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Beer-Marinated Grilled Flank Steak

Thought beer was just for drinking? Think again! In this recipe, beer makes for a tender and juicy flank steak loaded with flavor.

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Beer marinade makes for a tender and juicy grilled flank steak infused with a slightly hoppy, malty flavor. Be sure to use an amber ale, not a dark beer, for the best flavor. The marinade also includes Dijon mustard, which adds some tang and emulsifies the mixture; minced onion and garlic, two savory seasoning staples; and soy sauce, for a layer of umami and enhanced complexity in the steak’s flavor. 

To infuse all of those flavors, prepare the marinade the night before. Pour the mixture into a resealable bag, slide the steak inside, and let it sit. The next day, it’ll be ready to throw on the grill. Serve with coleslaw and corn on the cob for a perfect midsummer-night barbecue.

Beer-Marinated Grilled Flank Steak

Servings
8
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Duration
510 min

Ingredients

  • 1 small white onion, minced (about ¾ cup)
  • 3 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 3 Tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (12-oz.) bottle amber or nut-brown beer (not dark beer)
  • 2 lb. flank steak, trimmed
  • High-heat cooking oil (such as grapeseed or safflower), as needed
  • ½ tsp. fine sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. fresh ground black pepper

Preparation

  1. In a large bowl, mix onion, mustard, soy sauce, rosemary, and garlic. Stir in beer. Place steak in a large resealable bag or container, and pour marinade over steak. Seal bag, and turn to coat. Refrigerate overnight, turning occasionally.
  2. Heat a grill to medium-high. Remove steak from marinade, and scrape off any excess marinade; discard marinade. Season steak with oil, salt, and pepper. Grill steak for about 5 to 6 minutes per side, turning once, for medium-rare doneness, or 7 to 8 minutes per side for medium doneness. (NOTE: Test with an instant-read thermometer; steak should register 145°F in thickest part for medium doneness.) Let rest 5 minutes, and thinly slice against the grain.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1/8 of recipe
  • Calories 160
  • Carbohydrate Content 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol Content 65 mg
  • Fat Content 7 g
  • Fiber Content 0 g
  • Protein Content 23 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 3 g
  • Sodium Content 188 mg
  • Sugar Content 0 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 0 g