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Flank Steak with Garlic Butter Sauce

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.

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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.

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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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  1. Tieghan Gerard

    May 20th, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Garlic butter sauce!! That sound incredible!

  2. bakedbree

    May 23rd, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    It is! And so super easy.

  3. steph@stephsbitebybite

    May 20th, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Mouthwatering

  4. bakedbree

    May 23rd, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Thank you Steph!

  5. Laurie {SimplyScratch}

    May 20th, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Garlic, butter and steak… all my favorite things!

  6. bakedbree

    May 23rd, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    And totally easy!

  7. Ali | Gimme Some Oven

    May 20th, 2013 at 9:04 am

    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!

  8. bakedbree

    May 23rd, 2013 at 9:22 pm

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

  9. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

    May 20th, 2013 at 9:30 am

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

  10. bakedbree

    May 23rd, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Hahaha! Come over and I’ll make it for you!

  11. Julie

    May 20th, 2013 at 2:23 pm

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

  12. bakedbree

    May 23rd, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Me. Too. πŸ™‚

  13. Cassie | Bake Your Day

    May 20th, 2013 at 6:08 pm

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

  14. bakedbree

    May 23rd, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Thank you Cassie! I think so too. πŸ™‚

  15. Kathy

    May 20th, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Yum! This steak sounds delicious!

  16. bakedbree

    May 23rd, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    It is!!

  17. Sheila @ Sweet Baked Life

    May 20th, 2013 at 9:34 pm

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

  18. bakedbree

    May 23rd, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    It was the most fun. We had a blast!

  19. patsyk

    May 21st, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    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!

  20. bakedbree

    May 23rd, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Sign UP!!! It was the most fun ever. So many kids and super organized.

  21. Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    July 20th, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    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. πŸ˜‰

  22. bakedbree

    July 22nd, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Thank you Erin! I swear by the hand method to test for doneness.

  23. lili

    September 11th, 2013 at 5:02 am

    looks yummy!! I should try this later πŸ™‚

  24. bakedbree

    September 11th, 2013 at 9:04 am

    You should! One of my favorite dinners.

  25. Kristy Gross

    February 3rd, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    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!

  26. bakedbree

    February 4th, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    So glad! I made this all summer. πŸ™‚

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