No need to purchase a pre-made flank steak rub. This DIY Quick Flank Steak Rub is better than anything you’ll find at the grocery store.
I could be a vegetarian if it weren’t for steak.
Seriously. I love a great steak.
We tend to always buy flank steaks because they are a cheaper cut but will still turn out tender when grilled.
My favorite way to season a flank steak is with a dry rub you can easily whip up in your own kitchen.
All you need to do is measure out a few spices, mix, and sprinkle over the steak.
Then, you’ll need to get your hands dirty. It is important to actually rub the seasonings into the steak. You want to press the rub down into any nooks and crannies to fully impart the flavors. This is not my favorite part, but it is essential to getting the best flavor.
In this recipe I use organic coconut sugar. I prefer the taste (and the health factor) over brown sugar. However, if what you have is brown sugar, use it.
I actually like to grill and won’t cook my steaks any other way. I time my flank steaks for 6 minutes per side on a medium high grill and it turns out medium rare every time.
I think you’ll find that you have all of the spices used to create this rub in your cupboard right now.
- 2 tablespoons ancho chili powder
- 1 tablespoon organic coconut sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
- 1 1/2 teaspoons oregano
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Add all ingredients to a small bowl and stir to combine.
This recipe makes enough flank steak rub for 2 to 3 steaks. Store whatever you don’t use in a jar with a tightly fitting lid.
While your steak is on the grill, can I recommend a side of grilled zucchini?
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