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Ready for delicious, flavorful, and JUICY STEAK? This super easy garlic and lime marinated grilled flank steak recipe infuses tons of flavor and results in a super tender piece of meat! Cooked perfectly on the grill every single time!

grilled flank steak cut against the grainEasy Grilled Flank Steak Recipe

Grilling season is HERE! And so are easy dinners that don’t require a lot of ingredients or prep work. But we still want all that flavor, right?! Enter in this Garlic and Lime Marinated Flank Steak. It has only 5 ingredients and takes just barely 15 minutes of hands on prep and cook time! This marinade is a favorite because it’s so easy to put together but really packs a punch of yum.

Why Flank Steak if the Best

Flank steak is a tougher, leaner cut of meat that does well when marinated (to help tenderize it) and cooked quickly at a high temperature. It does exceptionally well on the grill and happily takes on many flavors, like this garlic and lime marinade. If prepared correctly, with a tenderizing marinade like this one, flank steak can be a flavorful, melt-in-your-mouth cut of meat. We love this cut of meat because it’s relatively inexpensive and easy to find.

flank steak in an easy marinade

How Long Can it Marinate For?

Marinate this flank steak for at least an hour. If you are really pinched for time, 30 minutes will still give it some flavor and tenderizing. However, the longer you let this marinate, the better off your steak will be. You can leave this up to 12 hours overnight. The steak will change color because of the acid from the lime juice, this is normal! Make sure that you place the steak in a non-reactive bowl such as glass. Non-stainless steel metal will leave a metallic taste in the steak.

What temperature to cook a steak to

  • If you like rare steak, stop cooking at 125°F.
  • If you like medium-rare steak, stop cooking at about 130°F.
  • If you like medium steak, stop cooking at 140°F.
  • If you like a well-done steak stop cooking at 150ºF-155ºF.

What does cutting agains the grain mean?

If you look closely you can see that the muscle of the steak generally goes in one direction. In a flank steak it is really easy to see because it’s a tougher cut of meat with more defined muscle fibers. It’s important to cut the grilled steak in the correct direction. By cutting against the grain, you are making the muscle fibers short, therefor resulting in a tender piece of meat.

To cut against the grain: cut the steak in the opposite direction of the muscle fibers. If the grain goes from right to left, cut  from the top to the bottom. If possible, cut at a diagonal.

grilled flank steak with sides to serve

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Garlic and Lime Marinated Flank Steak

5 from 3 votes
This super easy garlic and lime marinated grilled flank steak recipe infuses tons of flavor and results in a super tender piece of meat.
Servings 2
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes


  • 1 lb. flank steak sliced in half cross-wise
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup lime juice about 2 limes
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes optional


  • In a large non-reactive bowl add the flank steak, garlic, salt, lime juice and pinch of red pepper flakes. Turn to coat the steak in the marinade, cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour (or up to overnight) turning the steak at least once.
  • When read to cook heat the grill, or the grill pan on high. Cook the flank steak on each side until the meat has reached the desired temperature, about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare.
  • Let the steak rest for 5 minutes. Slice agains the grain and serve warm with your favorite sides like cauliflower rice, cucumber salad or a pasta salad!


Alternatively you could also cook this steak in a broiler. Preheat the broiler and broil on high for 4-5 minutes per side, or until it has reached the desired temperature.


Calories: 454kcalCarbohydrates: 3.8gProtein: 64gFat: 18.9gSaturated Fat: 7.8gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 1100mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0.4g
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Gluten-free, Paleo, whole30
Author: Lexi

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  1. 5 stars
    Such a great recipe! Easy and so delicious! It’s on the weekly rotation at my house now, along with the herb-cucumber salad 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Another super easy and super tasty recipe from Lexi! It was such a refreshing meal and always helps to be loaded with protein. I paired it with her cucumber dill salad and it was amazing and simple to put together. Top meal I’ve made so far this summer, and really lookin forward to more summertime suggestions!

  3. I just got my first Butcher Box! So far, I LOVE it. I’ll follow this recipe for the flank steak. Those cucumbers look fabulous too!