Spicy Flank

This recipe is one of the oldest recipes from the marriage with my hubby.

We love this recipe!

We upped the heat from the original, about twice, and doubled the sauce to have enough for dipping the finished product.




Pre-prepping tips:

There are 2 options for this pre-prepping – one the week of, and one where you can put it in the freezer for future use. Both require the sauce to be completed first.


Make the marinade:

  • Combine all the ingredients:
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 2 teaspoons Seasoned Salt
    • 1 1/2 – 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 1 teaspoon chili powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder with Parsley
    • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 1/4 cup veg oil
    • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons sherry
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce


  1. Separate marinade into 3 containers
    • 1/4 cup for basting
    • 1/2 of the rest for marinating
    • the rest for dipping the cooked meat


  1. Prep the steak
    • I freeze my steaks right after i return from costco – it is easier to cut the steak when it is frozen or has spent time in the freezer
    • Slice the steak against the grain, just a smidge into the steak, enough the let the marinade in.
    • Do again on the other side


Option 1- Pre-prep for the same week

In a bag or marinator container combine the steak and the marinade (this can sit for more than 24 hours and be fine)


Option 2 – Pre-prep as a freezer meal

In a food saver bag or gallon bag place the steak and the marinade

Seal the basting sauce and dipping sauce in separate bags.

Freeze flat.

When ready – defrost steak in marinator overnight. Defrost the 2 sauces separately as well.

Day of:

Remove steak from marinade, discard marinade.

Grill or broil steak until desired doneness, about 10-12 minutes (that leaves it pink in the middle and more done on the ends), turning once and basting often.


Side Dishes:

  • A nice spinach salad to place this on, makes summer seem magnificent! (and the extra dipping sauce is an amazing dressing – just sayin…)
  • Jicama fries
  • Mashed potatoes – or moc cauliflower mashed potatoes


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