Flank Steak Recipe

Grilled Marinated Flank Steak

Real Restaurant Beef Recipe

This restaurant Flank Steak Recipe symbolizes one of the great pleasures I've had over the past 30 years of being in the restaurant business.

I have met and worked with many competent chefs (and a few who were not) who have generously shared recipes and experiences.

This marinated steak recipe was given to me by one of those "guest" chefs I met. This restaurant recipe is the one still used at the restaurant for grilled or broiled marinated flank steak. It is a favorite restaurant beef recipe. The marinade makes it so.

Can you believe a chef going by the name of "Dash?" I know that was not his real name, but he liked it because he said every chef likes to add a dash of this or a dash of that to make a recipe his or her own.

So thanks to chef Dash, here is a wonderfully delicious Restaurant Marinated Flank Steak Recipe. And yes, the marinade recipe is critical, and so is not over cooking the steak and making certain you are using quality beef.

"London Broil" is a cooking term referring to the way the meat is often cooked.

"Flank Steak" is a cut of meat that originated in the United States in the 1930's.

The preparation of London Broil typically involves marinating the meat for several hours or more and then cooking it in an oven broiler or on a grill.

It is usually served in thin slices ("London Broil"), cut across the grain at a 45 degree angle across the grain.

Marinated Flank Steak Recipe

Favorite Restaurant Beef Recipe

Preparation time: 15 minutes after marinated and cooked. A 1 - 2 pound piece must marinade over night. Approximately 4 servings.


  • 1 quart of traditional style beer (Oh! we are off to a great start!)
  • 10 ounces of honey
  • 1/2 pound brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons whole cloves
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons orange zest (grated orange peel; do NOT grate white part under the orange peel)
  • 3 tablespoons of diced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (do you have a mortar and pestle ?)
  • 1 1/2 - 2 pounds of flank steak (I buy “natural” beef)



  • Combine all these wonderful ingredients into a large enough pan or container to marinate the amount of meat you are preparing.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and marinate 1 - 2 pound steaks over night (turn meat two - three times to coat)
  • Remove meat from marinade; lightly grease grill rack and preheat grill to medium hot
  • Grill until medium rare (about 3 1/2 minutes per side, i.e. turn once) or until desired doneness (yes, please use a meat thermometer - I do and so do my chefs) Meat temp should read 140 degrees F
  • Remove the meat from the grill at 140 degrees F and tent meat with foil and let stand for 7 minutes. It will reach a temperature of 145 degrees F while standing (medium rare)
  • Thinly slice across the grain to serve
  • Serve with horseradish sauce and/or au jus or your favorite meat sauce (the meat is wonderful without any sauce, also)

Enjoy your restaurant flank steak recipe and the company of those you share it with!


Did you know? London Broil is the name of a recipe or method of cooking; it is not the name of a cut of beef. The recipe first appeared in print in the U.S. in the early 1930's, and consisted of marinated flank steak, broiled or grilled and sliced thinly across the grain.