Friday, June 12, 2009

Beer-Marinated Flank Steak

Inspiration:
Bon Appétit


Ingredients:
  • 2 1 1/3-pound flank steaks
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • Coarse kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/4 cups thinly sliced green onions (about 6)
  • 1 12-ounce bottle dark beer
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • Aji Sauce
  • Colombian Guacamole

Instructions:
  1. Using sharp knife, lightly score flank steaks about 1/8 inch deep on both sides in a crisscross pattern at 1/2-inch intervals. Place steaks in 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish. Sprinkle steaks on both sides with oregano and cumin and generous amount of coarse salt and freshly ground pepper. Drizzle olive oil over both sides of steaks, rubbing oil and spices into meat. Add green onions, beer, and Worcestershire sauce, turning steaks several times to coat both sides. Cover and chill at least 3 hours, turning occasionally. DO AHEAD Can be made 1 day ahead. Keep chilled.
  2. Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Brush grill rack lightly with oil. Grill steaks to desired doneness, 3 to 4 minutes total per side for medium-rare, turning steaks 1/4 turn after 1 1/2 minutes to form crisscross grill marks, if desired. Transfer steaks to cutting board; let rest 5 minutes. Thinly slice steaks across grain. Transfer to platter and serve with Aji Sauce and Colombian Guacamole.

Notes:
I thought this was a nice marinade... easy to throw together the night before.


Tim's Rating: 8.5/10
Liz's Rating: 9/10

5 comments:

HaveShoesWillTravel said...

Looks delicious.

weezermonkey said...

So perfect with your previous condiments!

Kate said...

Aren't summer steak recipes the best? I made this one the other night and loved it:

http://framed-mylifeonepictureatatime.blogspot.com/2009/06/steak-bites.html

now I will try yours - thanks!

Anonymous said...

Where have you gone? Please come back!

Spryte said...

YUM! This looks delish!