Mouth-Watering Flank Steak Recipe with Garlic Wine Sauce!

Are you in the mood for a steak that is tender, juicy, and coated in a mouth-watering garlic wine sauce? Look no further than this incredible recipe for flank steak with garlic wine sauce. With just a few ingredients, you can create a dish that is sure to impress your family and friends.

Not only is this recipe easy to make, but it’s also customizable to your tastes. You can adjust the amount of garlic or soy sauce you use to suit your preferences. And because it’s cooked on the grill or stovetop, you can enjoy this dish year-round.

You don’t have to be a seasoned cook to master this recipe either. This article will guide you through each step, including ingredient substitutions and serving suggestions to make sure your final product is perfect. So let’s get started with the ingredient list!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Flank Steak with Garlic Wine Sauce
Flank Steak with Garlic Wine Sauce

Are you looking for a quick and easy recipe that will leave a lasting impression on your taste buds? Look no further than the Flank Steak with Garlic Wine Sauce Recipe!

First of all, who doesn’t love a juicy, grilled flank steak? This recipe perfectly seasons and grills the steak to medium-rare perfection. But what really sets this dish apart is the rich and flavorful garlic wine sauce that’s drizzled over the top. The heady combination of garlic and dry red wine creates an irresistible flavor that’s sure to please even the most refined palate.

This recipe also includes scallions and unsalted butter to further enhance the flavor profile. And with substitutions and variations provided in the article, you can easily customize the recipe to fit your personal preferences.

But what about pairing this dish with other foods or beverages? Fear not – this recipe also includes suggestions for what to serve alongside your flank steak with garlic wine sauce. From grilled vegetables to mashed potatoes, you’re sure to find a pairing that will make your meal even more enjoyable.

In summary, if you’re looking for an easy but delicious recipe that’s perfect for dinner parties or a cozy night in, look no further than the Flank Steak with Garlic Wine Sauce Recipe. With its mouth-watering flavors and easy preparation process, this dish is guaranteed to become a staple in your recipe collection.

Ingredient List

 Juicy and tender flank steak cooked to perfection.
Juicy and tender flank steak cooked to perfection.

Here are the ingredients needed to make Flank Steak with Garlic Wine Sauce Recipe:
For the steak marinade:

  • 2 lb. flank steak
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For the garlic wine sauce:

  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 head of garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot or small red onion, minced
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of dry red wine
  • 2 tbsp. chopped scallions (green onions)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Other recipe ingredients:

  • Cooking spray or vegetable oil, for greasing the grill pan
  • Steak seasoning: salt and pepper, to taste

The Recipe How-To

 Flavorful garlic wine sauce that enhances the meat's taste.
Flavorful garlic wine sauce that enhances the meat’s taste.

Here’s how to make this delicious Flank Steak with Garlic Wine Sauce Recipe:

Step 1: Prepare the Steak

– 2 lb flank steak
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  1. Season both sides of the steak with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the grill or a grill pan over medium-high heat.
  3. Grease the grates with cooking spray or vegetable oil.
  4. Add the steak to the grill or pan and cook for 3-5 minutes per side for medium-rare, or until desired degree of doneness.

Step 2: Make the Garlic Butter Sauce

– 1 head garlic, minced
– 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
– Salt and pepper to taste

  1. In a small bowl, mix together minced garlic, softened butter, and salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Set aside until ready to serve.

Step 3: Make Red Wine Sauce

– 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
– 2 shallots or green onions finely sliced
– 1 cup of dry red wine (such as merlot)
– 3 cups beef broth
– Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  1. In a saucepan over medium-high heat add in unsalted butter and let it melt until lightly browned.
  2. Add shallots, sauté until golden brown.
  3. Pour in red wine and bring it to a boil, then let it reduce by half for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add in beef broth and let it cook for a few more minutes.
  5. Season with salt & freshly ground black pepper.

Step 4: Serve

  1. Let the steak rest for about five minutes after removing from the grill/pan so that juices can redistribute throughout the meat.
  2. Slice against the grain.
  3. Pour the red wine sauce on top of the sliced steak.
  4. Add a dollop of garlic butter before serving.

This dish is perfect for those who love tender and juicy steak paired with the beautiful flavor of red wine sauce and pungent garlic butter.

Substitutions and Variations

 The perfect dish for meat-lovers and wine enthusiasts.
The perfect dish for meat-lovers and wine enthusiasts.

One of the best things about cooking is that you can always experiment and adapt recipes to cater to your personal taste. This recipe for flank steak with garlic wine sauce is no exception. Here are a few ideas to switch things up and make this dish your own.

