Flank Steak (Technically Primal)

Flank Steak

If you guys don’t have a T-FAL OPTIGRILL yet, you are seriously missing out.  It’s similar to a George Foreman in that it’s an indoor press grill with a drain tray.  How is it different?  Push the power button, push the button that corresponds with the type of meat or food you’re cooking (so in this case: beef), then push start.  The grill will preheat and beep to let you know that it’s ready to use.  Open the grill, put in your meat, and close the grill.  You can clearly see from the color cycle where your meat is in the cook process…and it beeps at each doneness interval on the way up.  Perfectly cooked meat every time!  No, they’re not paying me to say this…but if they would like to pay me, I’ll talk about them all the time, HA!

I had some flank steak that I marinated in yogurt and spices…and…YUM.  I served it with small baked potatoes (with a little salt and Kerrygold), sliced Honey Crisp apples, and small slices of raw milk  yogurt cheese.  Oh. My. God. Apples + cheese = cooking WIN.

Primal Flank Steak

1-2 pounds flank steak

1 C plain yogurt

1 Tbsp cumin

1 Tbsp chili powder

2 tsp coriander

1 tsp garlic powder

2 tsp oregano

1 tsp lemon juice

salt and pepper

1.- Salt and pepper flank steak.  In medium bowl, mix yogurt, lemon juice, and all spices.  Place flank steak in a resealable plastic bag and add yogurt.  Seal bag and massage yogurt into meat to coat.  Put in refrigerator for at least an hour, up to two days.

2.- Preheat grill (or skillet) to medium-high heat (side note: if you are using the Optigrill, your choice of meat determines your heat level for you…so your meat type is the only button you push for that process).  Grill meat until desired doneness is reached.  If you’re using the Optigrill, it takes about 90 seconds to reach medium rare…so I’m guessing in a regular skillet, it would take about 90 seconds to 2 minutes per side.


3 thoughts on “Flank Steak (Technically Primal)

    • chiodo80

      Haha! Yeah, they are AMAZING! They are typically around $170-190, but use a Bed Bath & Beyond coupon to get one for way cheaper hehe! The whole beeping-doneness feature is totally worth the price difference between it and a George Foreman. Plus, it fits pretty wide pieces of meat. It’s like 15-18″ across 🙂

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