Grilled Flank Steak Recipe with Cilantro Lime Butter


Grilled Flank Steak is an easy and simple thing you can make for dinner all summer long. This flank steak recipe is so flavorful, with a delicious cilantro lime steak butter to make it even better. Have a great steak dinner ready in no time!

flank steak covered in cilantro butter


Grilled Flank Steak

This flank steak recipe is absolutely perfect for summer. Learn how to grill flank steak for a simple delicious dinner!

Everyone loves a good steak recipe, especially me. The amazing flavor of a properly cooked steak is hard to beat! Grilled, broiled, cooked in a skillet, I’m not picky as long as it tastes INCREDIBLE.

And let me tell you, this grilled flank steak recipe tastes incredible! The recipe is so simple, but it gives you a meal that you’ll really want to savor. The cilantro lime steak butter melted on top just makes it extra amazing.

With simple refrigerator  staples like Gourmet Garden Stir-in Chunky Garlic Paste as well as Gourmet Garden Lightly Dried Cilantro, this Grilled Flank Steak Recipe can be easily made any night of the week! Gourmet Garden herbs last up to 4 weeks and their pastes last up to 3 months in the refrigerator! No trips to the grocery store or chopping/prepping necessary!

So grill up some steaks this summer, add a side of veggies (grilled asparagus is one of my favorite things to pair with it), and enjoy!

Cooking flank steak on the grill is an easy way to make a great dinner!

sliced cilantro lime butter

plate of cilantro butter and plate of flank steak

pictures of flank steak before and after grilling

Flank Steak Recipe

Every type of steak has certain ways of cooking, cutting, or seasoning that make it just PERFECT. Flank steak needs to be cut a specific way to keep it tender, and grilling it is such a great way to cook it. Because the flavor is so amazing, it doesn’t need much help, but a few bits of seasonings, herbs, and this special cilantro lime butter really do make it perfect.

What is flank steak?

Flank steak is cut from the abdominal or lower chest are of the cow. That makes it a relatively tough cut of meat, but it’s filled with flavor (similar to skirt steak). It’s typically cut a certain way (against the grain) to make it more tender, and it often used in recipes that call for strips of steak. It’s great for fajitas, nachos, and Philly cheesesteak

Cilantro Lime Steak Butter

The cilantro lime steak butter adds so much extra flavor to this grilled flank steak recipe, and I absolutely love it! You’ve got cilantro, lime juice, and garlic combined into the perfect butter to melt over the steak before eating. Yum!

Cooking with Gourmet Garden Herbs

You guys know I’ve been on a mission to show you just how amazing Gourmet Garden Herbs are for cooks like us that crave delicious fresh flavors, but also want to spend as much time with our families as possible. 

Gourmet Garden is amazing because their herbs and pastes are fresh and tasty, but also SO EASY and convenient. Not a fan of chopping? You don’t have to! Not a fan of peeling garlic? You don’t have to!

Gourmet Garden Lightly Dried Herbs (like the Lightly Dried Cilantro we used in this Cilantro Lime Butter Recipe) stay fresh in the fridge for FOUR WEEKS and their Stir-in Pastes (Like the Stir-in Chunky Garlic Paste we used on both the steak rub as well as in the butter) lasts for up to THREE MONTHS. 

Using Gourmet Garden means less food waste, less prep time, and MORE FLAVOR! Be sure to check out my other recipes featuring Gourmet Garden from my journey to make four weeks of fresh and easy meals!

Something for everyone!

Look for the Gourmet Garden products right in the produce section, next to the pre-cut produce and fresh herbs. Once at home, you need to store them in your refrigerator to keep them fresh.

tube of gourmet garden garlic paste and container of cilantro

grilled flank steak topped with cilantro lime butter

How to Grill Flank Steak

This grilled flank steak recipe is so simple. Make the cilantro lime butter (which just requires mixing some ingredients together, and then letting it sit in the refrigerator), let the steak sit on the grill for a few minutes, and then you’re done. That’s it! It’s a great summer grilling recipe that you can make any night of the week.

How long to grill flank steak

How long to grill flank steak depends on how done you want your steak (see below for more info). Grilling it for about 6 minutes on each side should cook it to rare, while cooking closer to 9-10 minutes per side will give you a well-done steak. Keep your meat thermometer by the grill; that’s the best way to know when it’s ready!

Grilled steak internal temperature

When cooking steak (or any meat), make sure you have an instant-read thermometer handy to check the internal temperature. This is the best way to make sure it’s cooked perfectly and safe to eat. 

You can grill this flank steak to whatever your preferred temperature is: Rare (130-135°F), Medium (150-155°F), or Well-done (165°f). Because this cut of meat is a bit tough, well-done typically won’t give you the best results. I recommend medium-rare (140°F) for this recipe!

If you want a handy internal meat temperature chart to keep in your kitchen, head to this post and download a free printable!

How to cut flank steak

It’s important to cut the meat against the grain, at a slight diagonal angle. This Epicurious video will give you a quick how-to. Cutting against the grain will make sure each slice is juicy and flavorful!

plate of grilled steak sliced into thin strips

flank steak topped with butter

Easy Steak Recipes

I LOVE steak. It’s juicy, tender, and sooo flavorful. I used to think I could only get a good steak at a restaurant, but now I know that’s just not true. In addition to this grilled flank steak recipe, there are so many other easy steak recipes you can make at home. All different cuts, grilling, in the oven, etc. There are so many great ways to make a steak, and I’ve got plenty of recipes for you!

close up on sliced flank steak

Look no further than this grilled flank steak recipe with cilantro lime butter for an easy and delicious meal. Thanks to Gourmet Garden Herbs it’s easy to dine al fresco with the fam, and enjoy an amazing dinner!

See the recipe card for details on how to grill flank steak with cilantro lime butter. Enjoy!

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