One of our very favorite cuts of meat to grill is flank steak. It is inexpensive where we live, especially at Costco. It cooks quickly and the longer it marinates, the more tender it will be. This makes it perfect for after school/work grilling since I can start it the night before and no matter what time we get home and throw it on the grill, it will be perfect.
There are of course, a million ways to marinate flank steak, but the one we always go to is a beer based marinade I found through Weight Watchers years ago. Double bonus - delicious and good for your waistline. Can't beat that!
photo courtesy of Weight Watchers
Beer Soaked Beef
12 oz. beer
2 T olive oil
1 large garlic clove, minced
2 T lemon juice
1 T brown sugar
1 t salt
1/8 t whole cloves
1 1/2 lb flank steak
Combine beer, oil, garlic, lemon juice, sugar and cloves in a 9 x 13 pan. Add steak. Cover and marinate in refrigerator, turning once or twice for at least 2 hours and up to 24.
Remove meat from marinade and grill until desired doneness. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Slice thinly and serve.
I like to serve this with mashed red potatoes and green beans. Leftovers (if you have any) are great over a salad the next day.
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