Grilled Flank Steak with Bleu Cheese Butter

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This Grilled Flank Steak with Bleu Cheese Butter is a tender and juicy summer steak recipe! It’s full of flavor and easy to make on your grill.

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An Easy Flank Steak Recipe

This steak is soaked in a simple honey marinade and smothered in a 3-ingredient bleu cheese butter. It’s such an easy recipe with tons of savory flavors and a touch of sweetness! Your flank steak will finish grilling in less than 15 minutes.

This recipe is great if you’re looking for some low-effort comfort food. You can’t beat a juicy, buttery steak with a bit of char! Paired with grilled potatoes or asparagus, this is the perfect hearty dinner option.

What is Flank Steak?

Flank steak is a thin, lean cut of meat that comes from the breast of a cow. It can be cooked in many ways, but I particularly love to grill it. Flank steak excels at absorbing marinade flavors and it cooks up nice and tender even though it’s lean!

close up side shot of sliced flank steak topped with compound butter

Recipe Ingredients

For the Marinade

  • Olive Oil
  • Red Wine Vinegar
  • Honey
  • Soy Sauce: I recommend using low-sodium soy sauce for this recipe.
  • Minced Garlic
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Flank Steak

For the Compound Butter

  • Unsalted Butter
  • Crumbled Bleu Cheese
  • Salt & Pepper: Season your steak and butter to taste with salt and pepper!
steak in marinade inside ziploc bag

How to Grill Flank Steak

  1. Make Marinade: Combine olive oil, vinegar, honey, soy sauce and minced garlic in a large ziploc bag.
  2. Marinate Steak: Add your flank steak to the marinade. Seal the bag and refrigerate for 2 hours, and up to 8 hours.
  3. Heat Grill: Preheat the grill to 375˚F to 400˚F.
  4. Grease Grill: Once preheated, brush the grill grates with cooking oil.
  5. Prepare Steak for Grilling: Remove your steak from the marinade and discard remaining marinade. Lightly pat dry the steak with paper towels and season it with salt and pepper.
  6. Cook: Grill the steak, covered, for 8 minutes; flip over and continue to grill, covered, for 6 more minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 140˚F for medium-rare.
  7. Let Cool: Remove your steak from the grill and let it rest for 5 minutes before serving.

How to Make Bleu Cheese Butter

  1. Combine Ingredients: Combine the butter and bleu cheese in a small mixing bowl. Using the back of a fork, mix and mash until blended.
  2. Season & Serve: Season your bleu cheese butter with salt and pepper as desired and serve it over your steak.
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Tips for Perfectly Grilled Steak

  • Grill Covered: Make sure you cover the grill when you cook your flank steak. This will keep all the juices in and allow the steak to cook properly.
  • Let Rest Before Serving: Your steak will be hot when it comes off the grill, and it needs to sit for at least 5 minutes for the flavors to intensify.
  • Season to Taste: Adjust the amount of salt & pepper on your steak and in your bleu cheese butter to suit your tastes!

How Long to Grill Flank Steak

For medium-rare, melt-in-your-mouth flank steak, grill it for about 14 minutes total. Adjust the cook time accordingly if you prefer a more rare, or a more well-done steak. The meat’s internal temperature should be at least 135˚F when you remove it from the grill.

top shot of flank steak slices topped with dollops of bleu cheese butter

Serving Suggestions

How to Store and Reheat Leftovers

  • To store leftover flank steak, keep it in an airtight container or tightly wrapped with aluminum foil. Leftovers will last in the fridge for about 3 days.
  • Reheat your steak in the oven at 250˚F until hot.
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Grilled Flank Steak with Bleu Cheese Butter

This Grilled Flank Steak with Bleu Cheese Butter is a tender and juicy summer steak recipe! It's full of flavor and easy to make on your grill.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Marinating Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients 

For the Marinade

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic,, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds flank steak

For the Compound Butter

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup crumbled bleu cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste
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Instructions 

  • Combine olive oil, vinegar, honey, soy sauce and minced garlic in a large ziploc bag.
  • Add flank steak to the marinade; seal and refrigerate for 2 hours, and up to 8 hours.
  • Preheat grill to 375˚F to 400˚F.
  • Once preheated, oil the grill grates with cooking oil.
  • Remove steak from marinade; discard marinade.
  • Lightly pat dry the steak with paper towels.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Grill steak, covered, for 8 minutes; flip over and continue to grill, covered, for 6 more minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 135˚F to 140˚F for medium-rare.
  • Remove steak from grill and let rest for at least 5 minutes before cutting.
  • In the meantime, prepare the compound butter by combining the butter and bleu cheese in a small mixing bowl. Using the back of a fork, mix and mash until blended.
  • Serve steak with compound butter and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 537mg | Potassium: 414mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 196IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 2mg

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17 Comments

  1. Dorothy Reinhold says:

    This is like my dream meal! I want to marinate allllll the things in that Marinade. I can’t even tell you how much I want to try that butter! My oh my!

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      I hope you enjoy it! Thank you so much! 🙂

  2. Patricia @ Grab a Plate says:

    5 stars
    Well the steak looks amazing, but I’m totally intrigued by the blue cheese butter! Whoa – sounds amazing!

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      Thank you so much, Patricia! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

  3. Jen says:

    5 stars
    This marinade is so easy using stuff I already have in my kitchen and adds such a great flavor to the steak. The butter you could put a shoe and want to eat it, haha, it’s that good!

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      Thank you so much, Jen! I am very glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

  4. Catalina says:

    5 stars
    Deliciousness! My family will love this grilled flank steak!

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      Thank you, Catalina! I hope you and your family enjoy it! 🙂

  5. Toni says:

    5 stars
    This is seriously one of the best flank steak recipe I’ve tried! So delish!!

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      I am very glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

  6. Jacque Hastert says:

    5 stars
    I love that flank steak is easy on the wallet and is easy to cook on the grill. That blue cheese butter sounds to die for. I will be making this very soon!

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      Thank you, Jacque! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

  7. Frances Sullivan says:

    I made this tonight and it was delicious! I couldn’t find flank steak but the meat man at winn dixie said I could use flap steak instead and he was spot on. It was juicy and tender. Oh my gosh the blue cheese butter!. Served with corn on the cob and it was great. Love the marinade. I’m not a big steak eater but this was a winner!

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      I am so happy to hear that! I’m very glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

  8. Patti Siltzer says:

    I have a question about the grilling procedure! It says to cover the steak when grilling ! What do I cover it with ? LOL

  9. Philip stuart says:

    How can you cook a flank steak (<2cm thick) for 14 minutes without charring it and making it tough as nails? I’m serious.

    1. Katerina says:

      Hi!
      Have you grilled a 2-pound flank steak on a grill set at around 375˚F? How long did it take for its internal temp to come up to about 130˚F? Try it and you’ll see that it does take 13 to 15 minutes. Guaranteed. If you can, use an instant read meat thermometer to check for doneness.