Preheat the grill (or grill pan!) for The Ultimate Flank Steak Marinade, a top-rated recipe great for all cuts of beef.
It’s hard to beat the classic combination of soy sauce and honey when it comes to steak marinades. But toss in garlic, ginger, scallions and a splash of balsamic vinegar (my secret ingredient), and you’ve just whisked together the best-ever bath for your favorite cuts of beef.
This marinade was legendary in my house growing up. And I have vivid memories of my mom prepping the marinade a day in advance so that the flank steak could go for an overnight soak before being grilled over an open flame.
The result was a perfectly seared steak with a caramelized crust (shout-out to the honey) and a tender center that offered hints of the sweet and tangy flavors from the Asian-inspired blend.
A quick tip for marinades: Make the most of sealable plastic bags to minimize cleanup and provide easy opportunities to swish the ingredients around the food item so it gets an even coating on all sides.
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