Mouthwatering Main: Grilled Beef with Marinade
If you love meat and want to surprise your family with a sensational beef dish without spending a fortune, our grilled beef with marinade is a perfect choice. We chose flank steak, a less expensive cut, full of spectacular flavor, but needs to be tenderized first. And, made with a tasty barbecue-style marinade that promises to bring flank steak to life, your meat dish will be so tender it will just melt in your mouth.
So, your shopping list should include flank steak, tomato puree, maple syrup, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, freshly ground black pepper, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, flaked sea salt, olive oil, and fresh thyme to garnish.
Start mixing all the ingredients in a small bowl to make the marinade. Then, brush half of it on the trimmed of excess fat and silver skin flank steak and put it on a covered tray. Let it chill for two hours or overnight and keep the rest of the marinade for cooking.
When you’re ready, take the steak out of the fridge, letting it stand at room temperature for at least 30 minutes, depending on how long it was in the refrigerator. Then, preheat the barbecue and, when the coals turn white-hot, brush the grates with olive oil and place your steak on the grill. Cook covered for about 15 minutes, turning once and brushing with marinade a few times. If you’re a newbie, use a meat thermometer, measure the thickest part, and when it registers, at least 63°C, your meat is ready to serve. Don’t forget to garnish with fresh thyme!