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Ginger Marinated Flank Steak

Ginger Marinated Flank Steak | Magnolia Days

Grilling season has arrived! Actually, I grill most all year long. I have a very nice stainless steel 5-burner grill on the deck by my kitchen. The winters here are mild and it rarely snows so I can use it almost any time. I very much enjoy cooking on the grill. The flavor is outstanding and there is less mess in the kitchen. Steaks are my number one choice.

My grill has spoiled me. It is so easy to cook with. I can turn it on and check the temperature with the gauge on the lid. I know it so well I can cook by setting and time. We had some friends over for steaks a while back. One followed me to the grill and said he wanted to watch what I did because I grill so well. Easy. Steaks on, set the timer, flip steaks, set the timer, remove steaks. It probably did not help him much but that is my method.

The key is to use and learn your grill. Practice often! A great recipe to try is this ginger marinated flank steak. I found the original recipe in Southern Living back in 2005. I clipped it from the magazine and added it to my recipe book. I searched and located it on My Recipes website. I adapted it to use fresh grated ginger and my method for cooking.

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Ginger Marinated Flank Steak

Ginger marinated flank steak has the flavors of ginger, soy sauce, garlic, lime, and brown sugar. Grill it then use it in tacos, burritos, or enchiladas.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 25 minutes
Servings 4 to 6 servings
Author Renee


  • 1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 garlic gloves chopped
  • 1 beef flank steak 1 to 2 pounds


  1. In a large zip-top plastic bag, combine oil, soy sauce, brown sugar, lime juice, ginger, red pepper flakes, and garlic. Stir to combine ingredients. Add flank steak to the marinade. Seal bag and place in refrigerator to marinate at least 8 hours.
  2. Heat the grill to 450 to 500 degrees F. Remove steak from the marinade and place on the grill and cover with grill lid. Lower heat on the grill to about 400 degrees F. Grill approximately 4 to 5 minutes per side (for medium-rare) or to preferred doneness. Remove steak from grill and let stand 10 minutes.
  3. Cut steak at an angle across the grain into thin slices. Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

Ginger marinated flank steak has the flavors of ginger, soy sauce, garlic, lime, and brown sugar. Grill it then use it in tacos, burritos, or enchiladas.

What food do you like to grill? There are so many that benefit from cooking over an open flame. The flavor worth is alone. Keeping your kitchen cool in the hot summer is another benefit. Besides, hanging outside and smelling the steaks cooking is a sheer pleasure. Open a bottle of wine or grab an ice cold beer and let the grilling begin!

Recipe Rating


Wednesday 2nd of July 2014

I remember this recipe, and it was delicious! I seem to remember Southern Living recommended some sides to go with it. What do you usually serve as a side?


Saturday 5th of July 2014

I usually serve it with roasted potatoes and either green beans or a salad.

Jersey Girl Cooks

Sunday 20th of May 2012

This is such a nice easy weeknight meal. I love these flavors.


Sunday 20th of May 2012

Thanks! Any leftovers are great on salads or sandwiches too.


Friday 18th of May 2012

Ooo, this looks yummy. We can't BBQ all year around here, but I've still been known to BBQ in the snow :). This is definitely going on the meal plan for this week though - the weather is supposed to be beautiful in Ottawa!


Friday 18th of May 2012

Thank you Sasha! I hope you have a lovely weekend and enjoy grilling and this recipe.

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

Wednesday 16th of May 2012

Thank god for grilling season! Jason and I are thinking about investing in a gas grill for the summer and this is definitely on our "to-grill" list!


Wednesday 16th of May 2012

You will not regret getting a gas grill. Get one well made and sturdy and it will last you for years.


Tuesday 15th of May 2012

We light up the charcoal grill at least once a week 3 seasons of the year...and this looks like a perfect flank steak marinade! I know the family would love it!


Wednesday 16th of May 2012

Thank Liz! It has been a hit with my family and friends every time I have grilled it for them. It is a real crowd pleaser.