Mojo Marinated Flank Steak

If you love quick and easy meals, you're going to simply ADORE this recipe for Mojo Marinated Flank Steak. 

Flank steak makes for an inexpensive and SUPER quick dinner because it cooks in just a matter of minutes. 

There are just two super simple rules you need to follow to make a foolproof flank steak (aka skirt steak) EVERY TIME:

  1. Bring out the maximum flavor of the steak by seasoning it well, or better yet, marinate it.
  2. Don't overcook the steak. It gets leathery and tough and outright ruined.

There "is" a 3rd little "rule" if you will- and that is while the steak only takes minutes to cook, the flavor is best if you marinade overnight, so you have to remember to do it the night before 😊

This is where your phone, Alexa, Siri or other reminder device comes in handy.  It only takes a minute to make the marinade and it makes a world of difference. Hint- I usually make it with dinner the night before while I'm cooking.

I love this steak served with a side of Garlic Roasted Wilted Spinach, Cauliflower Fauxtatoes or even just a simple salad with fresh tomatoes. Whatever side you serve it with, we promise you'll love it too!

Happy Cooking-



Mojo Marinated Flank Steak

  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time:   10 + marinade time Minutes
  • Total Time: 20 Minutes

Servings: ~4 Serving



  1. Add all ingredients (except beef & Dash) to a large zipper style bag. Zip closed & using your hands, smoosh all the ingredients together to make a uniform marinade.

  2. Add the beef. Seal again and place on a plate, in the refrigerator for 1 hour up to overnight.

  3. When ready to cook, preheat outdoor grill (or indoor cast iron pan or grill pan) to medium high heat. Oil the grates or the pan lightly using nonstick cooking spray prior to heating.

  4. Remove the steak from the bag and discard the marinade. Season with the Dash of Desperation. Cook the steak for 2 minutes on each side and check the temperature. Keep cooking / flipping until the internal temperature of the steak is 115-120 degrees for Medium Rare, 125-130 for Medium.

  5. When finished cooking, remove from the pan and set on a plate. Tent the beef with foil and let it rest for 10 minutes. Finish your other sides during this time.

  6. Slice the steak on a diagonal, garnish with lime wedges and serve hot with your favorite Green sides.

  7. Enjoy!

    Serving Size 5 oz. sliced beef and is 1 Lean, 0 Green, 0 Healthy Fat and 1 Condiment options. The marinade only imparts flavor to the steak and is discarded after use and does not need to be counted as it is not consumed.

Nutrition Facts

Optavia Counts Per Serving

1 - Lean

0 - Leaner

0 - Leanest

0 - Green

1 - Condiments

0 - Healthy Fat

Weight Watchers Points
Per Serving

2 Weight Watchers Points

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Nutritional Data Information:

This website is written and produced for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and the nutritional data on this site has not been evaluated or approved by a nutritionist or the Food and Drug Administration. Nutritional information is offered as a courtesy and should not be construed as a guaran- tee. The data is calculated through an online nutritional calculator, Very Well Fit. Although I do my best to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates only. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Furthermore, different online calculators provide different results depending on their own nutrition fact sources and algorithms. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information in a given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator.