Barbecued Flank Steak-Under 20 Minutes

January 16, 2009

Quick Barbecue Flank Steak from Cooking Light

I developed this recipe for the most recent January/February 2009 issue of Cooking Light magazine. I love using flank steak because it’s not too expensive, a great family meal and it’s very versatile. Living in Birmingham, Alabama, I am lucky to have so many great local barbecue sauces to choose from, but whichever brand you choose, this recipe will come out great. It’s so simple, with just 7 ingredients, and it can be done in less than 20 minutes. Serve with your favorite sides for a delicious weeknight or weekend meal.

Barbecued Flank Steak

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 12 minutes

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 3 ounces steak and 1/4 cup sauce)


1  cup  barbecue sauce

1/4  cup  fresh lemon juice

1  tablespoon  prepared mustard

1 1/2  teaspoons  celery seeds

1/4  teaspoon  hot sauce

2  garlic cloves, minced

1  (1-pound) flank steak, trimmed

Cooking spray


1. Preheat broiler.

2. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl; add steak, turning to coat. Remove steak from sauce, reserving sauce mixture. Place steak on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; broil 6 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut steak diagonally across grain into thin slices.

3. While steak stands, bring sauce mixture to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat, and cook 5 minutes. Serve with steak.

Some of my favorite local barbecue sauces are: 

Golden Rule 




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