Spice Rubbed Flank Steak

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Spice Rubbed Flank Steak

This flank steak was inspired by Mexican flavors for Cinco de Mayo tomorrow. The process of preparing and cooking of this flank steak is incredibly easy. You can make a fast spice rub and coat the steak early in the day, and when you pull it out just before dinner it will be packed with flavor!

A quick broil is all it will take to have that steak ready for dinner. I accompany the steak with all of the fixings for fajitas, and serve it family style so that everyone can help themselves!

If you are planning a Cinco de Mayo dinner, here are some recipes from the archives that may help round out your menu!

Shrimp Ceviche


Vegetable Enchiladas

Spice Rubbed Flank Steak, serves 6

Spice Rub:
1 Tbs Coco powder
1 Tbs Cumin
1 Tbs Chili powder
1 Tbs Kosher salt
2 tsp chipolte chili powder

2.5 lbs of flank steak

In a bowl, combine the spices.


Place the flank steak on a foil lined sheet pan.


Rub the steak generously with the spice mixture on both sides.


Cover the steak with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a few hours, or up to overnight.

Preheat the oven to broil.

Broil the steak for about 10 minutes. Take out and let rest about 5 minutes.

Slice against the grain and serve hot.


I serve this with broiled peppers and onions, black beans, shredded cheese, avocado, salsa and hot tortillas.


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  1. Vicki in GA says:

    The steak looks delish and I know I could finish off a whole flank steak cooked the way you prepared it! It is perfect. I’m starved, can you tell!

  2. I always have a hard time with flank steak, but this looks like a recipe I could not mess up. Wonderful.

  3. sippitysup says:

    Hey your spice is nice! GREG

  4. Your gorgeous flank steak is making me yearn for the warm days of summer. What a great way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

  5. Angela Greene says:

    Yum!! Just bought some flank steak yesterday.

  6. Brenda says:

    absolutely delicious. thanks.

    i made a puree of mango, jalapeno, cilantro, garlic, oil, vinegar, and honey to top the steak. the bit of sweet paired nicely with the smoky spices.

  7. Mary says:

    My husband John and I made this last night
    and it was absolutely delicious!!!!
    Thank You for your recipe!!!

  8. Ritik says:

    Holy cow, that sauce looks SASSY!!!! My hnabsud has been to Yemen and I’ll be that he ate a lot of that sauce since he never got sick there. The peppers would kill off all the bacteria.