Cilantro-Balsamic Flank Steak

Thursday, January 3, 2013

This summer we bought some flank steak for a BBQ we were hosting. We bought it at Sam's club so I put 1/2 in the freezer for later. With the new year here, I was cleaning out the freezer and was pretty excited when I stumbled upon it (plus, it helped out the grocery budget this week!) I went through my cupboard and fridge and scraped together stuff for the marinade below...it turned out pretty darn good! 

  • Marinade
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 3 tbsps chopped cilantro
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsps dijon-style mustard
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • squirt of honey
  • 1 tsp kosher salt (taste)
  • black pepper (fresh ground)
Mix everything together in a bowl then add to flank steak and marinade 24 hours. You can also put the marinade in a ziploc bag, add the flank steak and freeze. When you are ready to fix it, just take the bag out of the freezer and thaw in the fridge. It marinades as it thaws!!

Grill or cook on very hot grill pan, 3-4 minutes each side. Let rest at least 10 minutes before slicing against the grain. 

I turned it into fajitas for the family, and a fajita salad for me...it was kinda funky with the balsamic taste...but it was so good that I just called it a fusion dish! :)

My husband had two fajitas with cheese, sour cream, salsa, and some chips on the side. By my calculations, it was about 800 calories. I, on the other hand, made this killer salad below which included a bit of shredded cheese, 1 TBSP Sour Cream and was very filling and had a ton of veggies (sauteed onion & bell pepper, lettuce, cilantro, avocado and homemade salsa) for 350 calories! Lucky for the hubby, he never has to watch his girlish figure!






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