Sweet & Peppery Flank Steak with Shishitos


This flank steak recipe comes together easily on a baking sheet, but if you're itching to take it outside, fire up the grill instead. Just be sure to use a grill basket for the peppers so you don't end up chasing them around the grates, or worse, losing them to the fire.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons ground pepper

  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt plus a pinch, divided

  • 1 pound flank steak, trimmed

  • 1 pound shishito or mini bell peppers

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil plus 1 teaspoon, divided

  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar

  • 1 scallion, minced


  1. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler to high. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.

  2. Combine brown sugar, pepper and 3/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Pat steak dry, then rub the brown sugar mixture on both sides. Place on the prepared pan.

  3. Toss peppers with 1 tablespoon oil in a large bowl. Scatter the peppers around the steak.

  4. Broil, flipping the steak and stirring the peppers once halfway through, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the steak registers 145 degrees F for medium rare and the peppers are tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, whisk vinegar, scallion and the remaining 1 teaspoon oil and pinch of salt in the large bowl.

  6. Transfer the steak to a clean cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes. Add the peppers and any accumulated juices from the steak back to the bowl and toss to coat. Slice the steak against the grain and serve with the peppers.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

263 Calories
13g Fat
11g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 3 oz. steak & 1 cup peppers
Calories 263
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 8g
Added Sugars 3g 6%
Protein 25g 49%
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Vitamin A 3594IU 72%
Vitamin C 146mg 162%
Folate 62mcg 16%
Sodium 441mg 19%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 2mg 12%
Magnesium 35mg 8%
Potassium 545mg 12%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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