Easy All-Purpose Steak Marinade adds a mouthwatering flavor to any steak.


Ben and I totally perpetuated the Midwestern meat & potatoes stereotype with tonight’s dinner, but for once I couldn’t be prouder of that stereotype because dinner. Was. Amazing! Vegetarians, you may not want to go any further…I’ll understand.

Tonight we feasted on marinated, grilled flank steak & twice baked potatoes!


Reader Stacy emailed me a flank steak marinade recipe almost a year ago and I knew the first time I grilled one up, I’d be using it. When I saw flank steak on sale at the store today, I decided today would be that day!

Steak Marinade

Soy Sauce
Canola Oil
Crushed garlic gloves
Crushed red pepper
Agave nectar (or honey)
Ground ginger (or fresh)


  1. Score your steak diagonally in both directions to create “X’s” across the meat. Mix marinade ingredients in a plastic bag, add steak and marinate for 2-6 hours. Grill, let the meat rest for 5 minutes, slice against the grain and serve!



Stacy’s marinade was absolutely outstanding. The soy sauce was the perfect seasoning, while the garlic and red pepper flakes gave the steak ZIP! After my first bite I wondered why, OH WHY, I had waited this long to grill a flank steak. It was TENDER and JUICY- dare I say more tender and juicy than my sirloin steak from last weekend?! 8O


The secret to cooking something as thin as a flank steak is high heat to sear in the juices, then cooking it for only a few minutes a side. The pictures make the steak look a little more rare than it actually was, but we do like it pink in this household!