meat has a pretty solid place in my life ;) Your steak looks delicious and perfect – will definitely be trying that marinade, mmmhmmm!

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Kelli October 2, 2013 at 9:24 AM

Thanks, Julia! You’re going to luuvvvv this marinade!

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Joanne October 3, 2013 at 6:59 AM

That red wine marinade sounds awesome. It’s really too bad there’s no good vegetarian steak counterpart otherwise I’d be all over this!

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Kelli October 4, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Thanks, Joanne! I so wish I could find you a veggie counterpart for this awesomeness!

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Amy @ Elephant Eats October 3, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Mmm, I absolutely love wine-marinated flank steak. It’s so flavorful! Yours came out beautifully :)

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Kelli October 4, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Thanks, Amy!

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Mimi October 4, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Yum. This looks fabulous!

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Kelli October 4, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Thanks, Mimi!

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