Grilled Chile Lime Flank Steak Recipe

Erin S. | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Grilled Chile Lime Flank Steak - flank steak that is marinated in olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, and jalapeño. Then grilled in just minutes for a super-fast meal the whole family will love.

I am not sure when summers got so busy. Between shuttling my son around to golf lessons, band camp, appointments, stem camp and everything else, it seems we are as busy as ever.

Plus, you add vacations in there, and the weeks are just flying by! So, quick dinners are just as important in the summer as they are during the school year. 

Grilled Chile Lime Flank Steak Photo

In the summer, we live on summer grilling recipes. Anything that can be grilled and not heat up the house is an option at dinner time.

I want something I know the family is going to eat, that doesn't take a ton of time for me to prepare, and then is easy to clean up. Is that too much to ask? 
Cilantro lime chicken has always been one of our favorites in the summer. And this chile lime flank steak uses a lot of the same flavors, so I knew my family would love it.

Grilled Chile Lime Flank Steak Picture
Grilled Chile Lime Flank Steak Image

The marinade has a lot of lime juice in it, so you don't let the flank steak sit in it very long, or it will actually start to cook a little bit. So just 10-20 minutes and that is it. 

Flank steak cooks in just minutes. 4 minutes per side if you want medium rare. So you can really have dinner on the table in about 20 minutes!

Grilled Chile Lime Flank Steak Pic

Can't beat that on a busy day! Serve with your favorite grilled vegetables, and you will have a delicious dinner with very little clean up!
You can find flank steak on sale for a decent price, so I like to stock up when it goes on sale. Then I can just have it in the freezer for when I want it.

It is great to have on hand for dinner because it cooks so quickly. Be sure to slice your flank steak against the grain, so you get tender juicy pieces of meat every time. 

File 1 - Grilled Chile Lime Flank Steak

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Grilled Chile Lime Flank Steak Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 1/2 cup Fresh Cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons Lime Juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Minced Garlic
  • 2 teaspoons Jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1 pound Flank Steak


  1. In a small food processor combine cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, garlic, jalapeño, and crushed red pepper. Pulse until smooth.
  2. Pour into a shallow dish or a zip top plastic bag. Add flank steak, mixing until well coated. Let set for 10-20 minutes.
  3. Preheat grill to high (about 450°F).
  4. Discard marinade and add steak to the grill. Season steak with salt and pepper. Cook for 4 minutes per side for medium rare. Remove from heat, and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
  5. Slice flank steak against the grain for tender pieces of meat.


Source: Adapted from Cooking Light.
Adapted from Cooking Light.
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Author: Erin S.
Source: Adapted from Cooking Light.
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 87
Calories 211

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g
  Saturated Fat 3g
Sodium 63mg
Total Carbohydrate 1g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 0g
Protein 24g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Erin S.

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Erin is passionate about quick and easy dinners that lead to family togetherness on her blog, Dinners, Dishes & Desserts. How could we not ask her to share that passion as an Easy Dinner fanatic?

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