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Garlic Soy Marinated Grilled Flank Steak

    This marinated grilled flank steak recipe is packed with tasty flavors and boasts a winning blend of Worcestershire sauce, garlic, soy sauce and spices.

    garlic soy marinated flank steak

    As a busy mom, I am often asked for tips to get dinner on the table faster. My answer is simple: Marinated, grilled meats are your friend (especially when the weather is ideal to grill!)

    Closeup garlic soy marinated flank steak on a plate

    My husband and boys love this garlic soy marinated grilled flank steak. It’s a tried-and-true dinner recipe in my household. The best part? The juicy, tender steak is packed with flavor and takes less than one hour to whip up.

    Marinade for flank steak

    How to Make Garlic Soy Marinated Grilled Flank Steak

    First, create the marinade by combining the soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and garlic together in a separate bowl.

    mixing marinade for garlic soy flank steak

    Next, use a whisk and stir the flavors together. This quick, homemade marinade is a great example of using ingredients you likely have on hand. Why buy a bottled marinade from the store (often with additional fillers, too much sodium and corn syrup) when you can make your own?

    flank steak in a pyrex cup

    After you create the marinade, add the flank steak to the bowl. Make sure every part of the steak is covered in the delicious garlic soy marinade you just created.

    marinading flank steak

    Allow the steak to soak in the marinade for at least 30 minutes or up to 8 hours. As your meat marinates, the beef tenderizes, resulting in a juicy, flavorful steak every time. Firing up the grill makes takeout less appealing and less takeout = fewer calories and more money to spend on new clothes, am I right?!

    Grilling flank steak

    Next, fire up your grill! Cook the flank steak on high heat for four to five minutes per side for medium-rare or longer for well done. You can use a meat thermometer to grill until it reaches your desired temperature.

    Garlic Soy Marinated Flank Steak being cut

    After you grill the steak, set it on a cutting board and slice to prepare for serving. For flank steak, you always want to cut it against the grain to help make your steak more tender. As a reminder, be sure to let the steak rest at least five minutes before slicing.

    Finished garlic soy marinated flank steak

    Finally, garnish the flank steak with fresh herbs and serve.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How far in advance can I marinate the flank steak?

    You can marinate the steak up to two days in advance.

    How long does it take to grill flank steak?

    I grill flank steak to medium-rare which takes about five minutes on the first side and another 4 minutes on the second side. Remove the steak from the grill at 120-125°F for rare steak, 130-140°F for medium-rare steak and 145°F for medium steak.

    Why do you need to let meat rest?

    The juices need time to redistribute, otherwise, they will flow away. Also, the residual heat will continue to cook the steak after you’ve removed it from the grill.

    Plate of garlic soy marinated flank steak

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    garlic soy marinated flank steak

    Garlic Soy Marinated Grilled Flank Steak

    4.25 stars average
    This flank steak recipe contains a winning blend of Worcestershire, soy sauce and spices.
    PREP: 35 mins
    COOK: 20 mins
    TOTAL: 55 mins
    Servings: 4


    • 1 ½ lb flank steak
    • ¼ cup soy sauce (low sodium)
    • 4 cloves garlic (grated)
    • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce


    • Place all ingredients in a bowl or large resealable plastic bag and coat steak evenly.
    • Marinade for 30 minutes or overnight.
    • Grill over high heat for 4 minutes per side for medium-rare or longer for well done.


    • This recipe is a great source of iron
    • If you’d like to make this recipe gluten-free, replace the soy sauce with Tamari


    Calories: 230kcalCarbohydrates: 5.5gProtein: 31.4gFat: 7.8gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 756mg

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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:


    1. Very good and easy too! Served with some tiger sauce and a panzanella-esq salad for a delicious, but low effort dinner. Thanks!

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