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Charcoal fired marinated flank steak

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This is a family secret for a quick but decadent anytime of the week meal.


  • 1 large flank steak
  • Italian dressing for marinade (enough to coat the steak thoroughly)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Optional garnishes: chopped fresh parsley, rosemary, or thyme


  1. Place the flank steak in a large resealable plastic bag or a shallow dish.
  2. Pour the Italian dressing over the steak, ensuring it’s completely coated. Seal the bag or cover the dish and refrigerate. Marinate for at least 4 hours, or overnight for deeper flavor.
  3. Preheat your charcoal grill to high heat. You’re looking for a temperature around 450-500°F (232-260°C) to achieve a good sear on the steak.
  4. Remove the steak from the marinade and let any excess drip off. Discard the remaining marinade.
  5. Season both sides of the steak with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Place the steak directly over the hot coals and grill for about 5-7 minutes on each side for medium-rare, depending on the thickness of the steak. Adjust the time if you prefer a different level of doneness.
  7. Use tongs to flip the steak only once, halfway through grilling, to get those beautiful char marks without disturbing the cooking process.
  8. Transfer the grilled steak to a cutting board and let it rest for at least 10 minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, ensuring a moist, tender bite.
  9. Slice the steak across the grain into thin strips to make it more tender and easier to eat.
  10. If desired, sprinkle freshly chopped herbs over the sliced steak for added color and a fresh flavor boost.
  • Author: Lucas Krammes
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