First, let’s talk about the cut of meat. If you’re unable to find flank steak, you can easily substitute it with skirt steak or hanger steak. Both cuts are equally delicious and tender when cooked correctly.

As for the wine sauce, if you prefer not to cook with alcohol, substitute the dry red wine with beef broth. You’ll still achieve a rich and flavorful sauce without the addition of wine.

If garlic isn’t your thing, swap it out for another aromatic herb such as rosemary or thyme. Alternatively, leave out the garlic altogether for a simpler flavor profile.

For an extra pop of color and flavor, consider adding sliced mushrooms or green bell peppers to the pan while cooking your steak. These vegetables will complement the savory flavors in the dish.

Finally, if you’re feeling adventurous, try marinating your flank steak with a honey soy sauce or lemon garlic marinade before cooking. These marinades will add an extra layer of flavor to your grilled steak.

Overall, this recipe is versatile and can be adjusted to meet your preferences. As long as you follow the basic steps and measurements outlined in the recipe, feel free to play around with different ingredients and techniques to create a dish that truly speaks to you.

Serving and Pairing

 Fire up the grill and get ready to impress your guests!
Fire up the grill and get ready to impress your guests!

Serving this Flank Steak with Garlic Wine Sauce recipe is an absolute delight on the tastebuds. When cooked to perfection, flank steak has a juicy and tender mouthfeel with a slight chew that goes perfectly well with the savory garlic wine sauce.

Pairing this dish with the right side dish will elevate its flavors even further. Try roasted vegetables like asparagus or carrots for something more classic or Brussels sprouts for something unique. Roasted potatoes, fries or mashed potatoes are all great options too.

As for wine pairings, I recommend going for a full-bodied red wine such as a Cabernet Sauvignon or Syrah to bring out the depth of flavors in the steak and complement the rich garlic wine sauce. The dry red wine included in the recipe also pairs perfectly well with the dish. If you’re not into red wines, a buttery Chardonnay would also work well due to its richness.

Overall, this dish is incredibly versatile when it comes to pairing drinks and sides. It’s perfect for a dinner party or romantic night in with your special someone but also fits snugly into casual family dinners.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The magic of garlic and wine in one amazing sauce.
The magic of garlic and wine in one amazing sauce.

This Flank Steak with Garlic Wine Sauce recipe is perfect for meal prepping! You can make the steak ahead of time and reheat it as needed. Store the cooked flank steak in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days. To reheat, simply place the steak in a microwave-safe dish and cover it with a damp paper towel to prevent it from drying out. Reheat the steak for 30 seconds at a time until it’s heated through.

The garlic wine sauce can also be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for up to three days. When reheating, warm up the sauce over low heat on the stove or in a microwave-safe dish for 30 seconds at a time until heated through.

If you have leftover flank steak, you can easily turn it into another dish. Slice up the cooked steak, add some sautéed vegetables like mushrooms or bell peppers, and stuff it into a pita or wrap for a delicious lunch option.

Looking to switch things up? Instead of flank steak, try using skirt steak or hanger steak in this recipe. Both cuts are equally tender and flavorful when marinated before grilling.

Whether you’re meal prepping for the week or transforming leftover flank steak into a new meal, this recipe is sure to impress your taste buds with its rich garlic wine sauce and perfectly grilled steak.

Tips for Perfect Results

 The ideal pairing for a bold red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon.
The ideal pairing for a bold red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon.

Now that you have all the necessary ingredient and steps to make this amazing flank steak with garlic wine sauce, let’s talk about some helpful tips to ensure that your end result is nothing but perfection.

First and foremost, it is important to give your steak plenty of time to marinate. This not only imparts flavor but also helps tenderize the meat. Aim for at least 2 hours or ideally overnight in the refrigerator.

When it comes time to cook your flank steak, it is essential to get your cooking surface nice and hot. Whether you are grilling on high heat, using a grill pan over medium-high heat, or cooking on a cast-iron skillet, be sure your heating element is preheated before starting.

Another trick to getting a beautiful crust on your steak is to cover it lightly with vegetable oil before seasoning. This ensures maximum contact with the cooking surface and gives you that coveted seared texture.

For the perfect temperature, remove the steak from heat once it reaches an internal temperature of 135°F for medium-rare, 140°F for medium or 145°F for medium-well. Keep in mind that the steak will continue to cook after you take it off the heat source.

Once you’ve cooked your flank steak to your desired degree of doneness, give it a few minutes to rest before cutting into it. This allows the juices to redistribute evenly throughout the meat resulting in a more tender and flavorful piece of meat.

