I wish I could have steak every day. If I could afford it I would, but we all know how that goes and I wind up with a refrigerator full of ground meat, chicken thighs, and pork chops. Which isn’t a bad thing at all, and I’ll just keep telling myself I’d be sick of steak if I had it more than once or twice a month. Sure I’d be. Anyway, when I do wind up buying steak I want to make sure I don’t royally F!@# it up because that would be really, really sad and traumatic for the cheap-a** in me. So, I try to keep it pretty simple. With good (enough) meat, the simple stuff usually works well.
This week has been chaotic with back-to-school nerves, papers flooding the house and lots of other stuff that I can’t even pinpoint but is making me crazy somehow. Did you ever feel so busy but when someone asks you what you need to do you realize you’re not even sure what it is? Or that it’s 50 different small things that are each so little and disjointed they each take up twice the time you’d think? Like for example, today I spent a good 2 hours attempting to locate “slippers” with a “hard rubber sole” that my daughter’s teacher wants “before the weekend,” along with gallon ziplock bags, bottled water, bananas, baby wipes and seriously only half of that was accomplished before my son and I needed to leave to go pick up my kindergartener who has half days for the next week. Sorry for the run on, but that’s how this week is going. Busy with busy work is not the way I like to spend time. It’s like getting a masters degree and then being asked to construct a shoe box at your internship, but that’s really just a whole ‘nother story.
Perfectly Simple Marinated Flank Steak with Broiled Veggies
- 1.5-2 lbs flank steak
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup coconut aminos
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1 tsp dried ginger
- 1 med zucchini cut in half lengthwise and sliced
- 1/2 cup grape tomatoes sliced in half
- 1 small onion thinly sliced
- 2 cloves garlic thinly sliced
- 1/2 tsp fine grain sea salt
- 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 2 tbsp crumbled goat cheese *optional*
The meat will need to marinate for 3-4 hours at least so plan accordingly!
In a large, shallow bowl or dish, whisk all the marinade ingredients together with a fork until well combined. Put the uncooked steak in the bowl and coat on both sides. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 3 hours and up to 10, flipping a couple of times to fully coat.
About 1 hour before you will cook the steak, remove from refrigerator and set on the countertop, still covered, to return to room temp before cooking. Turn again to coat with marinade.
In a large bowl, combine the veggies, salt, and coconut oil and toss to coat. Preheat the broiler to "hi" and arrange the veggies in a single layer on a foil lined baking sheet. Broil for 10 minutes, stir, and continue to broil until cooked to preference. if adding goat cheese, sprinkle it over the veggies for the last minute or so.
Before putting the veggies in, heat a large, heavy bottomed saute pan over med-hi to hi heat. Discard the leftover marinade and cook the steak in the hot pan for about 4 minutes on each side for med, depending on thickness. I cooked 2 steaks and one was thicker and took 5 minutes per side.
Wrap the steaks in foil while you deal with the veggies and then slice them to preference, going with the grain of the steak. Serve sliced with lots of veggies and enjoy!
How often do you eat steak? Do you have a favorite marinade recipe? Do you ever cook steak stove-top? Are you a fan of goat cheese?
Reader Reviews & Comments
Yes! Thank you so much for this. I am going to buy flank steak this weekend and try this out. I’ve never cooked steak on the stove top (hopefully my smoke alarm doesn’t go off haha) but I will let you know how it turns out… but if it’s pretty, you’ll see it on Instagram 🙂
Awesome! I think it would be hard to go wrong with this. But definitely put the fan on! That always keeps the smoke alarm off for me 🙂
Soy/aminos are so great for using in marinades because it really helps to break things down and tenderize the meat, as it were. I don’t order or cook steak very often, mostly because I am a bit discerning about it, but a good steak is simply delicious!
Soy sauce I’d imagine would work the same. I’m not particularly discerning with steak (although I’ve had bad ones for sure!) but this is pretty simple so good meat and enough marinating time should ensure a good turnout!
Linda @ Fit Fed and Happy says
Ah! Is your secret ingredient coconut aminos? 🙂
I think gluten free soy sauce could be okay too. I only use aminos for marinades so not sure how it would compare.
Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine says
Love how simple this is! We don’t have a grill so I am still figuring how the best way to cook steak on the stove. I have no idea what coconut aminos are. I guess I can look into them but I’m wondering 1) are they expensive and 2) are they a necessary part of the recipe? I already have all the other stuff for the marinade on hand which is nice!
Also usually when I read people’s recipes posts I just skip to the recipe but your intros are always so entertaining!
Coconut aminos is just like soy sauce, but from coconut instead of soy! I think if you can’t find it (health food store should have, or whole foods) gluten free soy sauce would work too. Or probably any soy sauce if you aren’t sensitive!
And thanks! I feel strange just posting a recipe so try to make it somewhat entertaining 🙂
Kirtley Freckleton@The Gist of Fit says
Even though I’m heading toward the vegan route–I still LOVE collecting tips to cook a suuuper good steak!!! It’s always impressive when the girl can cook a killer steak ya know?
Thanks for sharing your secrets!! You cook some killer things!
Thanks! Definitely not vegan but maybe give it a try if you’re in a meat mood!
omg I LOVE steak!!! I seriously feel like my blood craves it, but I never eat it as much as I wish I could either. The only reason is even read about the Blood Type Diet is because I am an ‘O’ type and need red meat and basically thrive on a primal diet, which in reality I really do. And my boyfriend is a ‘B’ and is a pescatarian, and can’t stand meat. It’s so weird!!! I’m not a scientist or doctor but sometimes I wonder. Oh well. whatever works, works!
This recipe looks yummy, and I happen to love Goat Cheese on occasion 🙂
I am an O type as well, very interesting and works for me!
I have to have steak once a week. I always marinate it in McCormick brown sugar bourbon (not paleo, but so delicious) and it’s always a grassfed ribeye. YUM. Bonus points when I serve it with roasted beets and goat cheese.
Yum! I love grassfed ribeye so much. And roasted beets are on my plate often (although usually with salad.) Steak fans unite!
That looks DELICIOUS!! I realized a couple months ago that I love steak too. I’m not even ashamed to admit it. It’s by FAR my fave night of the week! And the shoe box constructing story is one I would love to hear (I love your stories!)
That looks delicious! I realized recently that steak is my favorite meal night of the week! I’m not even ashamed to admit how much I love it!
And the shoe box story sounds like one I want to hear bc I love your stories!! Have a great weekend, Michele!!
That looks and sounds delicious and i”m not even a huge steak fan! I actually just started eating beef again after 15 years of not. So I’m easing myself back in. We just purchased 40lbs of grass-fed beef so I’ve got some recipe testing to do!
GiGi Eats Celebrities says
AWWW YA! Nothing like a perfectly marinaded flank steak on a warm end of summer evening 🙂
Yup, so good!
Welcome to Mommyhood says
I neeeeeeeed to buy steak. We always buy it in bulk when it’s on sale, thinking we’ll spread it out for the month :/ always fails and we end up eating it all within two weeks and have to wait until the next sale. I’m with you on keeping recipes for nice meats simple! I’m excited to try this the next time we stock up 🙂
When I have steak we eat it right away! Everyone likes it so it’s a big treat 🙂