Makes: 8 servings, about 1.5 ounces each
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes (including 1 hour marinating time)
Serve this great-tasting, tender steak as part of a taco party or with a mixed green salad and sliced avocados.
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup white vinegar
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 teaspoons ground ancho chile pepper, (see Ingredient note)
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1 1/4 pounds flank steak, trimmed of fat
Whisk garlic, vinegar, oil, ground chile, oregano, cumin and salt in a small bowl. Place steak in a shallow baking dish and pour marinade over it, turning to coat both sides. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, turning once, or overnight.
Preheat grill to high heat. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the steak until desired doneness, 5 to 6 minutes per side for medium. Transfer to a plate, cover with foil and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice the steak very thinly across the grain. Serve warm or chilled.
Tips & Notes
Make Ahead Tip: Marinate steak in the refrigerator for up to 1 day and/or refrigerate cooked steak for up to 1 day. Slice just before serving.
To oil a grill: Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.) When grilling delicate foods like tofu and fish, it is helpful to spray the food with cooking spray.
Ingredient note: Ancho chile peppers, one of the most popular dried chiles used in Mexico, are dried poblano peppers. They have a mild, sweet, spicy flavor. Ground ancho chile pepper can be found in the specialty-spice section of large supermarkets, or substitute ground chili powder with a pinch of cayenne.
Servings Per Recipe 8
Amount Per serving
% Daily values *
8% Total Fat 5g
10% Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
8% Cholesterol 23mg
4% Potassium 146mg
2% Sodium 55mg
0% Total Carbohydrate 0g
0% Dietary Fiber 0g
24% Protein 12g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Nutrients Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2400mg 2400mg
Total Carbohydrate Equals 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Equals 25g 30g
Recipe by EatingWell.com
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