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flank steak with garlic butter sauce recipeIf you have been to my house for dinner in the last few months, there is a good chance that I have made you this steak for dinner. I think that this was my 5th time making this. I love this recipe. It is easy, and incredibly delicious. I like to use flank steak, but you could use skirt, sirloin, whatever you like. The garlic butter “sauce” is more like butter and minced garlic melted together. The garlic mellows as it melts into the butter, so it is not as strong as it sounds. Pour the sauce over the flank steak and top with lots of chopped parsley. I serve it with grilled asparagus, and if I am really inspired, baked potatoes with my homemade ranch. It might sounds a little weird, but it is basically herb sour cream. Perfect for summer grilling.

the color run DCWe did The Color Run this weekend, and I have to say, I have never been more proud of my children. My little guy does not like to be dirty – at all. He was such a trooper and had the best attitude. He did not complain once and had a smile on his face the entire time. My other littles were equally amazing. We had planned on just walking it, but they wanted to run and ran at least half of it. It really is the happiest 5k on the planet. The race is not timed, is super organized, and meant for people of all ages. Lots of kids, parents with strollers, and pretty much every age group is represented. Some run, some walk, everyone has a great time. I think that I will be scrubbing the blue out of my skin and scalp for the next few days, but it was well worth it. If it comes to your city, I highly recommend signing up. Ava told me that it was the most fun that she has ever had.

I am over at The Creative Mama today talking about how we celebrate birthdays at our house.

flank steak with garlic butter sauce recipeflank steak (or skirt, or really whatever cut you like)
olive oil
salt and pepper
3 garlic cloves
fresh thyme sprigs
fresh rosemary sprigs

Garlic Butter Sauce:

1/2 cup butter
4 cloves garlicsalt
1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped

flank steak with garlic butter sauce recipeA few hours before you want to grill, marinate your steak. Season well with salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil and rub with garlic cloves.

flank steak with garlic butter sauce recipeLay fresh herbs underneath and on top of steak. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for a few hours.

flank steak with garlic butter sauce recipeI am not a huge kitchen gadget kind of girl, but I am loving this garlic twist. Use the bottom to crack the skins off of the garlic, and add the garlic and twist it around until it is minced. I usually use my microplane to mince garlic, but this works great if you need quite a few.

flank steak with garlic butter sauce recipeTake the steak out of the fridge 30 minutes before you are ready to grill. It was pouring outside, so I grilled mine on my indoor grill. But I prefer to cook it outside on the grill. Heat to high heat, and cook 4 to 6 minutes on each side.

flank steak with garlic butter sauce recipeFlank steak is best cooked medium-rare to medium. If it is cooked further than that, it is not as tender.

flank steak with garlic butter sauce recipeCover the cooked steak with aluminum foil and let rest for 10 minutes. This is a really important step. If you try to slice your steak without letting it rest, the juices will release and it will dry out.

flank steak with garlic butter sauce recipeWhile the steak is resting, start the butter sauce. Add a stick of butter, 4 cloves of minced garlic, and a generous pinch of salt to a saucepan.

flank steak with garlic butter sauce recipeMelt over medium-low heat. The garlic will slowly cook in the butter.

flank steak with garlic butter sauce recipeSlice the flank steak against the grain as thinly as possible.

flank steak with garlic butter sauce recipePour garlic butter over steak and sprinkle with chopped parsley.

Flank Steak with Garlic Butter Sauce

Flank Steak with Garlic Butter Sauce

Ingredients

  • flank steak (or skirt, or really whatever cut you like)
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • fresh thyme sprigs
  • fresh rosemary sprigs
  • Garlic Butter Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 cloves garlicsalt
  • 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped

Instructions

  1. A few hours before you want to grill, marinate your steak. Season well with salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil and rub with garlic cloves. Lay fresh herbs underneath and on top of steak. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for a few hours.
  2. Take the steak out of the fridge 30 minutes before you are ready to grill. It was pouring outside, so I grilled mine on my indoor grill. But I prefer to cook it outside on the grill. Heat to high heat, and cook 4 to 6 minutes on each side. Flank steak is best cooked medium-rare to medium. If it is cooked further than that, it is not as tender. Cover the cooked steak with aluminum foil and let rest for 10 minutes. This is a really important step. If you try to slice your steak without letting it rest, the juices will release and it will dry out.
  3. While the steak is resting, start the butter sauce. Add a stick of butter, 4 cloves of minced garlic, and a generous pinch of salt to a saucepan. Melt over medium-low heat. The garlic will slowly cook in the butter. Slice the flank steak against the grain as thinly as possible. Pour garlic butter over steak and sprinkle with chopped parsley.
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34 Responses to Flank Steak with Garlic Butter Sauce

  1. Garlic butter sauce!! That sound incredible!

  2. Garlic, butter and steak… all my favorite things!

  3. Oh my goodness — your kiddos are the CUTEST! So glad you all had a fun time on the run. I love everything about that event.

    And this steak sounds 100% up my alley. Will have to try that sauce soon!

    • bakedbree says:

      Thank you Ali! I think that they are pretty cute too. It is the most fun event ever. They are still talking about it.

  4. I could not want to grab things through my screen more than I do right now. This looks scrumptious!!

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  6. Julie says:

    I’m so glad it is grilling season again. This steak looks wonderful!

  7. I am drooling for a bite of this right now. Looks amazing, Bree! And your kids are so adorable!

  8. Kathy says:

    Yum! This steak sounds delicious!

  9. Looks like your kids had a blast! And the garlic butter sauce sounds incredible!

  10. patsyk says:

    That steak looks fabulous and one that I know my whole would love!

    I’m debating signing up for the color run here in NJ. My oldest son wants to do it with me… it looks like you guys had a great time doing it together!

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  16. I wish we had any of those cuts of steak you mentioned! I love them all and I love a good simple recipe like this. Nice job on cooking it! Mine always comes out rare or well done, neither of which I want. ;)

  17. lili says:

    looks yummy!! I should try this later :)

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  19. Kristy Gross says:

    Yum!! I made this using flat iron steak, and it is delish! The kids and hubby loved it,, too, and even though it’s only been two weeks since I first made it, we are having it again tonight. Thanks for sharing such an amazingly easy yet delicious recipe!

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