The Grilled Texas-Style Flank Steak That Will Leave Them Asking For More

It's time for some grilling and what better to grill than a crowd-pleasing (or family-pleasing) Grilled Texas-Style Flank Steak.

It’s so nice to grill when the weather is hot and you don’t want to turn your oven on and heat up the house but there's no need to limit yourself to burgers and hot dogs, although they are so much better when grilled, instead treat your family to a delicious marinated and grilled Texas-style flank steak.  This delicious BBQ recipe has a few steps but is easy to make and because of the marinade, you can prepare it in the morning before the day gets hectic and then pull it out of the refrigerator when you're ready to grill. 

It's the perfect main course to serve for a crowd so fire up the grill or any outdoor barbecue and start cooking!

Texas-Style Flank Steak on cookie sheet sliced with knife

How To Make Grilled Texas-Style Flank Steak Recipe 

Grilled Marinated Flank Steak ingredients

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BBQ Texas Style Flank Steak for a Crowd

This delicious BBQ Grilled Texas Flank Steak recipe has a few steps but is easy to make and because of the marinade, you can prepare it in the morning before the day gets hectic and then pull it out of the refrigerator when you're ready to grill. This is great when having a BBQ for a crowd! Surprise Dad with this for Father's Day or save it for a 4th of July Cookout.
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Texas-Style Marinated and Grilled Flank Stead from 2
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:16 minutes
Marinate:4 hours
Total Time:4 hours 21 minutes


  • Grill


  • 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 onion sliced thin
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. beef soup base
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 1 ½ tsp. hickory liquid smoke
  • 3 lbs. flank steak trimmed of extra fat
  • ¼ cup beer
  • 3 tbsp. chili sauce
  • peppercorns


  • Stir together chili powder, beef soup base, Worcestershire sauce, cumin, pepper and liquid smoke.
    Mixed Marinade for Flank Steak
  • Rub over flank steak, both sides and place in a container to marinate.
    Flank Steak with Dry Marinade Rub
  • Whisk together beer and chili sauce adding garlic.
  • Add a layer of sliced onions to the bottom of the container you will be marinating your steak in; place the steak on top of this layer.
  • Gently pour mixture around flank steak being careful not to remove the rub.
  • Marinate at least 4 hours but up to 12 hours in advance in the refrigerator.
  • Preheat grill. Remove the steak from the marinade and place on the hot grill. Grill to desired doneness, about 6 minutes per side for rare. Remove to plate and let sit for 5 minutes. Cut the steak across the grain into thin diagonal slices and top with some fresh peppercorns if desired.

As with any of my recipes, calorie counts and nutritional information varies greatly depending on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish.


Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 660mg | Potassium: 694mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 595IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 3.6mg
Servings: 8
Calories: 262kcal
Author: Mary Beth
Cost: $15.00

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  1. Jamie | anderson + grant says:

    Isn't food so much better when it is done on the grill? One of my favorite parts of summer. Last year my mom made a prime rib on the charcoal grill and it was the most delicious thing I've ever tasted! I will have to give this marinade a try.

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  3. This is a great recipe! I'm going to show it to my husband. He loves everything cooked "Texas-style"! If you haven't already, please consider sharing at Celebrate Your Story! The link-up is still open! Have a great one! Hugs!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Hi Benita, and thank you so much for the invite. I'll check out your party and add it to my calendar. Have a wonderful day!