What I love about flank steak is that it’s relatively inexpensive, and it is amazing in burritos! I’ve been doing this recipe for years under a infrared gas broiler, and honestly didn’t think it could get any better. I was wrong, because everything is better on a Big Green Egg.
I start with the three pack flank steaks from Costco, and each flank steak feeds about 3-4 people. I usually do just one, so adjust the following ingredients up depending on how many you will be cooking.
1 cup of soy sauce
4 cloves of garlic, minced
½ cup of chopped cilantro
½ cup of finely chopped onion
With the steak in a gallon Ziplock bag rub half of the minced garlic on each side of the steak. Then distribute half of the cilantro and half of the chopped onion to each side of the steak. Now add your soy sauce to the bag being somewhat careful not to pour it directly on the steak, preventing washing off the garlic, cilantro and onion from the steak. There should be enough soy sauce that both sides of the steak are getting marinated in soy sauce. I let this sit in the refrigerator for 4-8 hours depending on my schedule for the day. I’ve never been able to tell a big difference between steak that has marinated for a full day compared to half the day so just go with what is eas
y for your day.
When it’s time to light the fire, set it for direct cooking and get it to hold at about 500 degrees. This is a very forgiving piece of meat so don’t be nervous if you’re up to 550 degrees, or even slightly below 500 degrees. Remove your steak from the zip lock and slap it on the grill and close the lid until it’s time to flip it. Remember – if you’re lookin, you ain’t cookin’. Your cooking time is exactly 6 minutes on each side for medium color, which I find ideal for burritos and tacos. Let it rest for about 10 minutes before cutting. Cut very thin slices of about 1/8” put them on a tortilla with all the fixins you love and eat up!
Kyle D. Mirka