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Hot ‘n’ Spicy Flank Steak

With its flavorful marinade, Julee Wallberg’s flank steak makes a succulent meal. “I received this recipe from a friend, and it’s been a family favorite ever since.”—Julee Wallberg, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sherry or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 beef flank steak (1-1/2 pounds)


  • In a small bowl, combine the first 12 ingredients. Pour 1/3 cup marinade into a shallow dish; add steak and turn to coat. Cover; refrigerate for 1-3 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade for basting.
  • Lightly coat the grill rack. Grill steak, uncovered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°), basting frequently with remaining marinade. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Thinly slice steak across the grain.
Nutrition Facts
3 ounce-weight: 201 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 326mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.

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  • kckamargo63
    Aug 1, 2015

    Great marinade! We really liked this.

  • Larrisb
    Feb 25, 2013

    I LOVE this recipe!!! I have been making this recipe for years for family gatherings and it never fails to WOW!!Excellent blend of sweet,spicy,sour and salty!!

  • tmac88
    May 8, 2011

    Perfect blend of sweet and spicy. So easy to make!

  • JMD Fremont CA
    Mar 2, 2011

    The flavor of this steak was outstanding. It wasn't too hot but it had a little kick. Definitely a keeper.

  • berumen
    Mar 4, 2010

    This was so good. The whole family loved it. i used sesame oil insted of canola oil and a 1 3/4 london broil. 6 minutes on each side and it was perfect

  • novak749
    Jun 17, 2009

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