If you've never tried flank steak, you must put it on your list of foods to try, especially if you're on the Carnivore Diet. Though not technically steak, flank is actually a cut of beef that comes from a steer's lower chest or abdominal muscles. It is very lean and contains very little fat. This can make flank steak a bit tough, so knowing how to prepare it properly is key. This popular cut of beef can benefit from butter or marinade. Following are five recipes with high ranks that you may enjoy.
Butter Basted Flank Steak
A Beautiful Plate likes to baste, sear, and pan fry their flank steak, without having to marinade. The key is use a generous amount of butter infused with salt, black pepper, thyme, and smashed garlic cloves. Total cooking time is 15 minutes. Click here to try Butter Basted Flank Steak.
Cajun Flank Steak
If you who like spicy, you'll be sure to love this cut of flank steak. Just add kosher salt and Cajun spices as a rub and refrigerate for two hours prior to grilling. Prep time is 20 minutes, and cooking time is 10 to 16 minutes depending on how rare or well-done you like your steak. Click here to try Cajun Flank Steak by Healthy Seasonal Recipes.
Perfect Soy-Grilled Steak
Perfect for any meats, this soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and honey marinade is perfect for flank steak. And, yes! Honey is technically a Carnivore food. The amount of honey per serving is also minimal for those who need to watch their sugar intake. According to the New York Times Cooking, flank doesn't need to marinade for long though the penetration does add flavor. Total cooking time is 20 minutes. Click here to try Perfect Soy-Grilled Steak.
Sous Vide Flank Steak
With only three ingredients, Anova Culinary makes flank steak shine by giving it a warm-water bath. Of course, you'll need a sous vide to make this tender steak. Prep time is 15 minutes, and the sous vide does the cooking for 7 hours. Click here to learn how to make Sous Vide Flank Steak the proper way.
Southwestern Flank Steak
Just rub your flank steak overnight in tangy southwestern spices for a great treat. Total cooking time is 15 minutes, plus a few hours of refrigeration time. Visit For the Love of Cooking to enjoy Southwestern Flank Steak.
A Note About Flank Steak Recipes on the Carnivore Diet
These recipes do contain spices which are allowed on some Carnivore Diets. If you're on a strict meat-only Carnivore Diet, you may want to stick to the Sous Vide Flank Steak recipe and skip the seasonings but still enjoy a very tender flank steak. Enjoy!