Spice Rubbed Flank Steak

Spice Rubbed Flank Steak-1-10 I’ll let you in on a little secret. This weekend this girl right here, (yes, I mean myself) will be cooking for 200 guests at a wedding. My brother, Valentin is getting married this Saturday! We are SO excited.

This past month has been just a tad bit crazy. I’ve been writing out the menu, grocery list, perusing the aisles of many grocery stores, prepping a few hundred pounds of meat, and communicating back and forth with the other ladies who will be cooking. This coming week has a detailed schedule for each day.

It can be somewhat overwhelming, especially with a little boy who needs my attention and still having to put in my normal hours as a nurse at the hospital. With all this commotion, you can imagine that there’s not much time left for cooking. I’ve been preparing extremely simple meals, utilizing my oven as much as possible and focusing on dinner options that have as little prep as possible.

This flank steak was one of these dinners. Super easy, super fast and super yummy. With 5 minutes of prep and the oven doing the rest of the work, this steak turns out so juicy and moist, and will knock your socks off. The spice rub gives it a really great punch of flavor. Served with rice and the Balsamic and Soy Vegetable Medley that I shared with you already, this is a stunning and impressive dinner but can be easily made even in the most of a hectic schedule. 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 lbs flank steak

salt, pepper

1 teaspoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon coriander

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon dry mustard

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 Tablespoons oil

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees and place a large rimmed baking sheet to heat up in the oven while it’s preheating.

Spice Rubbed Flank Steak-1-11 Blot the steak dry with a towel and season it with salt and pepper on both sides.

In a small bowl, combine all the spices. Spice Rubbed Flank Steak-1-12 Rub both sides of the steak with the spice rub. You will have some of the spice rub left.

Spice Rubbed Flank Steak-1-13 When the oven is preheated, take out the searingly hot baking sheet and pour 2 Tablespoons of oil on it, tilting the sheet to spread the oil around or use a heat proof brush to disperse it all over the surface of the baking sheet.

Place the steak on top of the hot pan and return to the oven. Spice Rubbed Flank Steak-1-14 Roast for about 15 minutes. Remove the steak from the oven and let it rest for at least 10 minutes. Slice the steak thinly, across the grain.

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Spice Rubbed Flank Steak
 
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1½ lbs flank steak
  • salt, pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees and place a large rimmed baking sheet to heat up in the oven while it's preheating.
  2. Blot the steak dry with a towel and season it with salt and pepper on both sides.
  3. In a small bowl, combine all the spices.
  4. Rub both sides of the steak with the spice rub. You will have some of the spice rub left.
  5. When the oven is preheated, take out the searingly hot baking sheet and pour 2 Tablespoons of oil on it, tilting the sheet to spread the oil around or use a heat proof brush to disperse it all over the surface of the baking sheet.
  6. Place the steak on top of the hot pan and return to the oven.
  7. Roast for about 15 minutes.
  8. Remove the steak from the oven and let it rest for at least 10 minutes.
  9. Slice the steak thinly, across the grain.

 
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    • says

      Hi Anna, No there isn’t a different way to cook it. If you cook it at a lower temperature, the beef will be gray and will not sear properly and won’t be golden brown. You will have to cook it longer at a lower temperature and just won’t get the same results. Of course, you can grill the steak at a high temperature as well. That would be even better.

  1. says

    Congratulations on your brother’s wedding!

    This steak looks simply amazing,delicious and super easy to make. This recipe is a keeper. Shared.

    • says

      No, turning it is not necessary, and if you do, your steak will not get a nice sear.
      I haven’t personally prepared the flat iron steak using this recipe, but you can give it a try.

  2. Julia says

    We had this for dinner today and it was delicious! I followed the recipe as it is. Was yours pinkish in the centre? Ours was, but we like our steak medium-rare so it was fine. We like it a lot! Thanks!

  3. Lana says

    Olga — would you have any suggestion on how to prepare this closer to well-done? (I’m keeping a toddler in mind.) Thanks in advance!

  4. alona says

    hi olga!
    I have tried making this steak “in 15 min” twice and was not successful both times.. It takes me an hr to have it well done.I have done every step exactly like you have and still. First time burnt the blyashka that the fire alarm went off lol. I do have a gas stove if that makes a difference

    • says

      I don’t like to cook steaks until they are well done, Alona. I also always use an instant read thermometer whenever I cook meat to make sure I have the correct doneness that I am looking for.

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