Ginger Flank Steak

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We are back from our Colorado vacation! Colorado really is a boys’ paradise- no matter how little they are! We are slowly settling back into our routine. I hope to get back to regular weekly menus and recipe postings very soon! I also hope to tackle my emails and comments in short order.

To get us started, I wanted to post a recipe for a simple flank steak marinade. Flank Steak is one of my stand-by meals- it is easy to prepare and relatively inexpensive. I typically serve flank steak with brown rice and stir fried cabbage. I also love flank steak with braised kale and quinoa pilaf. No matter what you pair it with, flank steak is a cheap way to satisfy a craving for steak. I use various marinades for flank steak and this is probably the simplest. Since I always have flank steak on my weekly gluten free menus, I figured I better have one on the blog!

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Flank Steak Marinade

1/2 cup gluten-free tamari sauce (San-J’s Wheat-Free Tamari Sauce is well worth the money)

2 Tablespoons rice vinegar

1 teaspoon sesame oil

2 Tablespoons ginger

Enough for two 1 lb flank steaks


Marinate the flank steak for about 2 hours (no more than eight hours). Preheat a gas grill to high. Lightly oil your grill. Place the steaks on the grill. Discard marinade. Grill the steak for about 8-10 minutes, turning once. Let the flank steak rest for 5 minutes. Slice against the grain into thin slices.

The most important thing to remember whether you grill or pan fry flank steak is that flank steak should only be cooked to medium rare. Cooking it any longer will result in a tougher piece of meat! I got distracted with this steak and cooked it just a minute too long. Remember that the steak will cook a little longer even after you take it off the grill.

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Another view from the Lake House in Grand Lake, Colorado.

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37 Responses to “Ginger Flank Steak”

  1. Natalie-
    It’s good to see you back! You’ve given me an idea for when I get back from my vacation.

  2. Glad you’re back! That lake looks so placid and lovely.

  3. Thanks for reminding me that I used to make flank steak! I’ve been in a rut with recipes lately and forgotten some that used to be regulars!


  4. Mmmm that made me hungry! – I think I’ll be making that for dinner next week… (Do you have a recipe for the stir-fried cabbage anywhere, that sounded pretty good too!) – Where busy chicks come to unwind…

  5. Mine is marinating right now. I actually put it in the marinade last night and will cook it this evening. I’ve always heard that it’s best to keep it in the marinade over night at a minimum. I’ll let you know how it comes out. This is actually our first time with flank!

  6. It was DELICIOUS! The marinade was just the right amount of everything. Thanks for the recipe. We had a friend over for dinner who has cooked flank often. He suggested bringing it in from the grill while it’s still about medium, wrap it in foil and let it sit for 10 minutes to finish coming to temp that way. And it was really tender! We’re definitely adding this to our regular menu.

  7. Been reading your blog for a while–thank you for the great ideas. Isn’t Grand Lake around Castle Rock (we live in Denver!). I am also very interested in hearing about the stir-fried cabbage!!

  8. Hey Natalie,
    Looks lovely. You’ve made me homesick for Colorado!
    Just wondering who is hosting the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this week… and what the theme ingredient is. :) Trying to plan ahead, silly I know.
    Hope you’re feeling better!!!


  9. Hi Natalie,
    Just to let you know my menu is posted at
    Thanks for hosting!

  10. oh blast! Scratch that!!! So sorry, but my menu is really here:

    Thanks again.

  11. Mmmmmmm….this is on my menu for tomorrow for sure! Colorado looks heavenly, too. We were out in Wyoming this summer and fell in love with it. Looks very similar to Colorado.

  12. I’m so glad you’re back!!! Some of my favorite recipes have come from your site : )

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  14. OH! my. This looks so amazing. Thank you!

  15. This looks like a relatively quick and affordable meal. I’ll be trying it soon.
    Thanks for sharing.

  16. Delicious and so easy too. Thanks for the recipe!

  17. This looks delicious! I was thinking the recipe would also work well in the crockpot with some simple modifications. Just throw the marinade and meat into the crockpot and cook on low for 8 hours.

  18. Yum, I’m a huge ginger fan. Will have to give this a try.

    PS congrats on being one of the 50 best mom food bloggers!

  19. Just found your site. LOVE IT!

    Is gluten-free tamari sauce the same thing as the San-J wheat-free soy sauce?

  20. Beef steak has always been my all time favorite dish and i am always looking for some new recipes that has steak as the main ingredient.*”~

  21. Looks and sounds good. I am going to try the marinade with chicken.

  22. Your website is a lovely resource! Ginger flank steak looks like a terrific recipe, I will have to give it a try. I too love San J soy sauce. My favorite is the wheat free low sodium version.

  23. Hi! I am so glad to have found your website! My 2yo son has been having digestive issues for the past eight months & we are just getting him started on a gluten/dairy free diet to see if that is the reason. I’ve been a little overwhelmed & discouraged in trying to find delicious things for him to eat – & I am excited to give your recipes a try…they look great! Thanks for sharing!

  24. that sounds really good. i thought tamari was a big no-no for gluten-free. i guess i didn’t know there was a gluten-free brand in stores.

  25. This may seem like a silly question, but how do you braise kale? I just bought some kale for the first time ever, and I’m trying to figure out what to do with it! Any advice from anyone would be so very lovely,,,

  26. Are you sure that is Grand Lake? Looks like Lake Grandby. I grew up spending lots of time there. It’s a great shot. I sure miss not being there ( in the summer that is).

  27. Thanks for the great idea, I will have to try this tonight!

  28. These look fantastic!

  29. That sounds delicious. Never found a gluten free recipe for Flank Steak. Can’t wait to try it!

  30. Hi,
    Found your site last week and tried your angel food cake and bread recipes and LOVED them! Then just noticed the last post was in 2008! Are you posting somewhere else?? Do you post recipes on allrecipes? Did you write a cookbook??!! :) You are awesome, love your recipes!

  31. Love your page! I’ve recently started to go gluten free (such a big difference in my energy level) and have wanted some good recipies. These all look delicious!

  32. What a great recipe! I cannot wait to try this!

  33. Hi,

    Thanks for posting your recipes. I have a lot of friends who are sensitive to gluten and I’m definitely going to try your recipes.

    I’ve been using to search for products that are gluten free and get coupons for products I use all the time. You should check it out!

  34. this is on the menu for this week sounds simple and delish and served with stir fried cabbage, make that extra yum! always looking for new recipes for gluten-free thanks and keep em coming!

  35. I wonder if I’m missing something using GF soy sauce in my recipes instead of tamari. I should do a blind taste test or something. Better yet, I’ll have my kids do it!
    Thanks for the simple & affordable recipe — 2 of my favorite things!
    Warm regards,

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  37. Beautifull photographs and the steak looks good too …!!

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