Grilled Flank Steak

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Today you are in for a treat with seasonings that pop & blend perfectly with fresh lime. 

Flank steak sometimes gets a bad rap because it can be tough if not cooked & cut correctly. It is an inexpensive cut of meat that can be made to taste like it cost a lot when prepared correctly.  Flank steak is cut from the lower abdominal area of the cow so it contains a lot of lean muscle.  The key to a good flank steak is letting it marinade for at least 6 hours & slicing it across the grain of the meat, which gives more tenderness.   The addition of the ghee & lime juice in this recipe, really give this steak a great pop of flavor.  

The simplicity of marinading & forgetting this meat, combined with the quick grilling time make it a great weeknight dinner.  You can easily prepare it in the morning, go about your busy day & then grill it up & have dinner ready in a wink.  

 

 
 

Grilled Flank Steak

 

ingredients

2 pounds flank steak
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
2 teaspoons granulated garlic
2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon pepper

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

1 tablespoon ghee

1 tablespoon olive oil

 

directions

combine the dry spices in a small bowl.

generously rub the spice mixture on all sides of the steak.

wrap the steak tightly with plastic wrap, so that it is well sealed & refrigerate at least 6 hours.

preheat an outdoor grill to 600º & preheat indoor oven to 200º.

while the grill is preheating, remove the steak from the plastic wrap & rub the olive oil all over the meat. grill 7-9 minutes per side, then remove to a glass baking dish.

while the meat is on the grill, melt the ghee in a small pan over low heat & whisk in lime juice.  remove from heat as soon as the lime & ghee are combined. 

when you bring the meat inside, pour the ghee & lime juice mixture over the meat, cover the dish & let it rest in the warm oven for 20 minutes.

remove from oven & slice thinly across the grain of the meat.  serve hot.


Love, Cara