Last but not least, when making the garlic wine sauce be sure to stir continuously and control the heat so that the butter doesn’t break the sauce. Also add soy sauce that enhances umami flavor.

Follow these tips and you’ll be amazed at how quickly this dish will become one of your favorite go-to dinner recipes!


As someone who has prepared this dish multiple times, I can attest that it is a crowd-pleaser. However, as with any recipe, there may be questions along the way. In this section, I have included some of the most frequently asked questions about this flank steak with garlic wine sauce recipe to help you achieve the best results possible.

What is the best way to cook flank steak so it’s tender?

To achieve optimal flavor and texture, these cuts of meat require a high-heat cooking method for a brief period. You can use cooking spray or olive oil to lubricate the pan, and make sure to cook each side for approximately four minutes. It is important to aim for a medium-rare temperature to avoid the meat becoming overly tough.

Does flank steak get more tender the longer you cook it?

As a sommelier, I recommend cooking flank steak to achieve doneness that ranges from rare to medium rare. Additionally, it can be cooked until it’s so well-done that it’s easy to cut with a fork. Although this cut lacks fat, a lengthier cooking time can result in tenderized meat by breaking down its fibers. If cooked to medium or well-done states, flank steak can be unpleasantly chewy.

How does Gordon Ramsay cook flank steak?

Before cooking the flank, it is recommended to remove it from the refrigerator and let it sit in room temperature for 20 minutes. Next, preheat a grill pan over medium high heat and spray it with cooking oil. Once heated, add the flank steak onto the grill and cook for 3-4 minutes on one side. After flipping the steak, continue cooking for an additional 2-3 minutes or until it has reached your preference of doneness.

Why is my flank steak always tough?

Flank steak has a unique taste but can be a bit chewy compared to other beef cuts. This is attributed to the numerous elongated, thin strands within the meat. To soften the texture, cooks tend to marinate it before cooking it through methods such as grilling, stir-frying, broiling or smoking.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Flank Steak with Garlic Wine Sauce recipe is one that will definitely elevate your culinary skills and palate. There are many reasons why you will love this recipe, such as the tenderness of the flank steak, the aroma of garlic butter sauce, and the rich taste of dry red wine. This recipe is also versatile, allowing for substitutions and variations to suit your personal preferences or any dietary restrictions.

Furthermore, not only is this dish a feast for your taste buds, but it also provides numerous health benefits. Red wines contain antioxidants and beneficial compounds that promote heart health and can lower blood pressure. Flank steak is an excellent source of protein and contains less fat than other cuts of beef.

In terms of serving and pairing, I recommend serving the Flank Steak with Garlic Wine Sauce alongside roasted vegetables or a garden salad. For wine pairing, a dry red wine like Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot complements the flavors in the steak and sauce perfectly.

Whether you are looking to impress guests at a dinner party or treat yourself to a delicious homemade meal, this recipe is sure to impress. So give it a try and let me know how it turns out! Happy cooking!

Flank Steak with Garlic Wine Sauce

Flank Steak with Garlic Wine Sauce Recipe

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Cook Time 6 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Fusion
Calories 444.6 kcal


  • 1 1/2 lbs flank steaks (1 piece)
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, Softened
  • 2 tablespoons scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 1 garlic head, roasted, pureed


  • Sprinkle flank steak with salt and a generous amount of freshly ground black pepper.
  • Heat a wide heavy skillet.
  • Do not add fat.
  • When hot, cook seasoned steak until seared and well browned on each side (about 1 minute per side).
  • Reduce heat and add 2 T butter.
  • Cook 3 to 5 minutes on each side.
  • For best results, the meat should be quite rare.
  • Remove the meat from the pan and keep warm.
  • Pour off the fat in the skillet and add the scallions and red wine.
  • Bring to a boil and whisk in the garlic puree.
  • Boil until the wine is reduced by half, thickened, and syrupy.
  • As it boils, scrape up the browned bits in the skillet with a wooden spoon.
  • Stir in the meat juices that have accumulated unter the flank steak.
  • Boil for 1 or 2 seconds more.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Gently swirl in the 2 T soften butter so that it incorporates into the wine.
  • Quickly slice the meat, against the grain, into thin strips.
  • Arrange the slices on a hot platter, pour sauce down the center of them and serve at once.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 253gCalories: 444.6kcalCarbohydrates: 4.2gProtein: 36.8gFat: 25.7gSaturated Fat: 13.2gCholesterol: 100.3mgSodium: 97.5mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0.5g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Very Low Carbs
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