Flank Steak with Coffee-Peppercorn Marinade

Flank Steak with Coffee-Peppercorn Marinade

5 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, Summer 2002

Coffee has a remarkable affinity with beef. Here, it is complemented by balsamic vinegar, garlic and crushed peppercorns.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 3 tablespoons strong brewed coffee
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound flank steak, trimmed of fat


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  1. Whisk coffee, vinegar, oil, sugar, garlic, peppercorns and salt in a glass dish large enough for meat to lie flat. Add steak and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours.
  2. Heat grill to high.
  3. Remove steak from marinade (discard marinade). Lightly oil grill rack (see Tip). Place steak on grill and cook for 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer steak to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice thinly across the grain and serve.
  • Tip: To oil a grill rack: Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 199 calories; 9 g fat(3 g sat); 0 g fiber; 3 g carbohydrates; 24 g protein; 8 mcg folate; 68 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 2 g added sugars; 3 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 17 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 339 mg sodium; 316 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 3½ lean meat, ½ fat

Reviews 5

May 27, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Fabulous I served the flank steak with soft flour tortilla ,and serve yourself bowls of avacado , lettuce, onion, tomato, cheeses. There was no need for a sauce ,the marinade made flavorful tender and juicy slices! Pros: Tender and great flavor
July 01, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
This is a dinner time staple! This recipe is soo delicious! I make it for my family all the time. Big on flavor, and easy to do, and most of the ingredients are things I already have in my pantry! The only thing I change is a touch more salt (I'm a salt freak) and more garlic (also a garlic freak). I have in the past, and would recommend this to friends again! Pros: Easy, affordable
June 08, 2011
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By: babellah
Simply Amazing! I made this tonight and it was delicious! Even my kids loved it (and they are picky)! its supper simple and tastes better when it marindes longer :) I added this recipe onto MFP for all you MFPers Pros: easy to make Cons: none
August 02, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
We love this recipe! It is hard to stop eating this; great, easy company-worthy meal. The EW Pirate marinade is also very good if your guests are not big fans of pepper.
February 21, 2010
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By: Marilyn
We all enjoyed this - very tender.
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